Toll Free Numbers in Tax Season

Tax season is in full swing and even though we have a couple of extra days this year to file our returns, time is short. The federal government and tax assistance businesses nationwide are using toll free phone numbers to help citizens prepare and file their tax returns. Just two weeks left!

New Toll Free Numbers Every Day

New toll free telephone numbers are popping up every day–this week new numbers have been advertised to help California’s elderly, to turn in gold, (at its highest value in years) and for small businesses nationwide. Subscribers are recognizing that the new 855 toll free numbers are a valuable commodity because there are so many combinations. These new 855 series numbers can easily  be matched with a domain name or a company slogan.

855 Numbers Showing Up All Over

The 855 toll free telephone numbers are popping up all over in ads, on television and in public service notices. Only six months after their release, they are in full swing. Before long, there should be some movement on releasing the 844 numbers. We will keep you posted.

855 Numbers Going Fast; But Supplies Still Ample

We have been receiving inquiries about the remaining availability of the 855 toll free area code numbers. We can assure you all that there are ample supplies left, however they are being taken very quickly. So, if you would like a new 855 number, act fast. It could be a year or more before the new 844 numbers are released. Get the 855s now while there are a variety of options.

More on Spring Break Toll Free

Spring break is in full swing and, as we predicted last week, we are getting reports that 1-800 toll free travel phone numbers are being used more frequently than ever before–and this includes the new 855 toll free telephone numbers related to travel. The travel industry has scooped up many of the new 855 area code numbers to connect travelers to hotel and transportation services.

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Federal Toll-Free Telephone Numbers Commonly Requested at the National Contact Center

Federal Toll-Free Telephone Numbers Commonly Requested at the National Contact Center

Agency Toll-free Hotline Description Toll-free #
Agriculture, Department of
Food Safety and Inspection Service Meat and Poultry Hotline (800) 674-6854
TTY (800) 256-7072

Bureau of Public Debt
Savings Bonds Contact Page (800) 722-2678

Commerce, Department of
International Trade Administration Trade Information Center (800) USA-TRAD(E) (800) 872-8723
National Technical Information Service NTIS Sales Desk (800) 553-6847
Patent and Trademark Office Customer Support Centers (800) 786-9199

Consumer Product Safety Commission
Hotline (800) 638-2772
TTY (301) 595-7054

Corporation for National and Community Service
AmeriCorps Recruiting (800) 942-2677
TTY (800) 833-3722

Defense, Department of
Defense Finance and Accounting Service
Army, Navy, Air Force, Naval Reserve and Marine Corps Active Duty/Reserve Pay 888-DFAS411
(888-332-7411)
Army/Navy/Air Force/Marine Corp Retiree/Annuitant Pay (800) 321-1080
Debt Management Customer Service (800) 962-0648
Defense Logistics Agency/Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service Public Affairs (888) 352-9333
US Air Force Nationwide Recruiting (800) 423-8723
US Army Nationwide Recruiting (800) 872-2769
US Marine Corps Nationwide Recruiting (800) 627-4637
U.S. Navy Nationwide Recruiting (800) 872-6289

Education, Department of
Debt Collection Service (800) 621-3115
Information Resources Center (800) USA-LEAR(N)
(800) 872-5327
se habla español 

TTY (825-9923)

Office for Civil Rights (800) 421-3481
TTY (877) 521-2172
Publications (877) 4ED-PUBS
(877) 433-7827
se habla español
TTY (877) 576-7734
Financial Aid Information Defaulted Loans (800) 621-3115
se habla español
TTY (877) 825-9923
Federal Student Aid Information Center (800) 4FED-AID
(800) 433-3243
TTY (800) 730-8913
Loan Consolidation (800) 557-7392
se habla español
TTY (800) 557-7395
Fraud, Waste & Abuse Hotline (800) MIS-USED
(800) 647-8733
Safe and Drug-Free Schools (800) 624-0100
Research & Statistics (800) 424-1616

Environmental Protection Agency
Publications Clearinghouse (800) 490-9198
Ozone Protection Hotline (800) 296-1996

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
General Assistance (800) 669-4000
TTY (800) 669-6820
Publications (800) 669-3362
TTY (800) 669-3302
ADA Information Line (800) 514-0301
TTY (800) 514-0383

Federal Communications Commission
Information (888) CALL-FCC
(888) 225-5322
TTY (888) TELL-FCC
(888) 835-5322

Federal Election Commission
Public Records/Disclosure Office (800) 424-9530

Federal Emergency Management Agency
Fraud Hotline (800) 323-8603
Map Service Center (877)336-2627
National Flood Insurance Program (800) 427-4661
TDD (800) 427-5593
Apply for Assistance (800) 621-FEMA (3362)
TTY (800) 462-7585
Regional Contacts
Publication Warehouse (800) 480-2520

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac)
General Information (800) 373-3343

Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae)
Public Information (800) 732-6643

Federal Trade Commission
Consumer Help line (877) FTC-HELP
(877) 382-4357
Consumer Fraud Complaints (877) FTC-HELP
(877) 382-4357
“Do Not Call” Registry (888) 382-1222
Identity Theft Hotline (877) ID-THEFT
(877) 438-4338

General Services Administration
Federal Citizen Information Center
National Contact Center Questions about U.S. Government (800) FED INFO
(800) 333-4636
(8 am-8 pm ET,
M-F)
Consumer Information Consumer Publication Orders (888) 8PUEBLO
(888) 878-3256

