IRS Pub. 17, Your Federal Income Tax
Alternative filing methods.
Rather than filing a return on paper, you may be able to use one of
the following methods.
- IRS e-file.
- Computerized return.
For information on these methods, see Does My Return Have
To Be On Paper, later.
Change of address.
If you change your address, you should notify the IRS. See
Change of Address, later, under What Happens After I
Direct deposit of refund.
Instead of getting a paper check, you may be able to have your
refund deposited directly into your account at a bank or other
financial institution. See Direct deposit under
If you cannot pay the full amount due with your return, you may ask
to make monthly installment payments. See Installment Agreement,
later, under Amount You Owe.
Service in combat zone.
You are allowed extra time to take care of tax matters if you are a
member of the Armed Forces who served in a combat zone, or if you
served in the combat zone in support of the Armed Forces. See
Individuals Serving in Combat Zone, later, under When
Do I Have To File.
Adoption taxpayer identification number.
If a child has been placed in your home for purposes of legal
adoption and you will not be able to get a social security number
(SSN) for the child in time to file your return, you may be able to
get an adoption taxpayer identification number (ATIN). See
Adoptive child with no SSN, later, under Social
Taxpayer identification number for aliens.
If you or your dependent is a nonresident or resident alien who
does not have and is not eligible to get a social security number,
file Form W-7 with the IRS to apply for an Individual
Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). For more information on ITINs,
see Social Security Number under How Do I Prepare My
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