The main IRS phone number is 800-829-1040, but you could also get the help you need by calling these other IRS phone numbers.
The main IRS phone number is 800-829-1040, however, that’s not the only number you can call for help or to talk to a real person. Here is a list of other IRS phone numbers you can call to get in touch with the right people.
We’ve also added links to some of our articles, which could save you a phone call.
How to contact IRS customer service
You can call the main IRS number (open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time), but one of these lesser-known numbers might get you help faster.
|TOPIC||IRS PHONE NUMBER|
|Self-employed taxpayers with questions about their accounts or tax law||800-829-4933||Learn more about this topic|
|Identity and refund theft victims; get a new IP PIN||800-908-4490||Learn more about this topic|
|Missing child tax credit payments||800-908-4184||Learn more about this topic|
|Disaster victims||866-562-5227||Learn more about this topic|
|Overseas taxpayers||267-941-1000||Learn more about this topic|
|Balance due questions||800-829-0922; 800-829-7650; 800-829-3903||Learn more about this topic|
|Estate and gift tax questions||866-699-4083||Learn more about this topic|
|Excise tax questions||866-699-4096|
|Help with business tax return||800-829-0115|
|Report phishing and other scams, and check if the name and badge number of an IRS agent are real.||800-366-4484||Learn more about this topic|
|Check status of a tax refund||800-829-1954||Learn more about this topic|
|Check status of a tax refund being held||866-897-3315|
|Check status of an amended tax return||866-464-2050||Learn more about this topic|
|Order a tax transcript||800-908-9946|
|Make a payment using Electronic Federal Tax Payment System||English: 800-555-4477 Spanish: 800-244-4829|
|Report incorrect income on a substitute return||866-681-4271|
|Verify, payoff or resolve a tax lien||800-913-6050|
|See if bankruptcy changed your tax debt||800-973-0424||Learn more about this topic|
|Innocent spouse relief||866-681-4271|
|See which debts will offset your tax refund||800-304-3107 (866-297-0517 TTY/TDD)||Learn more about this topic|
|Help getting an Employer Identification Number||800-829-4933||Learn more about this topic|
|Lost ITIN documents||800-908-9982|
|Status of application for Adoption Taxpayer Identification Number||737-800-5511||Learn more about this topic|
|Taxpayer Advocate Service||877-777-4778|
|International Taxpayer Advocate||English: 787-522-8601 Spanish: 787-522-8600|
|Tax assistance for the hard of hearing (TTY/TDD)||800-829-4059|
|Schedule an appointment with a local IRS office||844-545-5640|
|Ask IRS to mail you paper tax forms||800-829-3676|
|Find a free tax clinic near you||800-906-9887; 888-227-7669|
FOR TAX EXPERTS AND OTHERS
|Tax preparers and tax pros with account or tax law questions||800-829-8374|
|Tax preparers and tax experts with e-filing questions||866-255-0654|
|Tax practitioner priority service||866-860-4259|
|Overseas tax professionals||512-416-7750; 267-941-1000|
|Corporate taxpayers, partnerships and nonprofits||866-255-0654|
|Nonprofits with tax law or filing questions||877-829-5500|
|Government and tax-exempt entities||877-829-5500|
|International businesses that want an Employer Identification Number (EIN)||267-941-1099|
|Domestic employers, payers and transmitters who need e-filing tech support||866-455-7438|
|International employers, payers and transmitters who need e-filing tech support||304-263-8700|
Other ways to get in touch with a real person at the IRS
You can try these ways to get help in your area.
Visit your local IRS office
In every state, the IRS has what are called Taxpayer Assistance Centers, or TACs. Click on your state on the list of Taxpayer Assistance locations to see where they are and how to contact them. Most of the time, you can’t just walk into your local IRS office whenever you want. You have to set up a meeting. The number for the IRS is 844-545-5640.
You might want to call the Taxpayer Advocate Service
The IRS has a group called the Taxpayer Advocate Service that helps people with tax problems they can’t solve on their own. Every state has at least one local Taxpayer Advocate Service center that is separate from the local IRS office and reports to the national Taxpayer Advocate Service. Here, you can find the addresses and phone numbers for all of the Taxpayer Advocate Service offices in your area.
Beware of IRS phone scams
You can call any IRS phone number you want, but the IRS will rarely call you. Most of its contacts, such as requests for payment, are made through the U.S. Postal Service. In certain situations, the agency will call or go to a person’s home or business.
- A person’s tax bill is past due.
- To secure a delinquent tax return.
- To secure a delinquent employment tax payment.
- To look around a business as part of an audit or while looking into a crime.
Here’s how to spot and avoid tax scams. The IRS is not:
- Call you to demand payment.
- Start talking to you through email, text, or social media.
- Ask you to pay your taxes with prepaid cards, gift cards, or wire transfers.
- Threaten to call the police, immigration officers, or other people to come and arrest you.
- Take away your driver’s license, your business license, or your status as an immigrant.