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How to Talk to a Human at IRS

This phone number is the fastest way to get a real person on the phone at the IRS.

Our users report that this phone number is the fastest way to talk to a human at the IRS: 800-829-0582. 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):

  1. Dial (800) 829-0582
  2. DO NOT selection Option #1 for English.
  3. Wait until the automated voice finishes talking.
  4. When asked, enter extension 652.
  5. Make yourself a drink and sit on hold.
  6. Scroll while you wait. Look at other phone numbers below.

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.

talk to a human at the IRSThe 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 Number1-800-829-1040
1-800-829-1954
IRS Identity Theft – Identity Protection Specialized Unit (IPSU) – ID Verify1-800-908-4490
1-800-830-5084 – ID Verify
Other IRS numbers1-800-829-0582 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 Program1-800-829-3009
IRS Order Transcript Phone Number1-800-908-9946 or 1-800-829-3676
IRS Treasury Offsets (Child Support, Student Loans, Non-tax Debt)1-800-304-3107
IRS Levy Program1-800-829-7650 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 AdvocateFind Local Tax Advocate Phone Number
Order an IRS Return Transcript or Account TranscriptIRS Transcript
Your Taxpayer Rights!Your Rights!
Where’s My RefundIRS Where’s My Refund? (WMR)

Tax Preparers

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.
Customer Service1-877-908-7228
 1-800-446-8848
 1-800-797-4625
Visa Card Support1-866-543-9160

H&R Block Phone Number

H&R Block Refund StatusThe phone number to talk to a human at H&R Block.
Customer Service1-800-472-5625
Emerald Card Customer Service1-888-687-4722

TPG Phone Number (formerly SBBT Santa Barbara)

SBTBGThe 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.
 Customer Service877-908-7228
800-901-6663

TaxAct Phone Number

TaxActTalk to a human at TaxAct.
Customer Service1-319-373-3600

Republic Bank Phone Number

Republic BankTalk 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

Liberty TaxTalk to a human at Liberty Tax
Customer Service1-800-966-0868

Tax Slayer Phone Numbers

Talk to a human at TaxSlayer
Customer Service(706) 922-6741

State Tax Refund Phone Numbers

State Refund Taxes

State Contacts

Check State Refund StatusState Income Tax Refund Sites

Banks and Prepaid Cards

We have a forum here with all the different banks and prepaid cards.

Other phone numbers reported by our users.

Ask other what phone numbers they used to get answers in our live discussion: Where’s My Refund Live Discussion

Other Resources

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

To report mistreatment by an IRS Employee or if you are aware of fraud, waste, mismanagement, and abuse in the IRS programs and operations, report it to the TIGTA

You can lookup IRS Transaction Code and Errors in our completed list.

What Others Are Saying

  1. Sheila_33
    • Tax Preparer:
      FreeTaxUSA
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-5
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      FL
    • Bank:
      Bluebird
    • Date Accepted:
      Feb-10
    • Bars:
      3rd Bar
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-20
    • WMR Date:
      Feb-25
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • Earned Income Tax Credit
    • I Got My Refund!
    • Deposit Date:
      Feb-20

    @Fred H: You can be accepted and be processed in a week, but there’s a time frame of dates for acceptance that are seeing delays, possibly because of resequencing, possibly because they’re looking harder at the stimulus payments.


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  2. Danielle79

    Does anybody know how I get a human for Sbtpg bank! After I put my info in and listen to the message it hangs up. Uggj


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  3. Ro

    Filed 2/3
    Accepted 2/12

    Bars and tt152 disappeared a few days ago.

    Transcripts have 570 & 971 dated March 8. Should I be worried?


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  4. Toya

    I wanna know if anyone knows what is going on with these Taxes this year ?


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  5. Gigi

    Filed my 2019 taxes in July 2019 with H&R Block taking advantage of the extension. I have still not received my refund. The Where’s My Refund site keeps saying they received it and it’s being processed. H&R Block says they verified on their end that it was received and can do nothing further. Getting through to the IRS to speak to a human is all but impossible. Don’t have a credit card so I can’t get on to http://www.irs.gov. What now?


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  6. KeeKee

    Does anyone know how to check MetaBank for refund status?


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  7. Sheila_33
    • Tax Preparer:
      FreeTaxUSA
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-5
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      FL
    • Bank:
      Bluebird
    • Date Accepted:
      Feb-10
    • Bars:
      3rd Bar
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-20
    • WMR Date:
      Feb-25
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • Earned Income Tax Credit
    • I Got My Refund!
    • Deposit Date:
      Feb-20

    @anxietyon10: Refer to “our lingo” in the sidebar please.


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  8. anxietyon10

    @Sheila_33: what does DFTT mean ?


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  9. Sheila_33
    • Tax Preparer:
      FreeTaxUSA
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-5
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      FL
    • Bank:
      Bluebird
    • Date Accepted:
      Feb-10
    • Bars:
      3rd Bar
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-20
    • WMR Date:
      Feb-25
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • Earned Income Tax Credit
    • I Got My Refund!
    • Deposit Date:
      Feb-20
  10. Love doctor

    Hopefully first ddd for eicwill be 2/28/2021


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  11. Sheila_33
    • Tax Preparer:
      FreeTaxUSA
    • Date Filed:
      Jan-5
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      FL
    • Bank:
      Bluebird
    • Date Accepted:
      Feb-10
    • Bars:
      3rd Bar
    • Date Approved:
      Feb-20
    • WMR Date:
      Feb-25
    • Transcript:
      Online
    • Cycle:
      Weekly
    • Earned Income Tax Credit
    • I Got My Refund!
    • Deposit Date:
      Feb-20

    @Desiree: If it says your return has been received and is being processed, yes.


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