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IRS Phone Number
800-829-1040 · Kundendienst
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IRS Live Chat
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Recent reasons customers contacted IRS:

Helping my federal tax refund
Trying to figure out what is going on with my tax refund I should have already got it I...
I haven't received a stimulus check
I filed February ** and still haven't got my taxes or any of my stimulus checks
Tax return not received yet
I sent my taxes electronically in early March and it was supposed to be put in my accou...
My refund it's been over * weeks
Trying to figure out why my **** tax return is still being processed when it was accept...
I can’t look up my refund and idk why
Why I haven’t resived my refund it’s been more then ** days
I received an amount due notice for my **** return, when I was expecting a refund, and...
IRS refund status question, it has been over ** days since filing so just wanted an update
I filed feb ** with no income and filed to getting my second stimulus check because i h...
I cannot got into my IRS account online. None of my information matches up, and it shou...
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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
29 min3396
Federal Payment Levy Program
38 min2056
38 min975
10 min683
3 min1118
3 min2900
3 min295
Live Chat
17 min945
Online Help
<3 Std1837
IRS Automated Under-Reporter Service
38 min961
Lohn- und Einkommensabrechnung
7 min1842
Internationaler Kundenservice
23 min1222
16 min2856

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