Wisconsin Toll Free Lines Flooded

The toll free telephone hotline for Wisconsinites to get in touch with their legislators is temporarily disconnected. It’s been shut down since Friday, due to the crush of calls from people weighing in on the proposed public union cutbacks. Toll free lines are commonplace in local and state governments. Constituents can call government officials and agencies for help with inquiries and resources. In Wisconsin this week, the lines have been overwhelmed as residents flood the capital with concerns about major budget changes.



BP CLaims Through Toll Free Lines

Any businessperson who has lost revenue due to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is entitled to call BP toll free to submit a claim for reimbursement. BP said it has a 1,000-member team working to receive and process claims. It  is accepting calls through a toll free telephone number at 800-440-0858

Gulf Oil Spill Prompts More Toll Free Assistance

The continuation of the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has promoted new toll free telephone numbers for information and assistance. The latest: Florida has set up a toll free telephone line to provide residents and visitors with information about the spill. Gov. Charlie Crist has announced activation of the line – 1-888-337-3569. Operators will answer questions about the state’s response activities, volunteer opportunities and health, safety and protective tips. The line is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days per week.

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/05/13/1627465/florida-sets-up-oil-spill-information.html#ixzz0nqq98J1r

Where Is My Refund? Toll Free Line

If you are concerned about your federal tax refund is right now, you can call toll free for information. The IRS “Where’s My Refund?” Web page that allows taxpayers to track their government checks isn’t working, so inquiries are being routed to the agency’s toll-free phone line at 1-800-829-1954. The IRS says refund information typically is available 72 hours after the agency acknowledges it received a return filed online, and three-four weeks after a return is mailed. Amended tax returns may take two-three months to process. Anyone who filed an amended return more than two months ago may inquire of its status by calling 1-800-829-1040. Filers outside the United States may call 215-516-2000.