Have you just moved to the city of your dreams? You have a high-paying job that you love, a home that is everything you have always wanted. Still, there is one important thing that you have to do, as soon as you relocate, and that is to change your address. If you don’t do immediately, not only will you not receive your mail, but you won’t be able to pay the utility bills and you might even be faced with some problems.
There are three things that you have to do – change it with the USPS, IRS, and notify Social Security Administration. Let’s start from the beginning. If you have moved to another city in the USA, you have to change the address with the US Postal Service. You can do this online by filling out the COA form. You will have to state whether your move is temporary or permanent, provide them with your name and the names of family members that have moved with you. Also, you will have to pay a small fee via a debit or credit card. In addition, you can request this form to be mailed to you. Your final option is to go to the nearest post office and fill out the form in person. This way, you will avoid paying the fee that is obligatory when changing the address online or via phone.
Even if you changed the address with the USPS, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the IRS got the notification. In order to avoid any future problems, don’t forget to do this. Find the form online, fill it out with your full name, old and new address, and your social security number, and mail it. If you don’t feel comfortable writing down the SSN and mailing it, you can do all of this over the phone.
Finally, if you receive Social Security income, Survivors benefits, Medicare, etc. you have to notify the Social Security Administration about your move in order to keep receiving the payments. Again, this is something that you can do online or you can go to the nearest office and ask a representative for help. Keep in mind that these steps must be taken if you have moved to America. On the other hand, if you have relocated to some other country, make sure to check their regulations e.g. visit umzuege.de for Germany.
Okay, once you have completed the previous three steps it is time to deal with magazine subscriptions, clubs you are a member of, a bank, and so on. When it comes to magazine catalogs, you can change the address online. Just visit the website, put in your customer number, and change the information. The same thing goes for organizations, although, depending on the various factors, you might not be able to inform them about your new address online, which means that you would have to call them. Lastly, don’t forget to notify the bank. They have to send you those monthly statements, don’t they?
To sum up, we have tried to create a guide that will help you when it comes to changing the address and informing all relevant service. Clearly, there are many other things that have to be done, but you can start with these.