How Do I Reach a Real Person at the IRS?

The IRS telephone number is 1-800-829-1040, and they are available from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday thru Friday. The best time to call is early in the morning. Once you’ve set your language, do NOT choose Option 1 (regarding refund info). Choose option 2 for Personal Income Tax instead. Next, press 1 for form, tax history, or payment. Next, press 3 for all other questions. Next, press 2 for all other questions. When the system asks you to enter your SSN or EIN to access your account information, do NOT enter anything. Finally, press 2 for personal or individual tax questions. The system should then transfer you to an agent.