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How can you find out whether you owe money to the IRS?

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The IRS Tax Help Line for individual taxpayers, available at 1-800-829-1040, provides information about prior-year tax returns and any account balances due to the IRS. This line is designed for taxpayers who submitted a Form 1040 return.

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How can you find out whether you owe money to the IRS?
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The Tax Help Line can provide information about how much an individual owes the IRS, including the original debt owed, the sum of all penalties and interest charges and the sum of all payments made toward the debt. The service agent can also help callers make a payment toward the debt.

The IRS Business and Specialty Tax Line, available at 1-800-829-4933, helps business filers get information about prior-year tax returns and any outstanding balances due. This hotline is designed for small businesses, corporations, partnerships and other business entities.

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