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IRS Phone Number
800-829-1040 · Customer Service
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Recent reasons customers contacted IRS:

Trying to verify my identity, but the call keep disconnecting. I went to my appointment...
I would like to know wheres my **** refund, it shouldn't take almost * months to get it...
I need help fixing my **** tax return
I wanted to know why my tax return is still processing and what’s the problem
Never received **** refund
I made a payment through about three weeks ago. I am trying to confirm th...
Still have not received check
Still have not received check from deceased mothers **** return
I need a copy of the form the irs sent me called **** B.
Need to discuss cp**** form
I have not received my refund yet I want to know when I will be getting back my refund...
I want to know when I am getting my refund mailed to me or deposited in my bank account...
I got a bill that I don’t agree with and need it straightened out
I need to speak with someone about mine and my husband tax return I filed injured spous...
Someone is claim me on there taxes without me knowing
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IRS contact information - compared

Above are our top recommendations for how to contact IRS, including their top phone number and live chat options. Below you can compare and contrast the 11 ways to contact IRS by looking at which ones are the fastest and which ones other customers recommend the most for solving IRS customer service issues as reported to us by the 50 million or so customers that come to GetHuman each year and share their experiences. You can contact IRS across the following mediums: Phone, Web.

Phone number / contactWaitVotes
Customer Service
29 mins3396
Federal Payment Levy Program
38 mins2030
CP32A Refund Check Customer Service
38 mins949
Collections Department
10 mins657
Tax Professionals
3 mins1092
Business Accounts
3 mins2874
Customer Service
3 mins295
Online Help at
Customer Service
< 3 hrs1811
Wage & Income Transcript
7 mins1816
International Customer Service
21 mins1196
E-File Payments
14 mins2830

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