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11622: IRS and Other Useful Contact Phone Numbers

IRS Info/Alerts

See the chart below for common IRS and other useful tax-related phone numbers:


Service Description Phone # Comments
Practitioner Priority Service Practitioner’s first point of contact for account-related issues - for tax preparers ONLY (866) 860-4259

7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.,
Local Time 

e-Help Desk For questions on e-file, EFTPS, and e-services (866) 255-0654 Monday- Friday
6:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.,
Central Time
Business and Specialty Tax Line For Small Businesses, Corporations, Partnerships, and Trusts (800) 829-4933

7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.,
Local Time 

IRS Tax Help Line for Individuals Procedural or tax law information to help file (800) 829-1040 Monday–Friday,
7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.,
Local Time
Refund Status Check the status of the current year return. When you call, you will need your Social Security number, your filing status, and the refund amount shown on your return. (800) 829-1954 Automated service is available 24/7
IRS Debt Taxpayer can use the IRS Tax Help line. (800) 829-1040 Monday–Friday, 
7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.,
Local Time
FMS Debt Treasury Offset Program (800) 304-3107
Social Security Administration
(800) 772-1213 Automated service is available 24/7
8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
IRS Disaster Hotline Help with disaster losses. (866) 562-5227

7:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m., Local Time

Employer Identification Number (EIN) EIN applications and changes (Business and Specialty Tax Line).
EIN applications can also be submitted online.
(800) 829-4933

7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.,
Local Time

Tax Exempt and Government Entities (TEGE) Help Line Tax Exempt or Government Entities, Bonds, Pension Plans, Tribal Agreements (877) 829-5500 Monday–Friday,
7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.,
Central Time
Form 706 or Form 709 For questions related to Form 706 and Form 709 (866) 699-4083

8 a.m.  3:30 p.m. Eastern time

Excise Tax and Form 2290 Help Line Heavy Vehicle Tax issues 866) 699-4096 Monday–Friday,
8:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m.,
Eastern Time
Criminal Investigation Informant Hotline Report Tax Fraud (800) 829-0433
Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) Business or individuals who want to pay taxes through electronic transfer of funds

(800) 555-4477 (ENG)
(800) 244-4829 (SP)

(800) 733-4829 (TDD)

 (ENG/SP) 24/7

(TDD) MondayFriday
8:00 a.m. 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time

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Forms and Publications For IRS forms, instructions, tax publications (800) 829-3676 Monday–Friday,
7:00 a.m.– 7:00 p.m.,
Local Time
National Taxpayer Advocate For tax problems that have not been resolved through normal channels (877) 777-4778
Telephone Device for the Deaf For hearing-impaired taxpayers or practitioners (800) 829-4059 Monday–Friday,
7:00 a.m.– 7:00 p.m., Local Time

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