Talk To A Real Live Person

To talk to a live agent at the IRS, its very hard. but you can do it. you just have to follow my instructions. Keep reading.. The results will amaze you. Some people have called the IRS and they got a live human being on the phone following my instructions here. there are some shortcuts and secrets to getting an agent on the phone. follow these steps for example:


1. Call 1800 829 1040
2. press 1 for English
follow the prompts for your particular question. if that doesn't work, continue reading, I will show you how you can get a live human being on the phone to the IRS.


NOTE: you will need your social security number. if you DO NOT have your social security number, the system will not let you go any further and it will give you instructions to call back when you have your social security number.


i see that many people have commented that they are getting calls from the IRS. If anyone says they are from the IRS, they are FRAUD. Don't fall for these SCAMS. The IRS will never call you at random. If you are being sued by the IRS, you will receive a letter, not a phone call. or if the IRS calls you, is because you have asked them to call you. so if you get a call from the IRS asking for money.. BEWARE!!! is a SCAM. just hang up the phone. if they continue to harass you, call the police to investigate.

Why So Complicated?

To talk to a live person at the IRS is very hard sometimes. Specially when its tax season. When I would call their number, i would always get an automatic respond system (machine robot) that gives you confusing prompts. I would sit through them waiting to see which prompt I would need, waiting for the last one hoping the next prompt is mine.... But to my disappointment, none of the prompts applied to my request..

Remember, the best way to contact the IRS is to just follow the instructions they provide in their prompts. its the best way for the IRS to try to help you with your particular situation as not everyone has the same situation as yours. I think the IRS tries to do a good job in helping people, so consider that they are under budget and perhaps they dont have the money to staff the phones with as many representatives as we all would like to.

Bypass Recording

The question is, how can I talk to an IRS agent directly and bypass all that recording... it was easy, all you had to do is keep pressing the # in your phone and it the system would transfer me to an a live person. They often update or change their answering system so this stopped working.


Fortunately, with all the comments from people like you, they've found a way to bypass the machine. as of April 2014, RKW method is the current way. Look for RKW's comments below.

if RKW's method does not work, try Darris' method instead:
call call 800.829.1040 and then follow these prompts: 1, 2, 2, 4, 1
if these dont work, try these instead: 1, 2, 1, 4, 2
else if that does not work either, try 1,5,3

If you found a better way, please let us know and leave your comments.

While you are waiting for an agent, Please leave your comments if this process worked for you. Dont forget to give a 'Thumbs Up' if someone's comments worked. :)


Need someone to get the info an all the prompts how they are laid out. for example:
1 for english
1-1 refund status or status of form 1040x
1-2 answer for personal income taxes
1-2-1 questions about forms you submited, taxes history or payments
1-2-1 questions about tax rules or help filing a form
1-2-7 if you are filing your return electronically and you do not have your prior year AGI or your prior year self selected pin
1-2-9 to repeat this menu

1-3 answer for business income taxes
1-4 general pre-recorded information about health care law
1-5 answer about personal or business taxes as it relates to healthcare
1-9 to repeat this menu

2 for spanish
once you have them, may you post them in the comments section. thank you.

Check Refund Status

Please answer the following questions to confirm you are ready to receive your refund status. Answer the following questions to find out why your refund is late.
Did You E-file (electronic File) Your Taxes?
What Is Your State?
new mexico
united states
is this a real irs site or is it a scam?????
Why Department Of The IRS Are You Trying To Reach?
refund issues
copy of 2014 tax return
when will i receive my refund
to see what date my refund is going to be on my card
customer service
tax return
assistance from back tax due.
put in wrong bank information when filed online
unpaid taxes
custom services
about refund
information of how long will it be approved
wheres my federal refund
refunds 2014
not sure
to get anwers on when i will receive mine
write your answer
federal refund
to ask about my refund.
where is my refund
i need to know schedule c line 26. do i put our employee gross or net pay on that line?