Government Printing Office
Federal Digital System (FDsys) (866) 512-1800

Health and Human Services, Department of
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Publications (800) CDC-INFO (800) 232-4636 TTY: (888) 232-6348
Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) (800) CDC-INFO (800) 232-4636 TTY: (888) 232-6348
Inspector General (800) HHS-TIPS
(800) 447-8477
TTY:
1-800-377-4950
Center for Disease Control Prevention The National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention (800) CDC-INFO
(800) 232-4636
TTY (888) 232-6348
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention Workplace Resource Center (800) 967-5752
(800) 843-4971
National Immunization Program Hotline (800) 232-4636
TTY (888) 232-6348
Spanish (800) 232-0233
Food and Drug Administration Consumer Inquiries/Information Line (888) INFO-FDA
(888) 463-6332
Food Safety Hotline (888) SAFEFOOD
(888) 723-3366
TTY (800) 877-8339
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Medicare Hotline (800) MEDICARE
(800) 633-4227
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health Publications (800) 356-4674

Homeland Security, Department of
Citizenship and Immigration Services
Forms Request Line (800) 870-3676
General Information (800) 375-5283
TTY (800) 767-1833
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Report Suspicious Activity (866) DHS-2ICE
(866) 347-2423
Housing and Urban Development, Department of
Housing Counseling Clearinghouse (800) 569-4287
TTY (800) 358-6216
FHA Resource Center 1-800-CALLFHA
(1-800-225-5342)
HUD Support Service Center (800) 697-6967
HUD/FHA Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (800) 669-9777
TTY (800) 927-9275
Fair Housing Regional Offices (800) 767-7468
Nationwide Title I Loan Information Hotline (800) 733-4663
Office of Housing and Urban Development Hotline (800) FED-INFO (800) 333-4636)

Interior, Department of the
National Park Service Reservation Hotline (800) 365-CAMP
(800) 365-2267
TTY (888) 530-9796
US Fish and Wildlife Service Wildlife Refuges Information (800) 344-WILD
(800) 344-9453
US Geological Survey Earth Science Information Center (888) ASK-USGS
(888) 275-8747

Justice, Department of
Antitrust Division Report Suspected Antitrust Violations (888) 647-3258
Americans with Disabilities Act Information (800) 514-0301
TTY (800) 514-0383
Inspector General (800) 869-4499
Bureau of Justice Statistics Clearinghouse Clearinghouse Hotline (800) 732-3277
Bureau of Prisons Nationwide Recruiting Information (800) 347-7744
Drug Enforcement Administration Narcotics License Registration Section (800) 882-9539
Report Suspected Antitrust Violations (888) 647-3258
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Clearinghouse hotline (800) 851-3420
Office of Special Counsel Employers Immigration Hiring Discrimination Hotline (800) 255-8155
TTY (800) 362-2735
US Marshals Service Fugitive Tip Hotline (800) 336-0102

Labor, Department of
Employment and Training Administration General Information
(877) US2-JOBS
Occupational Safety and Health Administration Emergency and Accident Reporting (800) 321-OSHA
(800) 321-6742
TTY (877) 889-5627
General Information (866) 4-USA-DOL
(866) 487-2365

National Labor Relations Board
General Information (866) 667-NLRB
(866) 667-6572
TTY (866) 315-NLRB (6572)
Office of Personnel Management
Federal Employees Group Life Insurance General Information (800) 767-6738
Federal Employees Retirement Service General Information (888) 767-6738
TTY (800) 878-5707

Peace Corps
Nationwide Recruiting (800) 424-8580

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Customer Service Center (800) 400-7242 

TTY (800) 400-7242 and ask to be connected to (800) 400-7242.

Railroad Retirement Board
Help Line (877) 772-5772

Securities and Exchange Commission
Publications (800) SEC-0330
(800) 732-0330

Selective Service System
National Headquarters (888) 655-1825

Small Business Administration
Small Business Answer Desk (800) UASK-SBA
(800) 827-5722

Social Security Administration
Social Security Office Locator (800) 772-1213
TTY (800) 325-0778
Inspector General (800) 269-0271

Department of State
National Passport Information Center (877) 487-2778 TDD/TTY: 1-888-874-7793
Office of Overseas Citizens Services (888) 407-4747

Transportation, Department of
Federal Aviation Administration Safety Hotline
Consumer Hotline
(800) 255-1111
(800) FAA-SURE
(800) 322-7873
National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration Auto Safety Hotline (888) DASH-2-DOT
(888) 327-4236
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Motor Carrier Safety Hotline (888) DOT-SAFT
(888) 368-7238
US Coast Guard Nationwide Recruiting (800) GET-USCG
(800) 438-8724

Treasury, Department of
Bureau of Public Debt Contact Page (800) 722-2678
Internal Revenue Service Federal Tax Information (800) 829-1040
TTY (800) 829-4059
Forms and Booklets (800) 829-3676
Teletax Refund Information (800) 829-4477
Criminal Investigations (800) 829-0433
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Customer Assistance Unit/Complaint Hotline (800) 613-6743
Office of Thrift Supervision Public Affairs (800) 842-6929
US Mint American Eagle Marketing Division – Referral Line (800) 872-4653
Customer Service (800) 872-6468
TTY (888) 321-6468

United States Postal Service
Ask USPS (800) 275-8777
Jobs at USPS Headquarters (800) 562-8777

U.S. Election Assistance Commission
(866) 747-1471

Veteran Affairs, Department of
Customer Service (800) 827-1000
TTY (800) 829-4833
National Life Insurance Program Hotline (800) 669-8477

Reviewed:

October 4, 2010