IRS Phone Number to talk to LIVE Agent, not the 800-829-1040 or 800-829-1954 numbers

Does anyone have a phone number where you have an option to talk to a live person, the numbers I have been given only have automated options, no option to actually talk to someone. Been waiting on return since 2/5/13!

    i can find no number where i can talk to an irs agent about my reutrn,  i did call the tax advocate office and then told me i have to talk to an agent first to start a case before they could act...  the irs has dummied up and getting away with screwing over everone thanks to the obama administration

    • Um Congress held held up everything. So you can thank them

    I was able to call today and get a person. I used 1-800-829-1040, then press:

    1 (english) + 2 (personal income tax) + 1 (forms you've already submitted) + 4 (other questions) + 2 (can't remember what that was for).  Then they will give you another list of options but just continue to hold through that.  

    If you are waiting on a tax transcript and owe'd money (you are not getting a refund), then they do not start processing those types of returns until Mid-May. It doesn't matter when you filed, they don't start till Mid-May. The only thing you can get until then is an Account Transcript that will show your payment (if you have paid) the matches with the tax return that you filed. You can get that online yourself at IRS.Gov (search on Tax Transcript).

    What they do is they process all returns that have a refund coming. This is considered the highest priority and the 1st batch that gets looked at.  The 2nd batch are the returns that owe the gov't money, which are not started until Mid-May. These returns are processed in the order that they were received. So if you did file early, then you would be higher in the list. 

    I took me 3 phone calls over the course of roughly 6 weeks to finally get someone that knew this.



      the number:  800-829-1040  will usually get you to a live person before the  800-829-1954 number(this one will mainly verfiy your refund)  when calling the 1040 number, try to select "talk to tax accountant" this will get you to a live person quicker. also sometimes by constantly pressing the number "0"  will help. He's an alternate number , which may help, 1-800-829-0582 ext 362    Good luck!

      • Thank you, finally got to talk to a human
      • when i enter that extension it says its invalid?
      • They have changed this. You no longer have this option. I am not finding that is it possible to talk to a human at the IRS...
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