Before You Call The IRS Check List

Complete this checklist to confirm you are ready to contact a live person at the IRS. This checklist will help you determine if you are missing any important information before calling the IRS. At the end of this checklist, you will be given the secret prompts to getting a live (person) at the IRS. The checklist will save you time to make your conversation with an IRS agent a little more pleasant.

Get a Live Agent

To get a live agent on the phone at the I.R.S can be tricky. These are some ways we have found to get an IRS live agent on the phone really fast! You can no longer reach a live person using the '0' option. Follow these steps:
  • Call 1-800-829-1040
  • Wait for the recording to prompt you
  • Press the # sign 3 times
  • Wait for the prompt to enter you Social Security Number
  • Wait on hold
  • There might a long wait. Don't give up.

If none of these steps worked, follow the additional steps below

I.R.S Service

By now you probably have become frustrated at the lack of service you have found at the IRS in trying to talk to a live person at the IRS. I may seem impossible to talk to a human being at the IRS but if you follow these instructions very carefully, you will be able to talk to real person at the IRS. Many people have followed these steps. If you are serious about talking to a person at the IRS, do not skip any of these steps. It is possible to talk to a live person at IRS but only if you follow each step carefully.

It is extremely important to remind you that if you want to talk to a person at the IRS, you will need to have your social security number before you call the IRS. If you dont have your social security number, the person you talk to at the IRS, will not be able to help you with your case.

I.R.S Service

Step 1. The first thing you will need to talk to a real person at the IRS is their phone number. Make sure you get pen and paper to write this number down. You will need it when you start to dial. So the number is: One - Eight Zero Zero - Eight Two Nine - One Zero Four Zero - When you first call this number, you will get a recording.

Don't worry, its normal. The recording will ask you questions, the best way to get what you want from the IRS is to follow the prompts. However, if you have followed the prompts and none of the options lead you to talk to a person at the IRS, then follow the next procedure on step number 2.

Waiting On-hold

Step 2. OK, if you got this far, then step 1 did not work for you. On the second step, we are going to teach you how to over ride the recording so you can talk to a human being at the IRS. Dial the same eight hundred number to the IRS you wrote down from step 1. Remember I asked you write it down on a piece of paper. So if you have not done so, write it down on a piece of paper. Call the IRS number again, but this time, we are going to follow these steps.

When you first hear the recording, press number two for English. (note, the IRS may have changed their prompts, If #2 is not for English, press whatever number the recording says its for English) - After you have pressed two for English, the recording will ask you to press 1 for business or two for personal taxes. Also there may be an option to press 3 to check the status of your refund. In this case, you need to press two for personal taxes, after you have pressed two, when the recording starts for personal taxes, you need to press the # button on your dial pad on your phone, you need to press its continually 10 times.

After you have pressed # for 10 times, you will get a recording to hold while you are connected to an IRS representative. This works the best. However, because the IRS is constantly updating their equipment, its possible that this step may not work for the state you are calling from. If this step did not work for you, lets continue to step 3. On step three, we are going to get more specific. One way or another, we are going to help you talk to a live person at the IRS. So be patient, We know its hard and frustrated, but the goal is to get you to talk to a liver person at the IRS, so don't give up now. Go one to step 3.

Try Again!

Step 3. Sorry that step 2 did not work for you. Usually it works for some people, but depending where are you calling from, it may not work or the feature may have been disabled. On step 3 is another trick to get you to talk to a real person at the IRS by following this procedure. OK, but now you should have written down the 800 number we provided on step 1. So call the IRS number again, but this time, press these prompts when you hear the I.R.S recording. hit one, then just wait until the recording gives you options, then press two, then keep pressing zero until you hear the recording say something about the call may be monitored.

The recording will send you to the next available IRS agent to talk to. After you talk to the agent, you can leave us your comments in the comments section below. This step has been proven to work as of 2016. However, if for some reason none of the steps described here on how to talk to a live person at the IRS works, we will continue to find new ways. Also, there are other persons like yourself who are desperate to talk to a live person at the IRS, they have found different procedures on how to talk to an agent at the IRS, so read the comments sections for more help.