I am trying to verify my ID with the IRS

Q) I am trying to verify my ID so that I can receive my Federal and State tax returns. I have been unsuccessful on the irs.gov website. Unsuccessful at reaching anyone on the irs numbers. Please let me know how I can verify my ID.

A) To verify your identity with the IRS, you can try the following steps:

  1. Use the “Get Transcript” tool on the IRS website to request a copy of your tax transcripts. You will need to provide information about your identity, tax history, and financial information to access this tool.
  2. If you are unable to use the “Get Transcript” tool, you can call the IRS toll-free number (800-829-1040) for assistance. You may need to provide personal information and answer security questions to verify your identity over the phone.
  3. Visit a local IRS office in person to provide a valid government-issued photo ID and proof of your current address. This is usually the quickest way to verify your identity with the IRS.

If you still cannot verify your identity, you may need to provide additional documentation or information to the IRS.