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Mailing A Tax Return to the IRS or Your State

Question:
How do I mail a Tax Return to the IRS and/or my state if I don't have a prior year AGI or current IP PIN?
Article, Solution:

Sign in to your eFile.com account and click on the My Account link in the top menu.

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Click on the PDF icon for the tax return you want to mail in. This will open the PDF in a new window for you. Print this full document as you will need various parts of it.

Separate the printed document into sections:

  1. Federal Return
  2. Each State Return.

1. Mailing Your Federal IRS Tax Return

Confirm the bank information is correct on the return if you are having your refund deposited to a bank account.

Sign page 2 of your Tax Return Form 1040. Add the date your sign your return. Make sure Occupation is filled in and complete the IP PIN boxes if you were assigned one by the IRS. If you are married, filing a joint return, your spouse will also have to complete their portion of the signature section. Your federal tax return is not considered a valid return unless it is signed.

Mail Return - Sign and Date

Attach any schedules and forms behind your Form 1040 in the order of the "Attachment Sequence No." shown in the upper right hand corner of the schedule or form. For supporting statements, arrange them in the same order as the schedules or forms they support and attach them last.

Mail Return - Attach

Attach copies of Forms W-2s, 1099s, and other income documents to the front of your Form 1040.

The IRS address you use depends on where you live and whether you are enclosing a check. You can find the right address to use here:

https://www.efile.com/where-to-mail-tax-return-form-irs-mailing-address-for-refund/ 

You should send your Tax Return through the US Postal Service with a method for delivery tracking. This way, you will know when the IRS receives your Tax Return.

Please Note: It could take up to 6-8 weeks for the IRS to process your mailed tax return.

2. Mailing Your State Tax Return

To file your State Returns by mail, you will follow a similar process to the Federal Return.

Confirm the bank information is correct on the return if you are having your refund deposited to a bank account.

Make sure to sign and date your Return. Then attach all of the supporting documents and income forms, similar to the Federal Tax Return Instructions above.

The proper mailing address to send your Tax Return is typically on the main state tax form page of your PDF. You may also find the proper mailing address on the eFile.com state page for your state. Please click on your state in the interactive map below. You will be taken to your state page, and the proper tax return mailing address should appear at the bottom of the individual state page. 

 

You should send your State Tax Return through the US Postal Service with a method for delivery tracking. This way, you will know when the your state receives your Tax Return.

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