The IRS excels at making things complicated. The IRS 8822 form is no different. Fortunately, as name change experts we’re happy to share what we know. Use our 3 IRS name change tips below!
Tip 1: Disregard the Form Name
Ignore the fact that Form 8822 is titled as Change of Address. When you read the purpose of the form on the second page it states that it can be used to notify the IRS of a name change. This is good news for newlyweds!
Tip 2: It’s a CYA Decision
The IRS 8822 form is not required. You can change your name after marriage without filing it. However, filing this 7 question form ensures that the IRS knows your maiden name and your intention to change to your married name. It’s free to file the form. So, we always encourage MissNowMrs clients to spend 4 minutes and complete Form 8822. By filing the 8822 you’re assured that the IRS knows of their name change and will not hold their tax returns due to “name change confusion.” After your wedding and honeymoon, newlyweds in particular need access to their tax returns!
Tip 3: Don’t Freak Out About The IRS Address
In a truly mysterious move, the IRS offices do not have street addresses. For real! So, when you’re mailing in your Form 8822 it is completely okay to only use the two address lines listed on the form. *If you’re using the MissNowMrs name change service or app, you’ll already have the appropriate address on your mailing label.
So there you have it. You now have the 3 tips necessary use Form 8822 to notify the IRS of your new married name. If you’re looking to save 13 hours of name-change form hassle, MissNowMrs is here to help you make the transition to Mrs. in a matter of minutes!