How to change your LLC address with the IRS (8822-B) | LLC University®

Last updated December 5, 2020

How to change your LLC address with the IRS

You need to file Form 8822-B to change your LLC’s address with the IRS

If your LLC’s physical location and/or mailing address has changed, you’ll want to update the IRS as soon as possible to make sure you get all your LLC’s mail.

While there are 4 ways you can update the IRS (tax return, phone call, written statement, or Form 8822-B), we recommend using Form 8822-B for a few reasons:

  • Even if you update your address via your tax return, we’ve seen mail still getting sent to an old address. This is quite dangerous since the IRS can send you a notice or document to your LLC’s “last known address” and it’s legally effective and enforceable.
  • Using Form 8822-B creates a better paper trail. Once Form 8822-B is processed, the IRS will mail you back a confirmation letter within 30-45 days.
  • We feel Form 8822-B is the simplest method with the best results.

Therefore, the instructions below will only be discussing Form 8822-B.

Form 8822-B instructions for LLC change of address

Download Form 8822-B:

https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-form-8822-b

Before you begin:

You’ll see a message at the top of 8822-B regarding a personal home address change. If in addition to changing your LLC’s address, you’re also changing your personal address (many people use their personal address for their LLC), then you’ll also want to report that change on Form 8822.

Note: Form 8822 is for individuals and Form 8822-B is for businesses (like LLCs) which is why you’ll need to submit both forms.

Check all boxes this change affects:

Check off the items containing the provisions that may be affected by your LLC’s change of physical location and/or mailing address:

  • If your LLC is taxed as a Sole Proprietorship (default status for Single-Member LLC), you’ll most likely check off box #3.
  • If your LLC is taxed as Partnership (default status for Multi-Member LLC), you’ll most likely check off box #1 and box #3.
  • If your LLC is taxed as an S-Corp or C-Corp, you’ll most likely check off box #1 and box #3.

(related article: how is my LLC taxed?)

4a Business name:

Enter your complete LLC name.

Note: You can’t change your LLC name using this form. Please see how to change your LLC name with the IRS.

4b Employer identification number:

Enter the EIN Number for your LLC.

5. Old mailing address:

Enter your LLC’s old mailing address.

6. New mailing address:

Enter your LLC’s new mailing address.

This is the address the IRS will use to mail you documents, reminders, and notices.

7. New business location:

Tip: We recommend leaving #7 empty.

Here’s the deal:

Most LLC’s haven’t given the IRS their physical address.

Although you may have entered an actual physical address when you got an EIN Number for an LLC, the IRS treats this address as a “mailing address”.

The IRS doesn’t really care where your LLC is physically located. They just need a mailing address (#6).

(Additionally, you’re not required to give the IRS a physical address for your LLC.)

So if you’ve never changed your address with the IRS before, then the IRS doesn’t have one on file (they just have a mailing address on file). And if this is true, we recommend leaving #7 blank.

Why: If you ever need to change your LLC’s address by phone, the IRS will allow you to change your LLC’s mailing address over the phone. But they won’t let you change an LLC’s physical address by phone. We ran into a headache with this exact same issue a few years ago and we want to make sure you don’t have to deal with the same thing.

On all of our entities, we only use mailing addresses with the IRS… and we never enter a physical address (#7) when we have to file an 8822-B.

8. New responsible party:

Leave this blank (unless you are also changing the LLC’s Responsible Party).

9. New responsible party’s SSN, ITIN, or EIN:

Leave this blank (unless you are also changing the LLC’s Responsible Party).

10. Signature:

Enter your phone number, sign the form, and enter today’s date and your title.

Title:

  • use “owner” if Single-Member LLC is taxed as a Sole Proprietorship
  • use “partner” if Multi-Member LLC is taxed as a Partnership
  • use your officer title if the LLC is taxed as an S-Corp or C-Corp

IRS mailing addresses for Form 8822-B

Your LLC’s old mailing address will determine where you need to mail 8822-B.

Please double-check the mailing addresses listed below with the information provided in Form 8822-B.

If your old LLC mailing address was located in 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, or Wisconsin:

Mail 8822-B to:
Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Kansas City, MO 64999

OR

If your old LLC mailing address was located in 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, or Wyoming:

Mail 8822-B to:
Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Ogden, UT 84201-0023

Notes:

  • There is no street address needed. The IRS is so big that they have their own zip code.
  • You don’t have to send the IRS any proof of address change.

Make a copy of 8822-B

Make a copy of Form 8822-B for your records before mailing it to the IRS.

Tip: Turn on USPS mail forwarding

You can notify the United States Postal Service (USPS) that you and/or your LLC have moved (called “Change of Address“) and the USPS will forward your mail.

You’ll want to complete the online form twice; once for yourself and once for your LLC.

