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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:

I need a print out saying I didn’t file taxes for ****
I need to know why my income taxes are still being processed when they were sentient...
I efiled my return towards end of February. In April I got a notice from the IRS I miss...
What the hold up on my refund
Check on my refund, what’s the hold up
I am a senior US citizen residing at Vision I Park ****-***, ** Yongjuk *-ho Pyongtaek...
My wife and I have not received our federal income tax check*direct deposit ,and we fil...
Unable to access anything through the irs
I cannot get status of refund. Paper received May **, ****
I filed my taxes with my wife and they took my refund due to her owed child support*It...
im trying to get my stimulus
Trying To figure out if they received my **** tax that I sent over night * weeks ago an...
cant retrieve my IP Pin on line!
I received a ****C form in the mail, telling me that my return was in review. And follo...
I want to give oral notice of my change of address as I am moving to another state.
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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 12 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 mins2094
Customer Service
38 mins1013
Collections Department
10 mins721
Tax Professionals
3 mins774
Business Accounts
3 mins2938
Customer Service
3 mins295
Live Chat
Customer Service
17 mins983
Online Help
Customer Service
< 3 hrs1875
IRS Automated Under-reporter Service
38 mins999
Wage & Income Transcript
7 mins1498
International Customer Service
20 mins1260

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