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How to File IRS Form 8822-B, Change of Address or Responsible Party

You’ll file Form 8822-B to inform the IRS of a business mailing address, business location, or responsible party change. Only businesses with an Employer Identification Number (EIN) can use this form for changes to their address and responsible party. Read on to learn how to update the IRS to a change of your business address or responsible party.

What is IRS Form 8822-B?

IRS Form 8822-B is used for businesses with EINs to update their business addresses and responsible party information with the federal government. An EIN or Employer Identification Number is a nine-digit tax ID number like your business’ social security number you must apply for with the IRS. You’ll use your EIN to open a bank account for your business and file your taxes.

With an EIN registered with the IRS, you’ll need to keep the federal government informed of changes to your business’ addresses and the person responsible for handling IRS communication (called the responsible party).

How do I get an EIN?

You’ll file Form SS-4 with the IRS and provide the following information:

  • Business name
  • Business mailing and physical addresses
  • Name of responsible party
  • Entity type

Learn more about getting an EIN.

Do I need to file IRS Form 8822-B?

You’ll use IRS Form 8822-B if your business has an EIN and needs to update:

  • Business mailing address
  • Business address
  • Responsible party

When do I have to file Form 8822-B?

You’ll need to file Form 8822-B within 60 days of changes to your responsible party. File the form as soon as possible for changes to your business mailing or physical address.

Updating your home mailing address with the IRS

While Form 8822-B is for changing your business’s address and responsible party information, you may only need to change your home address. If you also need to update the IRS to a change in your home mailing address, you’ll file Form 8822. It will take 4-6 weeks for the IRS to process the change.

How to File IRS Form 8822-B

To file your 8822-B Form with the IRS, you’ll want to download the form from the IRS website and fill it out. At the bottom of the form, you’ll find instructions on what to include and where. You’ll need to have an owner, member, or the responsible party sign the form before sending it back. Also, note on your form whether you’re a tax-exempt organization.

Learn more about IRS Form 8822-B.

Where do I send Form 8822-B?

You’ll send your completed Form 8822-B to one of two addresses depending on where your old business address was located.

Old Business Address State Location

Send To

Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin Internal Revenue Service

Kansas City, MO 64999

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, any place outside the United States Internal Revenue Service

Ogden, UT 84201-0023


What do I need to include on my Form 8822-B?

When filling out your Form 8822-B with the IRS, you’ll need to include:

  • Business name
  • EIN
  • Old and new mailing addresses if they are different
  • New business location if being updated
  • Name of the new responsible party if changed
  • Responsible party’s social security number or EIN


How long does it take for the IRS to process Form 8822-B?

It typically takes 4-6 weeks for the IRS to process Form 8822-B.

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