IRS Reopened but Requests Patience

The IRS re-opened again October 17th and has a lot of work to do to catch up with all the correspondence during their 16-day closure. Due to the increased volume of expected phone calls along with catching up from the closure, the IRS has requested people wait to call if the issue isn’t urgent and use the website and automated applications at Essentially, if you have an urgent issue, grab a hot cup of coffee and pad your time as your are going to be waiting awhile.