Private mailbox/Commercial mail receiving agency (CMRA)

If you’re using a private mailbox (PMB) service, also known as a Commercial Mail Receiving Agency (CMRA), you can’t order mail forwarding (change of address) from the USPS. Instead, we recommend creating a spreadsheet to stay organized; and then you’ll need to manually update/change your LLC’s address.

Need a new EIN Confirmation Letter?

On average, it takes about 30 days to receive an LLC address change confirmation letter from the IRS, but please allow 45 to 60 days.

After that time has passed, call the IRS by phone (see contact info below) and ask them to mail or fax you an EIN Verification Letter (147C). This is a confirmation letter for your EIN Number which will show your new address.

IRS contact info

You can contact the IRS at 800-829-4933. Their hours are Monday through Friday from 7am to 7pm, local time (based off the area code you’re calling from).

Form 8822-B is not for an LLC name change

If you need to change your LLC name with the IRS, you can’t do that with Form 8822-B.

We have instructions here: updating your LLC name with the IRS.

Matt Horwitz
Founder & Educator, LLC University®
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45 comments on “Change LLC Address”

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  1. Hi Matt,

    I have used a Registered Agent to form my single-member LLC. The LLC address is the Registered Agent address, while the address used for the member (me) was my home address. I have now moved to a new home, but my LLC address remains the same which is the Registered Agent address. Do I still need to file form 8822-B?

    Thanks
    Ameya

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    • Hi Ameya, hope you’re doing well. What address is at the top of your EIN Confirmation Letter (CP 575)? Would you like to change that address?

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      • Yes, that is correct. I would like to change the address as shown on the EIN letter.

        Ameya

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        • Hi Ameya, in that case, yes, you can file Form 8822-B to update that address. After that is processing, you can call the IRS business line and request a new confirmation letter. You can’t get another EIN Confirmation Letter (CP 575)… those are only issued once. However, the IRS will issue you an EIN Verification Letter (147C), which pretty much has the same effect. Hope that helps!

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  2. When I formed my LLC , I used the Registered Agent address as the address of the business. I have realized that the registered agent address was only for state business. I sent in a form 8822, but received no correspondence for IRS. Should I re-send the form?

    Thanks

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    • Hi Jim, it’s not a good idea to send something to the IRS twice. It can cause issues. It’s best to call their business line and ask them to look into it. The IRS should instruct you on the next best steps. Meaning, it could already be on file and they’ll just resend a confirmation. Or maybe they’ll ask for an explanation letter. Or a copy of what you sent the first time. Or maybe they’ll ask you to resubmit. But it’s rarely ever a good idea to just keep submitting stuff to the IRS. We’ve seen things get really screwed up this way. Hope that helps!

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  3. My LLC was opened in TN. I moved to FL, however when I opened a new LLC in FL the name of my business was taken. It recommended I add a word which I added Firm to the original name. Do I need to change the name with the IRS even though I’m using the same EIN number?

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    • Hi Chris, did you first form an LLC in Tennessee and then form a separate LLC in Florida? Or did you register your Tennessee LLC as a foreign LLC in Florida? Can you share the name of your LLC(s) using an example? It’ll help our reply make more sense.

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      • Yes, it was first opened in TN a few years ago as Cornerstone Consulting LLC. Now I moved to Fl & opened a new Cornerstone Consulting Firm LLC no longer using TN. My CPA in FL said to file new FL LLC with same EIN. So I know I need to change address but do I need to change name too? Thanks

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        • Hi Chris, while the IRS will accept a name change on the same EIN, it is not recommended. This can limit your ability to expand the business in the future by hiring employees and/or changing the tax classification of the LLC. It is also susceptible to clerical errors internally at the IRS. It would be cleaner and a better long-term strategy to get a new EIN for Cornerstone Consulting Firm LLC. Hope that helps.

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  4. When I registered my LLC with the U.S I put the wrong start dates. I changed my mind and had to push it further back. How can I change this?

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    • Hi Saj, what start date did you enter in the EIN application? What start date did you want to enter instead? Also, an LLC is formed at the state level. An EIN is issued by the IRS at the federal level. Hope that helps.

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  5. So I finally created my LLC! Super excited. I just received my NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY DIVISION OF REVENUE AND ENTERPRISE SERVICES “CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION”. On this page it says that i have my ‘main address of business’ as my home address. I now have to fill my New Jersey Business Certification through the NJ website to start filing for taxes. It is asking me for my main address of business here, but I want to put my virtual mailbox for privacy reasons here instead of my home address as was put in the Certificate of Registration. Is it ok to put my virtual mailbox address here? Or will it have to match the NEW JERSEY “CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION” and put my home address?

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  6. Forgot to add, that on the NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
    DIVISION OF REVENUE AND ENTERPRISE SERVICES “CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION”, it also shows my registered agent and his office information. Underneath that it shows “main business address” and there it shows my home address.

