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IRS Phone Number: Customer Service and Human Help Options

The main IRS phone number is 800-829-1040, but these other IRS phone numbers could also get you the help you need.

The main IRS phone number is 800-829-1040, but that’s not the only IRS number you can call for help or to speak to a live person. Here's a list of other IRS phone numbers to try so you can reach the people you need.

We've also included links to our articles on a number of topics, which might save you a call.

How to contact IRS customer service

You're welcome to call the main IRS number (Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time). The agency's average telephone service waiting time is 13 minutes during filing season (January through April) and 19 minutes off-season (May through December). Call volume may be higher on Mondays and Tuesdays as well as around the tax deadline.

If you've got a question about any of the topics below, one of these lesser-known IRS phone numbers might get you to help faster.

TOPIC

IRS PHONE NUMBERS

Tax assistance for taxpayers who are deaf or hard of hearing (TTY/TDD)

800-829-4059

Schedule an appointment with a local IRS office

844-545-5640

Find a free tax clinic near you

800-906-9887; 888-227-7669

Order a tax transcript

800-908-9946

Make a payment using Electronic Federal Tax Payment System

English: 800-555-4477

Spanish: 800-244-4829

Check status of a tax refund

800-829-1954

Check status of a tax refund being held

866-897-3315

Check status of an amended tax return

866-464-2050

Report incorrect income on a substitute return

866-681-4271

Balance due questions

800-829-0922; 800-829-7650; 800-829-3903

Taxpayer Advocate Service

877-777-4778

Self-employed taxpayers with account or tax law questions

800-829-4933

Missing child tax credit payments

800-908-4184

Estate and gift tax questions

866-699-4083

Disaster victims

866-562-5227

Overseas taxpayers

267-941-1000

Identity and refund theft victims; get a new IP PIN

800-908-4490

Excise tax questions

866-699-4096

Help with business tax return

800-829-0115

Report phishing and other scams; see if an IRS agent's name and badge number are legit

800-366-4484

Verify, payoff or resolve a tax lien

800-913-6050

See if bankruptcy changed your tax debt

800-973-0424

Innocent spouse relief

866-681-4271

See which debts will offset your tax refund

800-304-3107 (866-297-0517 TTY/TDD)

Help getting an Employer Identification Number

800-829-4933

Lost ITIN documents

800-908-9982

Status of application for Adoption Taxpayer Identification Number

737-800-5511

International Taxpayer Advocate

English: 787-522-8601

Spanish: 787-522-8600

Whistleblower hotline

800-829-0433

Ask IRS to mail you paper tax forms

800-829-3676

FOR TAX PROS AND OTHER PEOPLE

Tax preparers and tax pros with account or tax law questions

800-829-8374

Tax preparers and tax pros 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

State tax department phone numbers

State

Phone number

Alabama

334-242-1170

Alaska

907-465-2300

Arizona

602-255-3381

Arkansas

501-682-1100

California

800-852-5711

Colorado

303-238-7378

Connecticut

860-297-5962

Delaware

302-577-8200

District of Columbia

202-727-4829

Florida

850-488-6800

Georgia

877-423-6711

Hawaii

800-222-3229

Idaho

208-334-7660

Illinois

217-782-3336

Indiana

800-457-8283

Iowa

515-281-3114

Kansas

785-368-8222

Kentucky

502-564-4581

Louisiana

855-307-3893

Maine

207-624-9620

Maryland

800-638-2937

Massachusetts

617-887-6367

Michigan

517-636-4486

Minnesota

651-556-3000

Mississippi

601-923-7700

Missouri

573-751-3505

Montana

406-444-6900

Nebraska

402-471-5729

Nevada

866-962-3707

New Hampshire

603-230-5000

New Jersey

609-292-6748

New Mexico

505-827-0700

New York

518-457-5149

North Carolina

877-252-3052

North Dakota

701-328-7088

Ohio

800-282-1780

Oklahoma

405-521-3160

Oregon

503-378-4988

Pennsylvania

888-728-2937

Rhode Island

401-574-8484

South Carolina

844-898-8542 Option 1

South Dakota

800-829-9188

Tennessee

800-342-1003

Texas

888-334-4112

Utah

801-297-2200

Vermont

802-828-2865

Virginia

804-367-8031

Washington

360-705-6705

West Virginia

304-558-3333

Wisconsin

608-266‑2486

Wyoming

307-777-5200

Each major credit bureau has a main customer service support phone number:

  • Experian: 888-397-3742.

  • Equifax: 888-378-4329.

  • TransUnion: 888-909-8872.

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