How to Talk to a Human about Sales Tax in Every State

by Jennifer Dunn May 11, 2020


Post updated June 2022

In our Sales Tax for eCommerce Sellers Group on Facebook, an eCommerce seller with a specific question sometimes has no choice but to contact his or her state’s taxing authority. This can be easier said than done. State customer service phone numbers can be hard to find, and then callers can be directed through a maze of options before getting your answer. Further, many states either don’t communicate sales tax info by email, or have very long reply times, which isn’t helpful when you need an answer right now. (If you’d rather email, though, you can find a list of state department of revenue emails here.)

To make your life a little easier when calling your state’s taxing authority, we put together this list. Find the state you need to call below and follow the steps to get to an actual helpful human who can answer your sales tax questions.

Alabama
Phone Number: 334-242-1490 
Press 3 for Sales Tax

Arizona
Phone Number: 602-255-3381
Press 1 for English, 1 for business, then 3 for Representative.

Arkansas
Phone Number: 501-682-7104
A Representative immediately picks up!

California
Phone Number: 800-400-7115
Press 1 for English, 1 for Sales & Use Tax, Choose your question/issue and get to a representative (To repeat options press 8)

Colorado
Phone Number: 303-238-7378
Press 3 for Sales Tax & More

Connecticut
Phone Number: 800-382-9463 
Press 3, then press 6

District of Columbia
Phone Number: 202-727-4829
Stay on the line until you get to main menu, press 1 for English, then press 7

Florida
Phone Number: 850-488-6800
Press 1 for English, then 4 for general information on taxes, then 5 for all other tax information.

Georgia
Phone Number: 877-423-6711
Press 1 for Business, 0 to bypass the menu, then enter your tax ID and wait to be forwarded to a Representative.

Hawaii 
Phone Number: 808-587-4242
Press 0 for a Representative.

Idaho
Phone Number: 800-972-7660
Press 0 for a Representative, or just hold the line.

Illinois 
Phone Number: 800-732-8866
Say agent, say or press 3, enter your tax ID or say “I don’t have it.”

Indiana
Phone Number: 317-232-2240

Stay on the line for English. Press 9 for tax related questions then Press 2 for business tax questions

Iowa
Phone Number: 800-367-3388
Press 4 for Other Tax Questions, then 3 for Sales and Use Tax.

Kansas 
Phone Number: 785-368-8222
Press 5 for Other Tax Representative, then 2 for Sales and Use Tax Representative.

Kentucky
Phone Number: 502-564-5170
Press 1 for Sales and Use Tax.

Louisiana
Phone Number: 855-307-3893
Press 1 for English, 2 for Business Tax, then 4 for Other Business Questions.

Maine 
Phone Number: 207-624-9693
This is a number specific for the Sales Tax Division, so you can listen to all the various options or just press 4 for “All Other Calls.”

Maryland
Phone Number: 800-638-2937
Press 4 for business tax information.

Massachusetts
Phone Number: 617-887-6367
Press 3 for Business Tax, 2 for Sales Tax, then 5 for General Inquiries, then 2 for  All Other Inquiries.

Michigan
Phone Number: 517-335-7508
Press 3 for sales tax.

Minnesota
Phone Number: 651-296-6181
Say or press 6 for Other Sales Tax Options.

Mississippi
Phone Number: 601-923-7015
Press 3 for All Other Sales and Use Tax Questions.

Missouri
Phone Number: 573-751-7200
Press 5 for General Sales Tax, Press 2 for Business.

Nebraska
Phone Number: 402‑471‑5729
Wait for Main Menu, say “Business Tax” or press 2, then say “Other Options” or press 5, enter your Tax ID or hold for a Representative

Nevada
Phone Number: 866-962-3707
Press 8 for All Other Inquiries

New Jersey
Phone Number: 609-292-6400
Press 5 for Sales Tax and Other Business Questions. Be prepared to wait!

New Mexico
Phone Number: 505-827-0832
Listen for the correct option or press 0 for an operator.

New York
Phone Number: 518-485-2889
Press 4 for all other calls.

North Carolina
Phone Number: 877-252-3052
Press 1 for English, Wait for Main Menu, press 6 for All Other Inquiries, then 2 for Sales and Use, then 2 for Further Assistance, then enter your Tax ID or press 3 to bypass this option.

North Dakota
Phone Number: 701-328-1246
A Representative immediately picks up!

Ohio
Phone Number: 888-405-4039
Press 2 for Sales & Use Tax, then 4 for Sales Tax Questions, then either enter your Tax ID, or press 2 to bypass this option.

Oklahoma
Phone Number: 405-521-3160
Press 6 to speak to a Representative.

Pennsylvania
Phone Number: 717-787-1064
Press 3 for sales and use tax, then press 4 for all other sales tax issues, enter your ID.

Puerto Rico
Phone Number: 787-622-0123
[email protected]

Rhode Island
Phone Number: 401-574-8955
Press 2 for Sales & Use Tax.

South Carolina
Phone Number: 803-898-5000
Press 2 for Business Account, then 4 for sales use tax questions, then wait for the pre-recorded message to finish before connecting with a Representative.

South Dakota
Phone Number: 800-829-9188
Press 1 for Sales Tax.

Tennessee
Phone Number: 615-253-0600
Press 2 for Sales Tax, then hold for a representative.

Texas
Phone Number: 800-252-5555
Press *(star) to bypass the Tax ID option, then 0 for an Agent. (Be prepared to wait!)

Utah
Phone Number: 800-662-4335
Press 0, then 4 for General Tax.

Vermont 
Phone Number: 802-828-2551
Hold the line for the first available Agent.

Virginia
Phone Number: 804-367-8037
Press 4 for an Agent, enter your EID if possible, but if not just wait for a Representative

Washington
Phone Number: 360-705-6705
Press 3 for a Tax Specialist, and then 6 for Anything Else.

West Virginia
Phone Number: 800-982-8297
Press 3 for All Other Calls then hold for the next available Agent.

Wisconsin
Phone Number: 608-266-2776
Press 4 for all other questions, then 4 again. Choose the option to enter your Tax ID or press 4 to bypass this option.

Wyoming
Phone Number: 307-777-5200
A Representative immediately picks up!

This information was accurate as of the publish date of this post.