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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:

My tax refund has been significantly delayed.
I’m calling about my refund Maria Beatriz Aguilar last of social are **** I sent my pap...
I need info about filing fees for a ***c application. What is the difference in the...
I have questions about a stimulus check
Miss federal **** fed return. Was sent letter request months of medical coverage for...
Haven't received a stimulus payment and filed no filer months ago. My boyfriend had cl...
I need to verify what taxes were submitted and processed and if or which ones are missi...
I have a SMLLC elected to be taxed as an s-corp. Now, I have overpayments on my **** an...
I wrote **** on a recent payment by mistake and want it credited to my **** taxes.
Never received income tax refund or stimulus check
Never received my *** check
Lost my job and I need to speak to a representative
I’m trying to find out where my $**** are for a refund. Last time I was on hold they hu...
Need help restoring online access or verifying identity
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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 mins2023
Customer Service
38 mins942
Collections Department
10 mins650
Tax Professionals
3 mins1085
Business Accounts
3 mins2867
Customer Service
3 mins295
Live Chat
Customer Service
17 mins912
Online Help
Customer Service
< 3 hrs1804
IRS Automated Under-reporter Service
38 mins928
Wage & Income Transcript
7 mins1809
International Customer Service
21 mins1189
E-File Payments
14 mins2823

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