How to Reach a Live IRS Person

How to Reach a Live IRS Person

How to Reach a Live IRS Person 635 423 Jason Stadtlander

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 year: “How to reach a live person at the IRS”

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.

So here is the combination (Updated 1/31/2019):

  • Call the IRS: 1-800-829-1040 hours 7 AM – 7 PM local time Monday-Friday
  • Press 1 for English.
  • NOTE: When calling the IRS do NOT choose the first option re: “Refund”, or it will send you to an automated phone line.
    After selecting your language, choose option 2 for “personal income tax”
  • Press 1 for “form, tax history, or payment”.
  • Then press option 3 “for all other questions.”
  • Then press 2 “for all other questions.”
  • IMPORTANT: When it asks you to enter your SSN or EIN to access your account information, do not enter anything.
    • After it asks twice, you will get another menu.
  • Finally, press 2 for “personal or individual tax questions” it should then transfer you to an agent.
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