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IRS Address to File a Late Tax Return

Posted by on December 15, 2016
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The IRS address to mail your prior year tax return.

If you need to file a prior year tax return, you’ll have to mail it to the IRS…

Still need to get caught up on a prior year tax return? You’ll most likely need to paper file it. If this is the case, you’ll need the IRS address to send your return to.

You’ll be able to prepare any previous year tax return online, but you won’t be able to electronically file it. You’ll need to mail it to the IRS.

IRS address to file a late tax return

The address you’ll send your prior year tax return to will depend on what state you live in. Below, are five separate addresses on where to send a late tax return to. Please note that if you received a notice from the IRS with an alternate address, you should use that one. 


Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin

Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia

Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia

Tax tips for filing a late tax return

Before sending off your late tax return, here are a few tips to keep in mind;

  • If you are expecting a tax refund, you must file your return within three years of the original due date. After the three years, the IRS will keep that money. 
  • If you have a tax due amount, late penalties increase by the day. It’s best to file sooner rather than later!
  • If you are self-employed, failing to file a return can result in not being able to receive credits for Social Security benefits.

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