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    • Hi Johnny, congratulations! It sounds like you’ve completed “Part 1” of the 2-part LLC formation process (formation + registration). The Main Business Address is just pre-filled for you, however, you can change it here if you’d like. For more details, please see New Jersey LLC Formation and Registration. Hope that helps.

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  7. I’m a sole proprietor for an LLC, there is no physical address for the business. I recently moved to a new home. I initially didn’t know physical was not required for IRS EIN filling and filled the same as my old address. For the new address change request, it is possible to ask them to eliminate the old physical address so it will be deleted on the record?

    Thanks!

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    • Hi Marge, yes, that is a great idea. You can make this a separate request in writing or you can call the IRS. If you make the request in writing, include the LLC name, the LLC’s EIN, your name, your title (use Owner), your phone number, and the address for them to return correspondence to. You can mail that letter to the applicable address above on this page. Hope that helps :)

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  8. Hi Matt,

    Can I only send form 8822-B by mail? Can it still be processed if I send it by fax?

    Thanks,
    Cagri

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    • Hi Cagri, the 8822-B can only be sent by mail. There is no fax option for the 8822-B.

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      • Hi Matt, thank you for your response. Does the form have to have a wet signature? I live in Turkey, so I want to use a mail service (mailform.io). Can I do this? Also is there any other advice you can give regarding this matter?

        Thanks again.
        Cagri

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        • Hi Cagri, yes, you’ll want to actually print the form and actually sign it with a pen. Nothing else I can think of regarding the 8822-B.

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  9. Hi Matt,

    Thank you for all the helpful information! I have one question. The addresses of the Departments of Treasuries seem to be mixed up.. I think.. according to the printed forms Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, etc should go to MO and Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, etc to UT. Or did I get it wrong?

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    • Hi Kasia, you’re very welcome! If you look on Form 8822-B, the IRS shows the proper mailing addresses. As we have them listed on the site is as they are in Form 8822-B.

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  10. I recently parted ways with the Registered Agent (that’s on my Certificate of Formation) due to their poor service and therefore would like to change the Registered Agent and Registered Office to myself. Is that okay?

    If yes, do I change those by mailing in the 8822-B form (with my name and home address), or is that done with the State of REG-C-L “Request for Change of Registration Information”?

    The main business address is already my home address, but I’d like to make sure all paperwork come here now. I would greatly appreciate your reply at the earliest convenience. Thank you so much!

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  11. Sorry, one more thing. I do understand that being your own registered agent can cause safety concerns. So as an additional question, if I wanted to hire a registered agent online (not necessarily someone I personally know but I can find online according to my state), is that still 100% reliable and for dealing with all the paperwork?

    Thank you.

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    • Hi Ari, yes, hiring a Commercial Registered Agent is a reliable solution. The company that we recommend, Northwest Registered Agent, will scan any mail that is sent to your LLC and upload it to your online dashboard (and send you an email notification). Also, if you hire Northwest to be the Registered Agent for your LLC, you don’t need to file L-122 (changing the Registered Agent with NJ Division of Revenue). Instead, during the checkout process with Northwest, there is a checkbox you can select if you’d like Northwest to file the change with the state for you (at no extra cost).

      Furthermore, Northwest will also let you use their address for your LLC’s Main Business Address, if you’d like. However, that change wouldn’t occur just by hiring them as your LLC’s Registered Agent (and them filing Form L-122). You would still need to file a Certificate of Amendment (as mentioned in my other comment reply) or you can hire Northwest to file the Amendment for an additional charge. Hope that helps. Let me know if you have any followup questions.

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      • Thank you so much for the swift reply and detailed suggestion! I really appreciate it. So to clarify, hiring Northwest to be the Registered Agent for my LLC will allow me to change *both* the Registered Agent AND Registered Office to their service, correct? (I’m okay with keeping the business address as it is now, so no update necessary there.)

        Additionally, as you mentioned, if I click the checkbox to have them file the change with the state for me, there is nothing additional that needs to be done on my end, correct? Will all documents and the Certificate of Formation be updated to what Northwest can provide for me as the Registered Agent and Office, and the updated Certificate of Formation would be sent to me via email/mail?

        Sorry for all these questions! truly appreciate your help.

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        • You’re welcome Ari! Yes, correct. Hiring Northwest to be the Registered Agent for your LLC, means it is their name that is listed as the Registered Agent and their address that is listed as the Registered Office (aka address of the Registered Agent).

