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

Missing rip cards and haven received and checks at all
Trying to get the status of a paper filed form **** for tax extension.
IRS miscalculated my tax payments and says I owe taxes, when in reality I'm owed a refund
Form **** submitted by mail on *********** never received confirmation form was filed...
Request refund in amount $*,***.** **Irs collected $*,***.** twice for same **** tax ye...
Refund status it has been more than * months
My refund filed since ******** no return yet
I wanted to speak to the IRS and see what can be done on their end, as my identity was...
I have not received my refund or my stimulus payment but it says it was sent to my bank...
Still haven’t received ***** tax return*stimulus that were sent out on ********. Was to...
Hi,*I received a check for $***.** from the U.S. Treasury.**The envelope is from the U...
I'm calling in regards to if you have any information on my stimulus check or my taxes...
Tax return was electronically filed May * **** with direct deposit information. A refun...
I am checking on my amended refund could you please call me back and give me better det...
I need my monthly payment lowered now that we lowered our overall balance due
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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 13 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, Chat, Web.

Phone number / contactWaitVotes
Customer Service
29 mins3396
Federal Payment Levy Program
38 mins2061
Customer Service
38 mins980
Collections Department
10 mins688
Tax Professionals
3 mins1123
Business Accounts
3 mins2905
Customer Service
3 mins295
Live Chat
Customer Service
17 mins950
Online Help
Customer Service
< 3 hrs1842
IRS Automated Under-reporter Service
38 mins966
Wage & Income Transcript
7 mins1847
International Customer Service
21 mins1227
E-File Payments
14 mins2861

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