Refund or it will send you to an automated phone line. The irs has made significant progress opening backlogged mail.
Once you ve set your language do not choose option 1 regarding refund info.
How to get ahold of the irs about taxes. Choose option 2 for personal income tax instead. While irs staffers may be helpful there just don t seem to be enough of them. The irs told local news station abc7 while the irs expects to issue more than nine out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days it s possible a particular tax return may require additional review.
Next press 2 for all. When calling the irs do not choose the first option re. So after first choosing your language then do not choose option 1 refund info.
Refund or it will send you to an automated phone line. Irs tax tip 2018 43 march 21 2018 as people are filing their taxes the irs reminds taxpayers to hang onto their tax records. 1 800 829 1040 hours 7 am 7 pm local time monday friday.
Next press 3 for all other questions. The best time to call is early in the morning. While as of november 24 2020 we had 7 1 million unprocessed individual tax returns and 2 3 million unprocessed business returns the irs expects to issue all refunds for 2019 individual tax returns in 2020 where there are no issues with the return.
The agency makes itself accessible in multiple ways if you have questions about completing your tax return if you want to check your tax refund status or you need help from the irs for another tax related purpose. So after first choosing your language then do not choose option 1 refund info choose option 2 for personal income tax instead. When calling the irs do not choose the first option re.
The irs telephone number is 1 800 829 1040 and they are available from 7 a m. I m going to guess it wasn t a pleasant experience. Last year callers reported hold times of three hours far longer than the 30 60 minutes the irs anticipated in a recorded message.
How to reach a live person at the irs updated 2 4 2020 it may sound silly but it s very difficult to get the right set of options to actually get a hold of a real person through the irs phone system. Tax season can be an intimidating and overwhelming time when you re not a tax expert but the irs stands by to guide you through it. Choose option 2 for personal income tax instead.
If you cannot find your old tax returns and need to order a tax return transcript from the irs you have several options. Generally the irs recommends keeping copies of tax returns and supporting documents at least three years. Ever tried to call the irs during tax season.
For the really old school methods you can call the irs at 800 908 9946. Taxpayers should keep some documents such as those related to real estate sales for three years after filing the return on which they reported the. Next press 1 for form tax history or payment.
With tax season upon us i thought it might be helpful to share one mighty little tip that i have found useful over the last few years. 1 800 829 1040 hours 7 am 7 pm local time monday friday.