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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:

i mailed a payment to the irs which has not been cashed yet. how can I make sure it was...
Person how helped do my taxes tried sending to his acct but was declined and was told y...
Trying to find out about my amended return. Didn't get *** stimulus.
I'm trying to talk to a representative I've been calling for * whole days.
We mailed our paper return to the Ogden, UT office where we were directed to send a ret...
I can not get in touch with the number (***) ***-**** for my notice
I’m looking for the rest of my tax return I received a letter saying that I’ll receive...
I need to ask for a hardship advance because I'm behind on bills and more
Trying to figure out why income tax is on hold
Amended tax return for **** filed Jan *
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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 min2057
38 min976
10 min684
3 min1119
3 min2901
3 min295
Live Chat
17 min946
Online Help
<3 Std1838
IRS Automated Under-Reporter Service
38 min962
Lohn- und Einkommensabrechnung
7 min1843
Internationaler Kundenservice
21 min1223
14 min2857

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