This phone number is the fastest way to get a real person on the phone at the IRS.
JANUARY 2023 UPDATE: This method works to talk to a human at the IRS. Let us know if you have a problem with any of the other numbers below.
We have confirmed ourselves that this phone number is the fastest way to talk to a human at the IRS: 800-829-1040. Here are the steps to speak to get a real person (we can’t promise they will know what the hell they are talking about):
- Dial (800) 829-1040
- Press Option #1 for English.
- Ignore everything they are saying.
- Press 3.
- It worked immediately for us.
- If not, make yourself a drink and sit on hold.
- Scroll while you wait. Look at other phone numbers below.
More Phone Numbers to Call About a Tax Return, Tax Refund or Stimulus Payment
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More IRS Phone Numbers
Although the main IRS phone number to check your tax refund status the IRS is 800-829-1040, below are other phone numbers that may get you help quicker depending on your situation.
|The best numbers to call at the IRS.|
|IRS Speak to a HUMAN|
(M-F, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. local)
|1-800-829-0582 ext. 652|
|IRS Check Refund Phone Number||1-800-829-1040|
|IRS Identity Theft – Identity Protection Specialized Unit (IPSU) – ID Verify||1-800-908-4490|
1-800-830-5084 – ID Verify
|Other IRS numbers||1-800-829-0582 ext 312 – Reference Code 1541|
1-800-829-0582 ext 633 – Amended Returns
1-866-682-7451 ext 568 – 1095A/8962 Form Reconciliation
1-866-682-7451 ext 733 – Bank couldn’t process your direct deposit CP53A
1-866-682-7451 ext 569 – Advance Payments of PTC Letter 5596
1-888-841-4648 – e-Help desk
1-800-829-0922 – CP05 Hotline
1-866-897-0177 – Exams
1-866-897-3315 – Delinquent Refund Hold CP63
|IRS TeleTax Topics and Refund Status (24/7)||1-800-829-4477|
|Do you owe prior years taxes to the IRS?||Delinquent tax payers will receive IRS notice that provides a specific number to call for their tax account info.|
|IRS Automated Underreporter Program||1-800-829-3009|
|IRS Order Transcript Phone Number||1-800-908-9946 or 1-800-829-3676|
|IRS Treasury Offsets (Child Support, Student Loans, Non-tax Debt)||1-800-304-3107|
|IRS Levy Program||1-800-829-7650 or 1-800-829-3903|
|Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS)||1-877-777-4778|
|Request an Appointment at a Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC)||1-844-545-5640|
|Call your Local Tax Advocate||Find Local Tax Advocate Phone Number|
|Order an IRS Return Transcript or Account Transcript||IRS Transcript|
|Your Taxpayer Rights!||Your Rights!|
|Where’s My Refund||IRS Where’s My Refund? (WMR)|
These are other phones numbers you could use to check the status of your tax refund.
TurboTax Phone Number
|The phone number to talk to a human at TurboTax.|
|Visa Card Support||1-866-543-9160|
H&R Block Phone Number
|The phone number to talk to a human at H&R Block.|
|Emerald Card Customer Service||1-888-687-4722|
TPG Phone Number (formerly SBBT Santa Barbara)
|The phone number to talk to a human at TPG (previously Santa Barbara Bank & Trust) which is the bank used by TurboTax if you opted have preparation fees withdrawn from your refund.|
TaxAct Phone Number
|Talk to a human at TaxAct.|
Republic Bank Phone Number
|Talk to a human at Republic Bank. This is the bank used by TaxSlayer if you opted to have preparation fees deducted from your refund.|
|Customer Service||(866) 581-1040|
Liberty Tax Phone Number
|Talk to a human at Liberty Tax|
Tax Slayer Phone Numbers
|Talk to a human at Free Tax USA|
|Customer Service||All customer support is provided through email or through direct messaging within the software. They do not offer phone support.|
State Tax Refund Phone Numbers
|Check State Refund Status||State Income Tax Refund Sites|
Banks and Prepaid Cards
Other phone numbers reported by our users.
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Official IRS Refund Cycle Chart
The official IRS refund cycle charts have been eliminated. Every chart you find when you Google are estimates by the company or person who published the page. Each year we estimate the date which you can expect your tax refund based on experience from the prior years. This is the IGMR refund cycle chart:
IRS Refund Cycle Chart
Report Mistreatment by IRS Employee
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