Copies of forms, publications, and other useful information are also available 24 hours a day on the IRS website at www, irs, gov. You can call 1-800-829-1040 for answers to your federal tax questions 24 hours a day. Tax forms and instructions for the current year and previous years are available by calling 1-800-829-3676. You can find the office closest to you with our taxpayer assistance locator tool. Once you find your local office, check out the available services.
Then call 844-545-5640 to schedule an appointment. IRS offices are closed on federal holidays. Consider first visiting the contact page to find answers to your questions online. During the past two tax seasons, it was notoriously difficult to contact a real person in the Internal Revenue Service.
People who call the main number of the IRS help line have better luck getting in touch with a representative in a fairly reasonable amount of time. That's likely because the IRS hired more workers and fewer levels of complexity this tax season compared to the beginning of the pandemic. The IRS has several phone numbers dedicated to answering different types of tax questions. All are open Monday through Friday, but their hours of operation vary.
In all cases, residents of Alaska and Hawaii must follow Pacific time, according to the IRS. There is no IRS line dedicated to calls related to installment agreements, which allow people to pay the taxes they owe over an extended period. For these types of inquiries, the IRS recommends calling 800-829-1040 (for individuals) or 800-829-4933 (for businesses) for help. When you start a chat, the first message you'll receive from the IRS employee or chatbot will indicate that they don't have access to your account information.
It will ask you not to enter any personal information in the chat box, such as your Social Security number or other tax identification numbers. It's important to note that your chat session doesn't constitute an official contact with the IRS regarding your tax account, the IRS says before starting a conversation. Request a face-to-face meeting for help You can schedule an appointment at a local IRS office for help. Contact an IRS customer service representative to correct any agency errors by calling 800-829-1040 (see telephone support for business hours).
This tool is for optional use by IRS employees, taxpayers, tax professionals and others before entering IRS facilities. Taxpayer Advocate Service If you have tax problems due to financial difficulties or an immediate threat of taking adverse action and have not been able to resolve them with the IRS, the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) may be able to help. If you owe money to the IRS but have a refund pending for the current tax year, the money from the refund will in most cases be automatically used to pay your debt.