Nothing like calling the IRS to find out your balance and being on hold forever. I have heard horror stories where people were on hold for hours. Yes, plural. Why I was excited to share with you the following:
The IRS has just announced a new system to determine how much you owe without calling them.
Here is the link: https://www.irs.gov/payments/finding-out-how-much-you-owe
Here is what you need to use this:
To register for this service, you need:
- Your Social Security Number, date of birth, filing status and mailing address from latest tax return
- Access to your email account
- Your personal account number from a credit card, mortgage, home equity loan, home equity line of credit or car loan (yes, they have access to this information – a bit scary)
- A mobile phone with your name on the account
Yes, this only applies to a few of you – but no more being on hold for hours.