Will calling the IRS help me get my tax refund any faster?
Q) Will calling the IRS help me get my tax refund any faster?
A) Calling the IRS will not speed up your tax refund. The IRS has a strict process for processing tax returns and refunds, and there is nothing a representative can do to expedite the process. If you have questions about your tax refund, you can call the IRS at 800-829-1954, but be prepared for long wait times. You can also check the status of your refund online using the IRS Where’s My Refund? tool.
The representatives at the IRS call center do not have any additional information or processing power beyond what is available on the IRS website. Additionally, the IRS is currently experiencing significant delays in processing tax returns and issuing refunds, so even if you are able to speak to a representative on the phone, they may not be able to provide any new information. The fastest way to check the status of your refund is to use the “Where’s My Refund?” tool on the IRS website or the IRS2Go app.
IRS Customer service representatives are available Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time, unless otherwise noted. Residents of Alaska and Hawaii follow Pacific time. Puerto Rico phone lines are open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time.
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