where to mail irs tax forms
Taxpayers that want to save on postage and get a faster refund should consider filing online. Filing online is the fast, secure way to complete your 2011 IRS and state income taxes. Plus, you have the option of having your refund deposited in up to three different accounts (using Form 8888). For more information on filing online, click here.
If you plan to print and mail-in your return, SaveWealth's Where to File™ can also help, with addresses for mailing IRS and state income tax forms.
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Mistake on your tax return? Here is the solution: Amended Returns
If you discover an error after you have filed your return, you may need to correct or amend your tax return. The IRS may correct errors involving mathematical or clerical errors on a return and may accept returns without certain required forms or schedules in which case you do not need in that case to correct/amend your return. However, do file an amended return if there’s a change in your filing status, income, deductions, or credits. Use Form 1040X(pdf) , Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, to correct a previously filed Form 1040 (pdf), Form 1040A(pdf), Form 1040EZ(pdf), Form 1040NR (pdf), Form 1040 NR-EZ (pdf), or to change amounts previously adjusted by the IRS. In addition you can also use Form 1040X to make a claim for a carryback due to a loss or unused credit; however, you may also be able to use Form 1045 (pdf), Application for Tentative Refund, instead of Form 1040X. Also, if the Form 8938 (pdf), Statement of Specified Foreign Financial Assets, applies to you, file it with an annual return or an amended return. See the Form 8938 instructions for more information.
If you owe additional tax for a tax year for which the due date for filing hasn’t passed, you can avoid penalties and interest if you file Form 1040X and pay the tax by the due date for that year (without regard to any extension of time to file). If the due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, filing the form and paying the tax is timely if filed or paid the next business day. If you file after the unextended due date, don’t include any interest or penalties on Form 1040X; they will be adjusted accordingly.
In many cases, to claim a refund, you must file Form 1040X within 3 years after the date you filed your original return or within 2 years after the date you paid the tax, (whichever is later). Returns filed before the due date (without regard to extensions) are considered filed on the due date. Be aware special rules apply for refund claims relating to net operating losses, foreign tax credits, bad debts, and other issues. You can find more information about amending a return by referring to the Form 1040X Instructions, and What If I Made a Mistake? in Chapter 1 of Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax for Individuals. But note: You cannot file an amended tax return electronically using the e file system. See Where To File in the Form 1040X Instructions for the address to mail your amended return.
File a separate Form 1040X for each tax year you’re amending. Mail each form in a separate envelope. Be sure to enter the year of the return you’re amending at the top of Form 1040X. The form has three columns:
Column A shows original figures (the original return) or adjusted figures.
Column B is the difference between Columns A and C. (There’s an area on the back of the form to explain the specific changes you’re making and the reason for each change.)
Column C shows the corrected figures.
Be sure to attach copies of any forms or schedules affected by the change. Note: be certain to include any Form/s W-2 received after the original filing. You should also attach Form/s W-2G and 1099 that support changes made on the return if there was income tax withheld.
You can check the status of your Form 1040X(pdf) using WMAR (Where’s My Amended Return?) an online tool, or by using the following toll-free telephone number 866-464-2050 three weeks after you file your amended return. These tools are available in English and Spanish. Note: You can track the status of amended returns for the current year and up to three prior years.
You will be required to enter your TIN (taxpayer identification number), which is usually your social security number, date of birth, and ZIP code in either tool to prove your identity. Once you have entered your information the web tool will show the status of your amended return within the processing stages: Received, Adjusted, or Completed. Please note: amended returns take up to 16 weeks to process and up to three weeks from the date of mailing to show up in the system. Unless specifically indicated there is no need to call.
Note: Changes made on your federal return may affect your state tax liability. For information on how to correct your state tax return, contact your state tax agency.
I moved recently can I get a tax deduction for moving expenses?
To write off your moving costs, you must pass three requirements:
Find 2016 IRS Income Tax Forms Online: Where To Find Forms 1040 And Earned Income Tax Credit, Plus How To File Online For Free
Those looking to find 2016 IRS income tax forms online are in luck, as the tax-collecting agency has moved all of its necessary forms online for taxpayers to download and print out.
This year bring a major push for the agency, which has increased access to the most popular forms online (links to download 2016 tax forms can be found below).
While this push is a good thing for the technology savvy, taxpayers used to stopping at the library to pick up their annual income tax forms may be out of luck this year. More and more people are filing their taxes online — 95 percent of people used electronic filing last year — which has led the IRS to move away from physical forms. The number of tax products available in public library is down drastically this year, with many no longer carrying the popular 1040 IRS forms.
So that means more people are turning to the internet, with many searching for the first time where they can find the IRS income tax forms online.
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There is now a push for the IRS to make even more tax forms available online. Montana Senator Jon Tester is calling on the agency to post copies of these forms online, as reports indicated that at least some of the necessary forms were not available in a usable way.
“Tax season is often a stressful time for many Americans and with even more complexity being added to our tax code, it is important that we find ways to streamline the process,” Tester wrote (via KMMS). “Both the taxpayer and the IRS would benefit from having all necessary forms readily accessible via the Internet.”
Luckily, the IRS offers plenty of help. That includes a tool for those unsure if they need to file income taxes. The process takes about 12 minutes, IBT reported.
The IRS offers more than just tax forms online. It also has some free online programs available to more than 70 percent of taxpayers that will offer help with putting it all together.
As MassLive.com reported, taxpayers can also go directly to the IRS website to file their taxes:
“The IRSFree File program at IRS.gov began Friday, Jan. 15, and the IRS begins accepting and processing all tax returns on Tuesday, Jan. 1&.9rdquo;
“The software is free to those who qualify. Commercial partners of the IRS offer free brand-name software to about 100 million individuals and families with incomes of $62,000 or less. Seventy percent of the nation’s taxpayers are eligible for IRS Free File.”
While free is always good when it comes to filing taxes, the paid programs offer their own benefits, IBT reported.
“You can also purchase tax filing programs like TaxCut, H&R Block or TurboTax, which come in both online (sometimes these are free) and desktop versions,” the report noted. “Unlike their online counterparts, the desktop programs save your tax return and information on your computer, which means it’s always accessible, even without an internet connection and also less of a hassle to input your personal information the following tax year.”
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Those who want to find 2016 IRS income tax forms online can click here for the essentials, including the 1040, child tax credits, and the earned income tax credit. Taxpayers can also call the IRS directly at 1-800-829-3676 and they will send pertinent forms by mail.