Moving is incredibly stressful, and your to-do list can feel never-ending. However, the moving process is not complete when you turn in the moving truck or finish assembling your last piece of furniture. Make sure to update your address. Here are some places you need to notify of your change of address.

Notify These Places of Your Change of Address

Insurance Companies

If you are transferring your homeowners or renter’s insurance policy instead of getting a new one, let the insurance company know you are moving. You also need to inform car insurance, life insurance, and health insurance policies of your new address. Otherwise, providers may send essential documents and insurance cards to the wrong place. Your premium may change as a result, so get in touch with your insurance companies when you learn you will be moving.

Fill Out a Change of Address Form with USPS

Having letters and packages arrive at the wrong place is frustrating. USPS is one of the first places you should notify when you move. They have a convenient form on their website to have the mail forwarded. This service is free for the first six months, and you can pay a fee to extend it for another six months if needed.

Who to Notify When You Move for Taxes

Taxation rates change from county to county and from state to state. As a result, it’s critical to notify the IRS immediately after moving. Update your address on file with your payroll company and tell any employers about the move, so they have time to adjust your withholding rate if necessary. Be prepared to fill out tax documents to update your information to a new state if moving a long distance.

Banks and Credit Card Companies

When you move, update your address with banks and credit card companies, as geographic credit and debit card activity are primary indicators of potential fraud. If you fail to notify the company early enough, they may shut off your card, assuming transactions are fraudulent. Notify all financial institutions, including:

  • Lenders
  • Investment companies
  • Accountants or tax preparation services
  • Banks
  • Credit card companies

Most of these can be updated online, but some companies require you to undergo additional security screening steps to prevent fraud. Start the notification process early because updating your information can take time.

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