How do I get a person on the phone at irs?

To contact the  IRS about your personal tax account, you should follow these steps:

  1. Have your current year and prior year tax returns with you
  2. If you’re calling about notice, have a copy of the notice with you
  3. Then call 1-800-829-1040

To avoid long hold times, call as early in the morning as possible. Telephone customer service representatives are available Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time.

Note that the IRS will only speak with the taxpayer or their legally designated representative. You cannot call about someone else’s account without a valid power of attorney.

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