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How do I mail Form 8453?

SOLVEDby TurboTax127Updated November 23, 2023

If you received a request to submit Form 8453 (US Individual Income Tax Transmittal for an IRS e-file return), you need to mail some forms to the IRS that can't be e-filed.

TurboTax creates Form 8453 for you, and it serves as a cover page for your additional documentation.

Mail Form 8453 to the IRS within three business days after you’ve received your acknowledgment that the IRS has accepted your return to this address:

Internal Revenue Service
Attn: Shipping and Receiving, 0254
Receipt and Control Branch
Austin, TX 73344-0254

  • Form 1098-C: Contributions of Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Airplanes (or equivalent contemporaneous written acknowledgment) 
  • Form 2848: Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative (or POA that states the agent is granted authority to sign the return) 
  • Form 3115: Application for Change in Accounting Method 
  • Form 3468: Attach a copy of the first page of NPS Form 10-168, Historic Preservation Certification Application (Part 2 – Description of Rehabilitation), with an indication that it was received by the Department of the Interior or the State Historic Preservation Officer, together with proof that the building is a certified historic structure (or that such status has been requested).
  • Form 4136: Attach the appropriate certificates and, if applicable, the appropriate reseller statements for biodiesel, renewable diesel, and sustainable aviation fuel claims.
  • Form 5713: International Boycott Report
  • Form 8283: Noncash Charitable Contributions, Section A (if any statement or qualified appraisal is required), or Section B, Donated Property, and any related attachments (including any qualified appraisal or partnership Form 8283)
  • Form 8332: Release/Revocation of Release of Claim to Exemption for Child by Custodial Parent (or certain pages from a divorce decree or separation agreement that went into effect after 1984 and before 2009) (see Form 8453 instructions) 
  • Form 8858: Information Return of US Persons With Respect to Foreign Disregarded Entities (FDEs) and Foreign Branches (FBs) 
  • Form 8864: Attach the appropriate certificates and, if applicable, the appropriate reseller statements for biodiesel, renewable diesel, and sustainable aviation fuel claims.
  • Form 8949: Sales and Other Dispositions of Capital Assets (or a statement with the same information), if you elect not to report your transactions electronically on Form 8949
  • Any form or document that isn’t listed on Form 8453 next to the checkboxes
    • If you’re required to mail in any documentation that isn’t listed on Form 8453, you can’t e-file your tax return.
  • A copy of your electronically-filed Form 1040, 1040-SR, 1040-NR, 1040-PR, or 1040-SS
    • If you attach a copy of your e-filed federal return, you run the risk of it having it processed as a new, original return and delaying your refund.
  • Forms W-2, W-2G, or 1099-R
  • Payment

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