Tax Tip: Where To File Your Tax Return

Once you complete your 2000 federal tax return, you can either file it electronically or mail it to the IRS. If you choose to mail your return, be sure to read your tax instruction booklet carefully to find the address of the IRS center for your area.

For this year, the IRS has changed its filing locations for individual taxpayers in 12 states - Alaska, Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Montana, Nebraska, Oregon, West Virginia, and Wyoming. This is part of a redistribution of work among the 10 IRS centers that will be completed in 2002. Two centers will then be dedicated to processing business tax returns and the other eight will process individual returns. In addition, the IRS is requesting that taxpayers use a nine-digit zip code which identifies whether or not a payment is included with the return.

When mailing your return, use the envelope and the appropriate label (with payment or without payment that came with your tax instruction booklet because the label will have the correct address pre-printed on it. If you do not have the pre-addressed labels and envelope or if you moved during the year, check the tax package to find the appropriate address depending on your filing condition of the IRS center listed for the area where you live.

AccountingWEB's TaxZone has a complete listing of new IRS mailing addresses and zip codes.

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This daily Tax Tip has been provided by the IRS

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