Federal Income Tax

How to Mail Tax Return

How to mail a tax return? If you’re filing a paper tax return despite the IRS suggesting that you file electronically, a paper Form 1040 must be mailed to IRS.

Before you get to mail your tax return, make sure to go over your tax forms and schedules once again. If there are any missing forms or schedules or information found on these documents, you will need to mail to the IRS again to make corrections. Since you would want to file a tax return only once, these are quite important.

As for how to prepare your tax return before mailing, here are the things you should do:

  • Review your documents to see there isn’t any missing or false information.
  • Look at the forms and schedules you need to file your tax return with and make sure everything is attached to your tax return.
    • You can staple forms and schedules in on the upper right or left corner of Form 1040. Sort your forms and schedules orderly so the IRS workers have an easier time processing your tax return.
  • Put everything in a large enough envelope that you wouldn’t need to fold anything that goes into your tax return.

You shouldn’t have a hard time with your tax return later on once everything above is correctly done. Then, you can mail your tax return to the IRS.

The Internal Revenue Service has multiple mailing addresses depending on your state of residence and whether or not you’re paying the IRS.

Here is where to mail Form 1040.

Note: Mail your tax return with USPS. Do not use Private Delivery Services such as FedEx, UPS, etc. Mailing tax return with USPS has some perks. If you mail your tax return on April 14 and it reaches the IRS on April 18, it will be considered that you filed your tax return on April 14, thus, avoiding late-fees and interest for the days due.

If you owe taxes and pay the IRS, mail it to :

StateMailing Address
Alabama, North Carolina, South CarolinaInternal Revenue Service
P O Box 1214
Charlotte, NC 28201-1214
Alaska, California, Hawaii, WashingtonInternal Revenue Service
P.O. Box 7704
San Francisco, CA 94120-7704
Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, WyomingInternal Revenue Service
P O Box 802501
Cincinnati, OH 45280-2501
Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Tennessee, VirginiaInternal Revenue Service
P.O. Box 931000
Louisville, KY 40293-1000
Connecticut, District of Columbia, Maryland, Rhode Island, West VirginiaInternal Revenue Service
P. O. Box 931000
Louisville, KY 40293-1000
Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, VermontInternal Revenue Service
P.O. Box 37008
Hartford, CT 06176-7008
Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, WisconsinInternal Revenue Service
P.O. Box 802501
Cincinnati, OH 45280-2501
PennsylvaniaInternal Revenue Service
P.O. Box 37008
Hartford, CT 06176-7008

If you don’t owe in taxes, therefore, not paying the IRS, mail it to:

StateMailing Address
Alabama, North Carolina, South CarolinaDepartment of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Kansas City, MO 64999-0002
Alaska, California, Hawaii, WashingtonDepartment of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Fresno, CA 93888-0002
Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming
Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Ogden, UT 84201-0002
Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Tennessee, VirginiaDepartment of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Kansas City, MO 64999-0002
Connecticut, District of Columbia, Maryland, Rhode Island, West VirginiaDepartment of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Ogden, UT 84201-0002
Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, VermontDepartment of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Kansas City, MO 64999-0002
Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, WisconsinDepartment of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Fresno, CA 93888-0002
PennsylvaniaDepartment of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Ogden, UT 84201-0002

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