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IRS Tax Law Phone Line

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Station Overview

Individual taxpayers can call the IRS phone line at 1-800-829-1040 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time Monday through Friday for telephone assistance.

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IRS phone number – Call Wait Times 

Filing Season (January – April) 

Telephone service wait times can average 4 minutes. Some telephone service lines may have longer wait times. 

Telephone service wait times are higher on Monday and Tuesday, during Presidents Day weekend and around the April tax filing deadline. 

Post-Filing Season (May – December) 

Telephone service wait times can average 13 minutes. Some telephone service lines may have longer wait times. 

Telephone service wait times are generally higher on Monday and Tuesday. 

Our help lines are open Monday through Friday. Residents of Alaska and Hawaii should follow Pacific time. Phone lines in Puerto Rico are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time. 

Individuals
800-829-1040
7 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time 

Overseas callers
Use our International Services page.  

Callers who are hearing impaired
TTY/TDD 800-829-4059 

Interpretation Services
If you can’t find the answers to your tax questions on IRS.gov, we can offer you help in more than 350 languages with the support of professional interpreters. For assistance in Spanish, call 800-829-1040. For all other languages, call 833-553-9895. You will reach an IRS assistor who can: 

  • Provide an interpreter over the phone, or
  • Schedule an appointment for you at one of our local Taxpayer Assistance Centers so you can get help face-to-face.

Please note, our local offices provide assistance only on specific topics. 

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If you still need help

The Taxpayer Advocate Service is an independent organization within the IRS that helps taxpayers and protects taxpayers’ rights. We can offer you help if your tax problem is causing a financial difficulty, you’ve tried and been unable to resolve your issue with the IRS, or you believe an IRS system, process, or procedure just isn’t working as it should. If you qualify for our assistance, which is always free, we will do everything possible to help you.

Visit www.taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov or call 1-877-777-4778.

Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) are independent from the IRS and TAS. LITCs represent individuals whose income is below a certain level and who need to resolve tax problems with the IRS. LITCs can represent taxpayers in audits, appeals, and tax collection disputes before the IRS and in court. In addition, LITCs can provide information about taxpayer rights and responsibilities in different languages for individuals who speak English as a second language. Services are offered for free or a small fee. For more information or to find an LITC near you, see the LITC page on the TAS website or Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List.