IRS Phone Number

800-829-1040
Customer Service
Average hold time
41 mins waitavoid wait
Call center hours
Mon-Fri 8am-8pm EST
When calling IRS
Press 1 for English, then press 2 for Personal Income Taxes, and then push 1, then 4, then 2, then 0# when it asks for your social security number, then 2
Compared to other IRS support
IRS's #1 number (165886 votes)
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  • 1English
    • 1Refund Status
      • 1Check the status of a refund
        • What is your social security number?
          • "(Social security number)"
            • Are you single, married and filing jointly, married and filing separately, head of the household, widow)
              • "(Response)"
                • Enter the refund amount
                  • "(Refund amount)"
                    • Repeats social security number and asks if that is correct
                      • "Yes"
                        • Repeats filing status and asks to confirm
                          • "Yes"
                            • Repeats refund amount and confirms
      • 21040x amended return status
    • 2Personal Income Tax
      • 1Form/Payment/History
        • 1Status of refund
          • What is your social security number?
            • "(Social security number)"
              • Are you single, married and filing jointly, married and filing separately, head of the household, widow)
                • "(Response)"
                  • Enter the refund amount
                    • "(Refund amount)"
                      • Repeats social security number and asks if that is correct
                        • "Yes"
                          • Repeats filing status and asks to confirm
                            • "Yes"
                              • Repeats refund amount and confirms
        • 2Transcript
        • 3Prior year's AGI
        • 4Other
      • 2Tax Rules/Help filing a form
    • 3Business Tax
    • 4Automated General Information
    • 5Healthcare Issues
  • 1
    • 2
      • 1
        • 4
          • 2
            • 0#
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