IRS is an Internal Revenue Service that controls the taxation system and other financial aspects in the USA. Every year almost every citizen should file different forms related to their income, benefits, and property. Nowadays, you can send the major part of forms electronically. However, you should confirm some of the electronic requests and attach original papers to IRS Form 8453. This form is obligatory to fill out and send when the organization receives electronic versions of your documents and proves your request.
You should not attach all the forms you have filed for the tax year but only some of them required by the IRS. IRS Form 8453 is a kind of supporting letter to all your previous requests.
Here is the list of the forms that you can be asked to file together with Form 8453:
So, if you are obliged to file one of these returns, you should attach printed versions of them to IRS Form 8453 and send it to the IRS office.
IRS Form 8453 is easy to fill out because there, you should enter only personal data and attach some documents. If it is complicated for you to complete IRS Form 8453, you can use this step-by-step guide or apply special software from our website. Following one of these algorithms, you will be sure that no issues will appear.
Introduce yourself and your spouse
You should enter your first and last names in the fields on the top of the form. Include the same data for your spouse if you have a joint tax return.
Write in the detailed address
Then you need to fill fields with your address, including apartments, street, city, state, and ZIP code. Make sure that the address is similar to the one you specified in return. Also, add a PO box number if the post office does not offer a delivery service.
You can use a foreign address, but you should fill boxes about the foreign country accurately without abbreviations.
Provide your social security number
Write in your SSN in the field on the right and add the SSN of your spouse if your return is joint.
Mark selected forms
In the second part of the form, you should put checkmarks in the boxes near to forms that you will attach to it. IRS Forms should be similar to those that you sent online to the office.
There is the only exception about Form 8332 — you can replace it with scans from a decree about divorce only if it was signed between 1984 and 2009 years.
Attach forms and file IRS Form 8453
Once you have filled out all the fields, you do not need to sign this document, but just send it to a proper mail address.
You must file the form to the IRS office, its address you can find below.
Be careful with the terms of filing because you have only three days to send the form from the moment when you receive an acknowledgment from the IRS. If there is no answer to your electronic request from the IRS office, you should contact the transmitter.