1997 Tax Help Archives  

IRS Tax Fax Services

This is archived information that pertains only to the 1997 Tax Year. If you
are looking for information for the current tax year, go to the Tax Prep Help Area.

It's a slow night in the big city. Joe Friday leans against the copier, his hands pressed deep into the pockets of his well worn trench coat. "Just the FAX, Ma'am", his whisper barely audible over the modem squealing in the corner. "Just the FAX; and the 144 forms, instructions, and publications; information on 147 Tax Topics; and several newsletters available from the IRS Fax on Demand service; and ..." His voice trails off as he anticipates his lightning fast tax refund.

From a fax machine call: 703-368-9694.

Check the Fax Forms index for the most frequently requested IRS tax forms, or the Tax Topics index for tax assistance. These items are generally available for fax transmission at all times. To use this service:

  • Dial the fax number from your fax machine
  • Follow the voice prompts; select up to three items from the index
  • Switch to a fax session

To be acceptable for filing, forms must be on plain paper, not thermal paper (photocopy if necessary).

Do You Have a Fax Modem?

If you have a fax modem and fax software you can access IRS TaxFax through your personal computer:

  • You need a touch-tone telephone connected to the same modem line. The touch-tone phone is necessary so you can call the fax number and respond to the voice prompts.
  • Start the fax software on your personal computer.
  • Dial the fax number above from the touch-tone phone.
  • Follow the voice prompts; select up to three items from the index by pressing the keys of the touch-tone telephone to enter the catalog numbers.
  • Begin your fax program's manual "receive" or "begin fax" mode when you are instructed to press the start or receive button of the fax machine.
  • The requested items will be sent to your computer and you can print them from your fax software.

Forms and publications are also available by phone (1-800-TAX-FORM), at local IRS offices, many Post Offices and libraries, and by computer:

For help with transmission problems (Monday-Friday from 7:30am-5pm EST) call the FedWorld Help Desk at 703-487-4608 .

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