Assembling and Mailing Income Tax Forms
(For Tax Year 2013)

How To Assemble Your Tax Forms Prior to Mailing Them

If you are filing a federal form 1040NR EZ or 1040NR with a form 8843, you should first staple the Copy B of any W-2 forms and/or 1042-S forms to the lower FRONT of the 1040NR EZ or 1040NR. If you are also required to submit any special schedules or additional forms, staple those behind the 1040 NR EZ or 1040NR. The last form behind the 1040NR EZ or 1040 NR should be form 8843.

If you owe taxes and are required to write a check, make the check payable to the U.S. Department of the Treasury. In the memo or "for" line on the check, write "Income Tax 2013" and your social security number. Do not staple or tape your check to your tax forms, just enclose it with your forms in the same envelope. Of course, be sure to make a photocopy of each form before mailing!

If you are filing a NYS form IT 203 and IT 203-B, and if you are also required to submit any special schedules or additional forms, staple those behind the IT 203. The last form behind the IT 203 should be the Form W-2.

All taxpayers making a payment by check or money order must now complete and submit Form IT 201-V, Payment Voucher for Income Tax Returns, with your IT-203.

If you owe taxes to New York State and are required to write a check, make the check payable to New York State Income Tax. In the memo or "for" line on the check, write "Income Tax 2013" and your social security number. Staple your check to the top front section of your state tax form. And, just like the federal forms, be sure to make a photocopy of each state tax form before mailing.

Before mailing anything, MAKE COPIES FOR YOUR RECORDS!

Mail forms 8843 and 1040NR EZ (or 1040NR) and the appropriate attachments to:

If no payment enclosed
Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service Center
Austin, TX 73301-0215

If payment enclosed, forms mail 8843 and 1040NR EZ (or 1040NR) and the appropriate attachments to:
Internal Revenue Service
P.O. Box 1303
Charlotte, NC 28201-1303 U.S.A.

Mail forms IT 203 and IT 203-B with appropriate attachments to:

If no payment enclosed
State Processing Center
P.O. Box 61000 
Albany, New York 12261-0001

If payment enclosed
State Processing Center
P.O Box 15555
Albany, New York 12212-5555

Last Updated: 8/28/14