The primary IRS number is 800-829-1040. However, it’s not the only IRS number that you can dial for assistance or talk to someone live. Below is a list of alternative IRS number to call to reach those who you require.
We’ve also added hyperlinks to our articles on a variety of subjects, which could help you avoid a phone call.
How do I contact IRS customer service
You are welcome to dial for the official IRS phone number (Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. local time). The IRS’s average telephone wait time of 13 minutes in the filing period (January until April) and 19 minutes during off-season (May to December). The call volume could be more frequent on Tuesdays and Mondays and in the days leading up to when it comes to the date of the tax due.
If you’re looking for answers about one of the subjects listed below, these less well-known IRS telephone numbers can assist you faster.
|TOPIC||IRS PHONE NUMBER|
|Tax help is available to taxpayers who have hearing impairments or are hard-of-hea (TTY/TDD)||800-829-4059|
|Make an appointment with a local IRS office||844-545-5640|
|Find a tax clinic for free close to you||800-906-9887; 888-227-7669||Find out more about this subject|
|Get an official tax transcript||800-908-9946||Find out more about this subject|
|Pay your tax using the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System||English: 800-555-4477
|Find out more about this subject|
|Find out the status of a tax refund||800-829-1954||Find out more information about this subject|
|Review the whether a tax refund is that is being held||866-897-3315||Find out more about this subject|
|Review the status of an updated tax return||866-464-2050||Find out more about this subject|
|Make an error in reporting income in a substitute return||866-681-4271||Find out more about this subject|
|Balance due questions||800-829-0922; 800-829-7650; 800-829-3903||Find out more about this subject|
|Taxpayer Advocate Service||877-777-4778||Find out more about this subject|
|Self-employed taxpayers with a bank account or tax law queries||800-829-4933||Find out more about this subject|
|Tax credit payments for children are not being paid.||800-908-4184||Find out more about this subject|
|Tax questions on estate and gifts||866-699-4083||Find out more information about this subject on this page as well here|
|Disaster victims||866-562-5227||Find out more about this subject|
|Taxpayers from overseas||267-941-1000||Find out more about this subject|
|Refund and identity theft victims are eligible to receive an IP PIN number that is new||800-908-4490||Find out more about this subject|
|Excise tax questions||866-699-4096||Find out more about this subject|
|Assistance with tax returns for businesses||800-829-0115||Find out more about this subject.|
|Report scams, phishing, and other bogus claims Check to see whether an IRS agent’s badge and name are legitimate||800-366-4484||Find out more about this subject|
|Check, pay off or settle tax lien||800-913-6050||Find out more about this subject|
|Check if bankruptcy has changed your tax debt||800-973-0424||Find out more information about this subject|
|Innocent spouse relief||866-681-4271||Find out more about this subject|
|Check out the debts that will help you to pay for your tax refund||800-304-3107 (866-297-0517 TTY/TDD)|
|Help in obtaining the Employer Identification Number||800-829-4933||Find out more about this subject.|
|Lost ITIN documents||800-908-9982||Find out more about this subject|
|The status of the application to Adoption the Taxpayer Identification number||737-800-5511||Find out more about this subject|
|International Taxpayer Advocate||English: 787-522-8601
|Hotline for Whistleblowers||800-829-0433|
|You can ask the IRS to send you tax forms in paper||800-829-3676||Find out more about this subject|
|FOR TAX PROS AND OTHER PEOPLE|
|Tax professionals and tax preparers for tax law or account concerns.||800-829-8374|
|Tax preparers and tax professionals with questions on e-filing||866-255-0654|
|Tax Practitioner Priority Service||866-860-4259|
|Tax professionals from overseas||512-416-7750; 267-941-1000|
|Partnerships, corporate taxpayers, and non-profits||866-255-0654|
|Non-profits that have tax laws or having questions about filing||877-829-5500|
|Tax-exempt and government entities||877-829-5500|
|International companies that require to obtain an Employer Identification Number (EIN)||267-941-1099|
|Employers, taxpayers, and transmitters who require e-filing tech assistance||866-455-7438|
|Employers, payors, and transmitters who require e-filing technology assistance||304-263-8700|
Other ways to get in touch with an actual IRS representative. IRS
Try these local options to get assistance.
Go to your nearest IRS office
The IRS runs Local Taxpayer Assistance Center offices, TACs, across every state. For their addresses and telephone numbers, simply click your state in the list of Taxpayer Assistance offices. It is not possible to just walk into the local IRS office at any time. You must make an appointment. The IRS number is 844-545-5640.
Call toll-free Taxpayer Advocate Service
is an independent, non-profit organization within the IRS that can assist people who have tax issues that they cannot solve by themselves. Each state has at least a locally-based Taxpayer Advocate Service center that is separate from their office of the local IRS Office and is accountable directly to the federal Taxpayer Advocate Service. It is possible to find the local address and contact numbers for each state’s local Taxpayer Advocate Service office here..
Before calling, you must know
If you’re placed on the line with an IRS phone assistor You’ll be required to confirm your identity in order to proceed. Be sure to have these details in your phone before calling:
- Social Security number, also known as ITIN.
- Birth date.
- Status of filing.
- The tax return for the prior year and the return you’re looking for.
- Anything IRS communication that you’ve had received (via email or Online account).
In the event that you’re calling on behalf another person, or someone who’s deceased or has passed away, you’ll need some additional information along with the items above such as written or verbal authorization or a valid Form 8821 (or Form 2848), as well as other relevant documents like the death certificate or a court order. 
State tax department phone numbers
If it’s a tax-related state issue that you need assistance with, click to view the phone numbers for tax departments of the state.
State tax department phone numbers
Be on the lookout for IRS scams on the phone
You are able to dial any IRS phone number you like however the IRS won’t call you often. It makes most calls and demands for payment via regular mail through the U.S. Postal Service. In certain situations, the agency may visit the business or home of a person at the time:
- Taxpayers have an unpaid tax bill.
- To secure a delinquent tax return.
- To secure a delinquent employment tax payment.
- A business to tour in the course the IRS investigation or as part of criminal investigation.
Beware of tax fraud. The IRS is not:
- Contact us to request payment.
- Contact you by text, email or social media.
- You can pay the tax bill using gift cards, prepaid cards and wire transfer.
- Make threats to contact the police or immigration officers, or any others to have you arrested.
- Refuse your driver’s license or business license as well as your immigration status.