Tax help can be obtained by calling the Internal Revenue Service, visiting a local IRS office or visiting the IRS website, the IRS says. The toll-free phone number to call for help is 1-800-829-1040.
Contacting the IRS directly is the best way for people to get their tax questions answered by trained IRS employees, the IRS notes. Users may experience a short wait when calling, and hours are limited at local IRS offices.
The IRS also sponsors local community Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly. Call 1-800-906-9887 to located the nearest assistance and counseling centers, the IRS advises.