How To Contact IRS
Most people will need to know how to contact the IRS for one reason or another. Perhaps there is a question that needs to be answered or maybe an important form has been misplaced. Contacting the IRS is relatively easy as long as you have the right information at hand.
- How to contact the IRS by telephone. Contacting the IRS by telephone is probably one of the easiest methods. The general telephone number for individuals needing to contact the IRS is (800) 829-1040. Once that number is dialed, be prepared to listen to a menu tree so that you can select the appropriate option.
- How to contact the IRS by mail. If you prefer to communicate with the IRS in writing, you can mail in your questions or concerns. Write in to your local tax payer assistance center. You can find the address on the www.IRS.gov website. It can, however, take up to 30 days for you to receive a response.
- How to contact the IRS by fax. If you are in need of a form or instructions, you can have them sent to you directly by fax. Use your fax to call the IRS TaxFax service at 703-368-9694. You do need to have a fax machine that enables you to hear the audio prompts. The forms needed will be faxed back to you.
The IRS typically receives a lot of inquiries beginning in April. The closer you are contacting them to April 15th, the longer you may have to wait. Please remain patient and courteous. The IRS processes more than 200 million individual and corporate returns a year so please make sure that when you contact them you address all questions and issues the first time.