You can also call the Taxpayer Advocate Service toll-free at 1-877-777-4778, or fill out Form 911, Request for Taxpayer Advocate Service Assistance, PDF and fax or mail it to the address above. Need help but don’t have a local Taxpayer Advocate Service office near you? We have a new option!
Is a tax advocate free?
If you qualify for our help, you’ll be assigned to one advocate who will be with you at every turn. And our service is always free. We have at least one local taxpayer advocate office in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
Can a tax advocate help me get my refund?
If you’ve contacted the IRS and tried to get your refund, and not having the money is causing you a financial hardship, the Taxpayer Advocate Service may be able to help.
What happens when you get a tax advocate?
The Taxpayer Advocate Service is an independent organization within the IRS whose employees assist taxpayers who are experiencing economic harm, who are seeking help in resolving tax problems that have not been resolved through normal channels, or who believe that an IRS system or procedure is not working as it should.
How long does it take for a tax advocate to contact you?
Expect a telephone call from the taxpayer advocate within one to two days to let you know if your problem will be handled and the name of the person working on it. Nationwide, the IRS claims that it helps about half of all taxpayers who apply for Taxpayer Assistance Orders.
How do I speak to a live IRS agent?
How to speak directly to an IRS agent
- Call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 during their support hours.
- Select your language, pressing 1 for English or 2 for Spanish.
- Press 2 for questions about your personal income taxes.
- Press 1 for questions about a form already filed or a payment.
- Press 3 for all other questions.
What can I do to get my refund issued ASAP?
Request an expedited refund by calling the IRS at 800-829-1040 (TTY/TDD 800-829-4059).
- Explain your hardship situation; and.
- Request a manual refund expedited to you.
How Long Can IRS hold your refund?
After 60 days, you’d need to file an amended return to reverse any errors and get your refund back. If the IRS thinks you claimed erroneous deductions or credits, the IRS can hold your refund.
What is considered a hardship for a tax advocate?
For this purpose, a “significant hardship” includes: (1) an immediate threat of adverse action; (2) a delay of more than 30 days in resolving taxpayer account problems; (3) the taxpayer incurring significant cost (including fees for professional representation) if relief is not granted; or (4) irreparable injury to, or
Does a tax advocate really help?
If you have an income tax issue that you haven’t been able to resolve on your own through regular IRS channels, the TAS may be able to help you. It can work on your behalf if you have a lingering problem that is causing you financial difficulty or if you’re facing the threat of immediate adverse action by the IRS.
Can my congressman help me with the IRS?
Instead of going directly to your local TAC with a tax issue, you are now required to call a special toll free number (1-844-545-5640) to reach an IRS representative. They are trained to either help you resolve your issue or can schedule an appointment for you to get the help you need.
Can you contact IRS via email?
The IRS will not initiate email contact with you without your consent. You should not send personal information to us via email unless it is through a secure IRS online application via IRS.gov. We will only send you general information via unsecure email.