QUESTION: How can I actually talk to someone at the IRS? I call the IRS phone number at 1-800-829-1040, however I can never get an actual person to answer the phone. Do you know how to get someone to actually answer the line? Can you tell me which numbers to press once I call the IRS to get a real person on the phone? Or is there a different IRS 800 number that I can call to speak to someone at the IRS?
ANSWER: How To Get A Live Person At The IRS:
1 – Call the IRS toll free number at 1-800-829-1040
2 – Choose option “1” for ENGLISH LANGUAGE
3 – Choose option “2” for PERSONAL INCOME TAXES
4 – Choose option “1” for FORM – TAX HISTORY – PAYMENT
5 – Choose option “4” FOR ALL OTHER QUESTIONS
6 – Choose option “2” FOR ALL OTHER QUESTIONS
7 – You will then be transferred to an IRS TAX AGENT
NOTE: Pressing the number “0” during the call does not take you to customer service.
IRS phone numbers are OPEN from 7AM to 7PM Local Time – Monday through Friday.
Fastest Way To Talk To A Person At The IRS:
– Call 1-800-829-1040
– Choose the options 1 – 2 – 1 – 4 – 2
The number to remember is 1-2-1-4-2
Knowing the right numbers to press will get you to an IRS agent fast and you will not have to waste your time listening to all the options!
More info from the IRS.gov website…
If you need other IRS phone numbers and information, see below.