I've never filed tax return in U.S before.
I started a small business in 2017 in state A. I moved to another state B in Jan 2018. I got a 1099-k from PayPal early 2018. The address on 1099-k is in state A.
I am now filing my tax for 2017. Should I use my current new address in state B in all forms? Will this trigger a red flag for an audit? I addition to IRS federal tax, it would be more of a trouble when I pay local state A's tax but put my address in state B?
Or I still put my old address in state A? I've done the USPS address change on USPS web site to have all letters to my old address in state A forwarded to new one in state B. But I've heard if senders want to know recipient's real new address, they can just put a "Return Service Requested" on letter. Thus the letter may not be forwarded and returned to sender and sender is notified the recipient's new address. I wonder if IRS may do so?
The due date April 17 is approaching. Can any one help me out which address should I use considering not increasing the probability of audit?
Use your current address on all returns. Audits are not conducted because your address is different on forms. File and address change with the IRS.
PaulaM: thank you!
Since I have never filed tax return in the past, there is no need to "change" anything with IRS right now? Just use my most current new addres in state B in all forms, depite that the 1099-k IRS received from paypal recorded my old adress in state A. Right?
Correct. If you have not filed with the IRS, then you don't have to correct your address. Use your current address on all filings.