Times are changing, and more and more taxpayers are choosing to file their tax returns electronically – now 90% of all tax returns, 145 million in 2020, are electronically filed. Accordingly, at the end of this month, the IRS’ Fresno, California paper return processing center will be permanently closing. The closure was first announced in 2016, and since then the Fresno center has worked on training and relocating their 3,000 employees to other positions. The Fresno center will continue other operations, and hopes the consolidation creates a more efficient system.
California, Alaska, Hawaii, Ohio, and Washington taxpayers who wish to continue filing their tax returns through the mail, will now need to mail their returns to the Ogden, Utah IRS service center, instead. To read more, click here.