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April 28, 2020

COVID-19 Related Inquiries

The Internal Revenue Service and the Taxpayer Advocate Service is experiencing delays and interruptions in working cases due to widespread IRS operation closures. These closures are also causing a high call volume resulting in delays in response times. We ask for your patience during this time.

For answers to general IRS tax questions go to https://taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov/get-help or irs.gov. For questions about Economic Impact Payments, please go to irs.gov/coronavirus. TAP, unfortunately, is not able to respond to these general inquiries. These are the only and best ways to get answers as the IRS phone lines are not staffed at this time and all the IRS Campuses are closed in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The temporary closure of IRS facilities, in accordance with state and local orders, is playing an important role in stopping community spread COVID-19 among federal employees, families, friends and communities.

If you have an unresolved tax issue that is causing an economic hardship, please contact your local Taxpayer Advocate Service office.

We thank you for your patience and understanding as we are all dealing with these difficult times and working under unprecedented conditions.