The IRS has officially kicked off the 2023 tax season for individual filers from January 23. This year’s tax deadline has been set at April 18 for most filers. The agency has introduced various measures, including hiring and training more workers, to improve the tax filing experience for citizens. Filers can easily communicate with the agency about their queries on the contact number 800-829-1040. However, this is not the only number the IRS has initiated to help tax filers during the process. Here’s a list of other IRS phone numbers you can try to reach officials on in case of any need.

Note: You might have to wait for a while on the call as the agency has been struggling to field calls. We also suggest you use the IRS website for certain services, like tracking your refund or looking up your amended return.

How to call IRS customer service

You can easily call the IRS main number (800-829-1040) from Monday to Friday between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time. The agency’s average telephone service waiting time is 13 minutes during filing season, which is between January 23 till April 18 this year. 

At the same time, the waiting time in the off-season between May through December is 19 minutes. Also, keep in mind that the call volume is relatively higher on Mondays and Tuesdays as well as around the tax deadline as more people contact the agency to resolve their doubts.

Some of the lesser-known IRS phone numbers that can be of great help during the tax season include: 

General tax assistance

  1. Scheduling an appointment with a local IRS office: 844-545-5640
  2. Find a free tax clinic near you: 800-906-9887; 888-227-7669
  3. Taxpayer Advocate Service: 877-777-4778
  4. Interpretation services: 800-829-1040 (Spanish); 833-553-9895 (all other languages)
  5. Disaster victims: 866-562-5227
  6. Estate and gift tax questions: 866-699-4083
  7. Excise tax questions: 866-699-4096
  8. Help for an employer identification number: 800-829-4933
  9. Status of application for adoption taxpayer Identification number: 737-800-5511

Problems with tax

  1. Identity and refund theft victims; get a new IP PIN: 800-908-4490
  2. Innocent spouse relief: 866-681-4271
  3. Report a phishing scam or others; check the legality of IRS agent’s name/badge numbers: 800-366-4484
  4. Whistleblower hotline: 800-829-0433

Queries regarding tax returns

  1. Check status of an amended tax return: 866-464-2050
  2. Report incorrect income on a substitute return: 866-681-4271

Tax forms and documents

  1. Ask IRS to mail you paper tax forms: 800-829-3676
  2. Order a tax transcript: 800-908-9946
  3. Lost ITIN documents: 800-908-9982

Queries regarding tax refunds

  1. Check status of a tax refund: 800-829-1954
  2. Check status of a tax refund being held: 866-897-3315
  3. Check which debts will offset your tax refund: 800-304-3107; 866-297-0517 (TTY/TDD)

Payments and balances

  1. Balance due questions: 800-829-0922; 800-829-7650; 800-829-3903
  2. Make a payment using Electronic Federal Tax Payment System: 800-555-4477 (English); 800-244-4829 (Spanish)
  3. See if bankruptcy changed your tax debt: 800-973-0424
  4. Verify, pay off or resolve a tax lien: 800-913-6050

IRS phone numbers for accessibility

  1. Tax assistance for taxpayers who are deaf or hard of hearing: 800-829-4059
  2. Accessibility helpline: 833-690-0598
  3. Ask IRS to mail you large-print or Braille tax forms, publications or notices: 800-829-3676

Self-employed taxpayers

  1. Help with business tax return: 800-829-0115
  2. Self-employed taxpayers with account or tax law questions: 800-829-4933

International taxpayers

  1. International Taxpayer Advocate: 787-522-8601 (English); 787-522-8600 (Spanish)
  2. Overseas taxpayers: 267-941-1000

IRS phone numbers for tax pros and other people

  1. Tax preparers and tax pros with account or tax law questions: 800-829-8374
  2. Tax preparers and tax pros with e-filing questions: 866-255-0654
  3. Tax practitioner priority service: 866-860-4259
  4. Overseas tax professionals: 512-416-7750; 267-941-1000
  5. Corporate taxpayers, partnerships and nonprofits: 866-255-0654
  6. Nonprofits with tax law or filing questions: 877-829-5500
  7. Government and tax-exempt entities: 877-829-5500
  8. International businesses that want an Employer Identification Number (EIN): 267-941-1099
  9. Domestic employers, payers and transmitters who need e-filing tech support: 866-455-7438
  10. International employers, payers and transmitters who need e-filing tech support: 304-263-8700

Beware of scams

Evidently, a taxpayer can call the IRS number at any given point in time. However, the IRS will rarely contact you for your personal and financial details. Therefore, keep an eye out for IRS phone scams. The IRS will not call you to demand payment or ask you to pay your tax bill with prepaid cards, gift cards or wire transfers.