Correction to the zip code in the Austin Submission Processing Center Mailing Address.
The IRS has issued an alert on its website that the mailing address for forms 1096 is not correct on the form instructions provided by the service. The address incorrectly lists the zip code as 78741 rather than 78714.
If you are submitting paper Forms 1096 to the Austin Submission Processing Center, use the following address:
Internal Revenue Service
Austin Submission Processing Center
P.O. Box 149213
Austin, TX 78714-9213
NOTE: We are being told the post office in Austin is redirecting and some postal carriers are changing the address before processing. If you mailed certified return receipt and the IRS published the wrong mailing address, we will respond to any notices you receive. This is going to be a widespread issue so we doubt any penalties will assessed. If we hear otherwise we’ll let you know.