          And correct. If you click the checkbox for them to make the state filing changing the Registered Agent (and Registered Office), you don’t have to make any filings regarding the Registered Agent or Registered Office. No, the Certificate of Formation never changes. It stays the same as it was originally filed. Instead, after the Registered Agent is changed, the NJ Division of Revenue send a confirmation letter to the Registered Agent. So you’re likely asking, “How do I know the Registered Agent was successfully changed then?” It’s kind of weird in New Jersey, since if you search the LLC name via the Business Name Search page, there is barely any information provided except for LLC name and its Entity ID Number. However, don’t worry. Northwest files dozens of changes of Registered Agent every single day. And as a Commercial Registered Agent that makes bulk filings, they are able to get these changes done very quickly (usually just a couple days). So after you hire Northwest, you’re likely not going to get any kind of confirmation that the change was made (kind of annoying, I know). However, you can just send an email to Northwest about a week after you sign up to confirm. Again, though, you don’t need to worry as this is a very common and simple filing. It’s just New Jersey that has a funny process around this.

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  12. Thank you so much for such a thorough answer! You have clarified all of my questions and concerns. Much appreciated!

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  13. Based in NY, changing address (but still within NYS). Along with the 8822-B to submit the Address Change, do I need to send a completed Certificate of Change form to the NY DOS?

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    • Hi Tom, it depends on what addresses are associated with your LLC and if they are still good for you to receive mail for your LLC. The address(es) with the New York Division of Corporations don’t have to match the physical location of the LLC. Since the main address is the address for forwarding of service of process. The second address (if applicable) is a Registered Agent address. Please search your LLC name on the state’s website (link is on this page: New York LLC name search) and let me know if you need to change any addresses listed. You may also want to update your LLC’s address with the Department of Taxation. Please see New York Department of Taxation: Change your business address online.

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      • Hi Matt, thanks for the reply! I am changing the address from an address that I will not be able to receive mail, to an address that I will be able to receive mail.

        I do not have a Registered Agent.

        I’m also curious, on the 8822-B, should I fill out lines 7+8 (new responsible party + SSN) if all I’m changing is my address?

        Thanks!

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  14. Can I use virtual mailbox address into line 6 of form 8822b? IRS instructions say @P.O. Box. Enter your box number instead of your street address only if your post office does not deliver mail to your street address.”

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    • Hi Lewis, yes, you can use a virtual mailbox for the mailing address for #6 on Form 8822-B.

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      • Matt, Thanks for your quick response. can I show my mailbox address on S-Corp Form 941 and tax records for my business?

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        • Hi Lewis, yes, you can. The IRS just treats the address as a mailing address for the business.

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  15. This site is so helpful! I recently formed an LLC and the virtual mailing location I was using switched locations completely changing my business address. Now I need to file for my city business license in GA — wondering if I need to change my address first, and wait 30 days before I file for the business license with the correct address? Or will it be ok to go ahead and get the city / tax licenses with my new address while the form is processing? Or even know? :)

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    • Hi Dani, thank you! You don’t have to wait before applying for the business license and using the address you want. Also, regarding address changes, there are a few places to update your address.

      IRS: Those instruction are above on this page.

      Secretary of State: Do you need to update the Principal Office Address and the Registered Agent address for your LLC? If so, those can both be updated this year when you file your Georgia LLC Annual Report (aka Annual Registration Fee), which is due between January 1st and April 1st every year.

      Department of Revenue: Please see here: Georgia Department of Revenue: Change Address in GTC.

      Misc: For places like the bank and other places where you have an account, you’ll need to call them and ask for instructions.

      Virtual mailbox/CMRA: While virtual mailboxes are very helpful, they are annoying if they change locations like this. I’ve gone through this and found it very stressful.

      Also, the USPS doesn’t allow mail forwarding (“change of address”) for CMRAs (Commercial Mail Receiving Agencies), which many virtual mailboxes are. What I found really helpful was creating a spreadsheet and just going through it step-by-step. It takes a little bit of time, but I did it gradually over the course of a few weeks.

      The spreadsheet also served as a “database” moving forward. Anytime I used a CMRA address, I made note of it my spreadsheet just in case the address every changed again. Hope that helps.

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      • Wow…thanks Matt! This is super helpful! I am going to use your idea and create a spreadsheet…then knock it all out a task at a time. Thank you so much!

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        • You’re very welcome Dani! Bit by bit, you’ll get it all done. And you’ll be super organized, too ;)

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  16. Thank you for this. It’s so hard to find solid IRS info online, and this is something I have needed to do for a bit. While it is really simple, I was about to put the business location on there, and as you outlined it could create issues. Thank you for the help.

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  17. If I leave #7 empty or blank, should I also leave the box #3 “Business Location” at the top of the form blank as well? If so, is it ok to leave all 3 boxes at the top of the form blank?(the 3 boxes being the ones underneath the instruction that reads “Check all boxes this change affects”). Note: my business is incorporated via a registered agent in Delaware, and I work out of my home which is in a different state.

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