Internal Revenue Service (U.S. Taxes)

There is no Internal Revenue Service (IRS) office at the Embassy or consulates. Please do not send any IRS forms or tax correspondence to the Embassy.

If you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien, the rules for filing income, estate, and gift tax returns and paying estimated tax are generally the same whether you are in the United States or abroad. Your worldwide income is subject to U.S. income tax, regardless of where you reside.

You will find useful information on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) website, such as Frequently Asked Questions about taxes or how to apply for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).

Important IRS Links

Other IRS links

IRS Contact Information

If you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien (Green Card Holder) and you live in a foreign country, mail your U.S. tax return to:

Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service Center
Austin, TX 73301-0215
USA

Estimated tax payments should be mailed with form 1040-ES to:

Internal Revenue Service
P.O. Box 1300
Charlotte, NC 28201-1300
USA

How to Get Tax Help

The IRS Office in Philadelphia provides international tax assistance. This office is open Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. EST and can be contacted by:

  • Phone: 1 (267) 941-1000 (not toll-free)
  • FAX:1 (267) 941-1055
  • Email: Email the IRS
    (e-mail is for general tax questions; NOT questions regarding your tax account)
  • Mail: Internal Revenue Service
    Philadelphia, Pa 19255-0725

Before you call the call center, check the online tools and resources available on the IRS website.

Individual taxpayers located outside the U.S. may also contact the IRS by mail at:

Internal Revenue Service
International Accounts
Philadelphia, PA 19255-0725

Business taxpayers located outside the U.S. may also contact the IRS by mail at:

Internal Revenue Service
International Accounts
Ogden, UT 84201-0038

Need someone to prepare your tax return?

The IRS maintains a directory of Federal Tax Return Preparers with Credentials and Select Qualifications located across the world

Tax Consultants in India

Consular officers cannot advise U.S. taxpayers about federal income tax matters.  The Embassy/Consulate does not have an IRS office.  Here is a list of tax and financial service providers in India:

Tax consultants for New Delhi consular district
Tax consultants for Mumbai consular district
Tax consultants for Chennai consular district