How to Use a Post Office Box to Get a Tax Refund

P.O. Boxes are convenient if you do not have a permanent address.
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If you are not having your tax refund directly deposited into your bank account, the IRS will deliver it to the address that is listed on your tax return. A post office box, or P.O. Box, is acceptable to use as your permanent address on your return if you do not have your mail delivered to your home.

Step 1

Place the phrase “P.O. Box,” with your post office box number, on the street line of the address section on your tax return.

Step 2

Write the city, state and zip code of your post office box on the indicated line in the address section of your tax return.

Step 3

Check your P.O. Box regularly to pick up your tax refund when it arrives.

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