Moving? Who Needs to Know? And Why?
Government Services and Organizations
First of all, USPS, probably, one of the most important organizations you might want to notify of your impending address change. Of course, the United States Post Office will make sure your mails arrives at your new home. By the way, this service costs one dollar. It is a nominal fee to make sure you are who you say you are. Also, you can either do this online or at any post office branch.
Second, the DMV. While, visiting the Department of Motor Vehicles sounds like an overwhelming chore, you must let let them know of your address change. By the way, in some instances this can be completed online. Important to know, that if you fail to update them, there could be some legal issues.
Third, Social Security. This is especially important if you receive Social Security or Medicare benefits. Therefore, making sure your address with the Social Security Administration is current is quite important. Likewise, you can notify them of this change on their website. https://www.ssa.gov/
Fourth, the IRS. Quite frankly, this is one of the most important organizations to let know of your address change. In fact, to do this, download form 8822 from their site and print and fill out. https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-form-8822
Water, gas, electricity. For instance, if you would like to have these essential services up and running in your new home, you will want to notify them in advance of your move in date. Similarly, is your internet, phone and cable. Notably, you might use the same provider for all three of these service, which can make thinks a bit simpler.
If you are going to be a new resident to Sun Lakes, AZ, The Kolb Team provides all of their buyers with a complete list of utilities that you may need to contact, complete with phone numbers.
Financial Services and Organizations
Moving? Who need to know? Your Banking institutions. In general, do not forget to update your bank and other financial businesses you have accounts with. For example, notify your credit card issuers and investment services you use. With this in mind, you don’t want sensitive financial documents going to the wrong location.
Lenders. If you have any outstanding loans the lenders will want your new address. Think of student loans, lines of credit or vehicle loans. To enumerate, financial institutions are some the most critical organizations to notify of your move.
Accountants and Tax Advisors. Similarly, your accountant and tax advisors need to know you are relocating. Tax season may by around the corner or several months away. By all means, do not sit this one out. Also, you will want to notify your lawyer as well, if applicable.
Of course, you will want to contact your health insurer. Not to mention, contacting your dental and life insurance providers as well as, your dentist and physicians. Likewise, your car insurance provider will need to know about your move. For example, depending on the state your are going to be living in, your rates may change.
Often Forgotten Businesses
For instance, online retailers. If you are a regular online shopper, don’t forget to update your address before you click that “purchase now” button. In light of this, you do not need the hassle of realizing your just sent your purchase to your old address. Another thought, update your information with streaming services and payment providers. Even though they don’t send you anything it’s important to update this information.
Retail clubs. Identically, are you a member of Sam’s club or Costco it is important to let them know of your move. Also, don’t forget about your gym memberships, even if you have not been in 3 months.
Finally, if you have any magazines or subscription boxes, such as Bark Box you will want to update your address. Fido will be disappointed when his treats and toys end up at a location he is not. Additionally, you may need to notify religious institutions, charities, clubs and even your vet if you have a pet.
Without a doubt, moving is a lot of work, but, as you can see, getting your address changed with the appropriate organizations should be at the top of your list! Plan ahead and your move will go smoothly.
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