IRS contact information for customers

IRS Toll Free Numbers

IRS contact information for customers
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IRS Toll Free Numbers

The IRS provides toll free numbers for individuals and businesses who have questions or need assistance with their tax return or refund.

Refund Hotline
This number is for 1040-type filers who need to check on their income tax refund.
Information you will need in order to find out the date of your expected refund:

The primary SSN on your income tax return
The whole dollar amount of your expected refund
The filing status claimed on your income tax return

*Please note: In order to check the status of your income tax refund, your return must have been accepted by the IRS at least 5 days prior to calling this number.

IRS help line for individuals
This number is for filers who need procedural or tax law information or help to file.

Forms and Publications
This number is for individuals, businesses and tax practitioners who need IRS tax forms, instructions and related materials and tax publications.

Telephone device for the deaf
This number is for hearing-impaired taxpayers who need tax law or procedural information relating to filing their returns(TDD) or who need information or assistance relating to their accounts.

Extension to file
This number is for individual filers who want to submit an extension to file for a 1040-series return via telephone.

Employer Identification Number (EIN)
This number is provided for questions relating to EIN applications, questions and changes.

For Individuals who believe they may be a victim of Identity Theft
For additional information, refer to our Identity Theft and Your Tax Records page.