Request an expedited refund by calling the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 (TTY/TDD 1-800-829-4059).
- Explain your hardship situation; and
- Request a manual refund expedited to you.
The IRS will likely request documentation of your financial hardship such as copies of shutoff notices, eviction or foreclosure notices, etc., as well as other supporting information like a copy of your tax return with the refund claim. Respond promptly to the IRS’s request.
If you owe federal taxes, discuss payment options such as installment agreement or offer in compromise with the IRS. You can find more information on the Get Help pages for these topics.