IRS Warns of High Volume for Presidents Day

The IRS reminded taxpayers the Presidents Day holiday period typically marks one of the busiest weeks of the tax filing season for its phone lines. There are other alternatives to help taxpayers find answers to commonly asked tax questions.

The Internal Revenue Service has several easy-to-use, online tools on IRS.gov. Taxpayers can check the status of their refund, request a copy of their tax transcript or get an answer to their tax questions around the clock. 

“The entire week of the Presidents Day holiday marks a peak time in the number of calls to the IRS, and we encourage taxpayers to visit IRS.gov as the best place to get quick help and answers to your questions,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.

The service’s online tools allow for checking refunds’ status, requesting copies of tax transcripts or getting answers to tax questions. The IRS Services Guide offers a quick overview of online services and resources for both preparers and taxpayers. IRS information and some tools also are in Spanish.

Source: IR-2015-27