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This site was created to answer general tax questions. This is NOT the site for highly complex tax issues or questions regarding your specific tax account. If you need help with an account issue (i.e., any question that requires a name and social security number), feel free to contact our office by phone. The toll-free number for individuals is 800-829-1040 and for businesses is 800-829-4933.

Check Here First

Answers to many of your questions may be found on this site. Next time you need help, give our Interactive Tax AssistantIRS Tax Map, FAQs and Tax Topics a try. We’re confident you’ll get the answer you need. You can also click the “Tools” bar on the landing page to find more helpful resources. If you still need help, we can answer your tax question via email if you like, however:

  1. For privacy and security reasons, we DO NOT handle tax account or refund questions. That is, any question where you need to give us your (or another person's) name, social security number or address.
  2. It is beyond the scope of this assistance to provide legal opinions, private letter rulings, determinations of taxability, or answers to highly complex questions.
  3. If you have received a letter, notice or bill, please call the number shown on the correspondence. If you need forms and publications, see Tax Topic 155. For new tax law information, see What's Hot.
  4. If you wish to report information about an individual or company you suspect is not complying with the tax law, complete Form 3949-A (PDF), Information Referral, and mail it or a letter with similar information to Internal Revenue Service, Fresno, CA 93888.

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Note: The answer we provide will be based on our understanding of the facts you present in your question. Omission of facts will affect the answer given. To answer you accurately, economically and quickly, we may give you a "pre-prepared" response, if available. Therefore, you may receive more explanation to your question than requested. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 09-Feb-2015