IRS Phone Number

Toll Free Number for Internal Revenue Service

How to call IRS: for customer service, dial the toll free number below. When you call, you will be asked the questions below.

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IRS Tax Help Line for Individuals

(800) 829-1040
Hours: Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m., local time

  • Welcome to the Internal Revenue Service, you can also visit us at www.irs.gov.
  • To continue in English press 1
  • Refund questions: for questions about your refund, or to check the status of your form 1040x, amended tax return press 1
    • If you are calling to check the status of your refund, or to check status of form 1040X, press 1
      • to protect your privacy, you will need the social security number, filing status, and refund amount from your tax return.
      • if you do not have this information, call us again when you have it available or you may visit our website at www.irs.gov and click on wheres my refund?
      • please be prepared to take note of important information and call back number
      • please enter the social security number for which you are calling
    • 1040x: if you are calling to check the status of a 1040x, amended tax return press 2
      • this hotline provides the status of your form 1040x amended tax return for the current tax year, and up to three prior years
      • you can generally expect your amended return to be processed within 16 weeks from the date we receive it
      • it takes up to 3 weeks for an amended return to show on your account
      • to protect you privacy you will need your SSN, date of birth, and zip code
      • please enter the social security number for which you are calling
  • Personal income tax questions: For answers about your personal income taxes, the tax reform law, or calculating your income tax withholding, or to order a tax form or publication, or tax transcript, press 2
    • If you are filing your return electronically and need to order a transcript to obtain your prior year AGI press 7,
      • please enter the social security number for which you are calling
    • for questions about a form you already submitted, or a payment, or to order a tax transcript, press 1
    • for questions about the tax reform law, calculating your income tax witholding, tax rules, or for help filing a form, or if you need to order a tax form or publication, press 2
      • to order a blank form or publication, press 1
      • to get the mailing address for tax returns or payments, press 2
      • for questions about the tax reform law, or calculating your income tax witholding, or general tax questions including filing a return or tax rules and regulations, press 3
      • to repeat this menu, press 9
  • Business: For answers about your business taxes, press 3
    • for questions related to 1040 Schedule C, D, F or SDE press 1
      • if you are filing your return electronically, and need to order a transcript to obtain your prior year ATI, press 7
      • for questions about a form you have already submitted, or a payment, or to order a tax transcript press 1
      • for questions about tax rules, or for help filing a form, press 2
      • to repeat this menu press 9
    • for all other questions, press 2
  • To hear general prerecorded information available, and resources available to you, about the healthcare law, including how it may effect individuals, family, and employers, press 4
  • For answers about your personal or business taxes as it relates to healthcare, press 5
  • to repeat this menu press 9.

Business and Specialty Tax Line

(800) 829-4933
Hours: Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m., local time

  • Welcome to the Internal Revenue Service business and specialty tax line. You can also visit at www.irs.gov. To continue in English press or say 1
  • To find out about payment card and third party network transactions reporting on form 1099K press or say 7.

Refund Hotline

(where’s my refund?) (800) 829-1954
hours: Automated service is available 24/7

  • Welcome to the Internal Revenue Service refund hotline, to continue in English press 1.
  • If you are calling to check on the status of your refund, press 1,
  • If you received your refund and it was lost, stolen, or destroyed press 2
  • If you are calling to check on the status of a 1040x amended tax return press 3.

Other Numbers

Practitioner Priority Service: (Practitioners Only) (866) 860-4259
Hours: Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m., local time

e-Help: (Practitioners Only) (866) 255-0654

Forms and Publications: (800) 829-3676
hours: Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m., local time

National Taxpayer Advocate Help Line: (877) 777-4778
hours: Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m., local time

Telephone Device for the Deaf (TDD): Forms, Tax Help, TAS: (800) 829-4059
hours: Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m., local time

Electronic Federal Tax Payment System: (800) 555-4477
hours: 24/7

Tax Exempt and Government Entities: (TEGE) Help Line (877) 829-5500
hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., local time

TeleTax Topics and Refund Status: (800) 829-4477
hours: 24/7

Forms 706 and 709 Help Line: (866) 699-4083
hours: Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m., local time

Employer Identification Number (EIN): (800) 829-4933
hours: Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m., local time

Excise Tax and Form 2290 Help Line: (866) 699-4096
hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., ET

Information Return Reporting: (866) 455-7438
hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., ET

Disaster or Combat Zone Special Hotline: (866) 562-5227
hours: Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m., local time

FBAR and Title 31 Help Line: (866) 270-0733
hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., ET

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