Tax Hardship Waiver Request

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Did you receive a letter stating that your tax return was offset? Are you in a financial hardship? Filling out this form could possibly assist you.

Where To File

Mail the completed Form 8944 and any required attachments to:

Internal Revenue Service 310 Lowell Street
Stop 983
Andover, MA 01810

Allow 4–6 weeks to receive notification of approval or denial of your waiver request.

Approval of Waiver

If your waiver is approved, you should document your waiver reference number and approval letter date on line 2 of Form 8948. This should be done for each covered return you file on paper. See Form 8948 for more information.

Denial of Waiver

If your waiver is denied, you must file a properly completed Form 8948 with any paper return you prepare and file.

Telephone Help

If you have a question about completing this form, or if you need to check on the status of a hardship waiver request that you have filed, call the IRS at 1-866-255-0654.

*Please consult with a professional tax preparer.