How to Talk to a Human at IRS

Fastest Way to talk to a Human at the IRS

This is one of the fastest ways to talk to a human at the IRS.  Here are the detailed steps to speak to HUMAN at the IRS:

  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.
talk to a human at the IRS

IRS Phone Number

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
1-800-829-1954
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)

Turbo Tax Phone Number

Customer Service 1-877-908-7228
1-800-446-8848
1-800-797-4625
Visa Card Support 1-866-543-9160
H&R Block Refund Status

H&R Block Phone Number

Customer Service 1-800-472-5625
Emerald Card Customer Service 1-888-687-4722
SBTBG

TPG Phone Number

formerly (SBBT SANTA BARBARA BANK & TRUST)
bank used by TurboTax if you opted to have fees withdrawn from refund

 Customer Service 877-908-7228
800-901-6663
TaxAct

TaxAct Phone Number

Customer Service 1-319-373-3600
Republic Bank

Republic Bank Phone Number

bank used by Tax Slayer if you opted to have fees withdrawn from refund

Customer Service (866) 581-1040
Liberty Tax

Liberty Tax

Customer Service 1-800-966-0868
State Refund Taxes

State Contacts

Check State Refund Status State Income Tax Refund Sites

Tax Slayer

Customer Service (706) 922-6741

Other Banks and Prepaid Cards  – Click Here

Other Resources

Ask Other Users for Phone Numbers in our Live Discussion

Where’s My Refund Live Discussion

IRS Refund Cycle Charts

The official IRS refund cycle charts have been eliminated and replaced with an IRS Information Guidelines for the Tax Preparation Community publication.

IRS Refund Cycle Chart

Other Resources

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

IRS Transaction Code and Error Search

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  1. Sheila_33
    • Tax Preparer:
      freetaxUSA
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      Florida
    • Filing Date:
      Jan-5
    • Date Accepted:
      Feb-10
    • Bank or Prepaid:
      Bluebird
    • WMR Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Additional Child Tax Credit, Schedule C
    • TT 152, Weekly

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

    Reply
  2. Sheila_33
    • Tax Preparer:
      freetaxUSA
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      Florida
    • Filing Date:
      Jan-5
    • Date Accepted:
      Feb-10
    • Bank or Prepaid:
      Bluebird
    • WMR Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Additional Child Tax Credit, Schedule C
    • TT 152, Weekly

    DFTT

    Reply
  3. Sheila_33
    • Tax Preparer:
      freetaxUSA
    • Fees:
      Free
    • State:
      Florida
    • Filing Date:
      Jan-5
    • Date Accepted:
      Feb-10
    • Bank or Prepaid:
      Bluebird
    • WMR Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Additional Child Tax Credit, Schedule C
    • TT 152, Weekly

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

    Reply
  4. Desiree
    • Tax Preparer:
      Jackson Hewitt
    • Fees:
      From Refund
    • State:
      IN
    • Filing Date:
      Jan-22
    • Date Accepted:
      Feb-9
    • Bank or Prepaid:
      Republic then sent to Amex serve
    • WMR Bars:
      1st Bar
    • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, W2

    Does return received mean my taxes have been accepted?
    I don’t remember if that was the wording last year or not

    Reply