IRS Insolvency Info

If you are a person that has filed for bankruptcy, a debtor's attorney, or a U.S. Trustee with questions about an open bankruptcy, you may contact the IRS's Centralized Insolvency Operations Unit, Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., EST.

Internal Revenue Service – Insolvency Group 6
1240 East Ninth Street, Room 493
Cleveland, OH 44199
1-216-415-3522
FAX: 216-522-2066

All telephone inquiries and correspondence:

Philadelphia CIO
1-800-973-0424
FAX 855-235-6787

The following additional information is provided:

  1. IRS bankruptcy guidance for individuals and businesses is available at: https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/declaring-...
  2. Due to Privacy Act restrictions, IRS employees are prohibited from discussing debtor information with an attorney unless they are the attorney of record in an ongoing bankruptcy proceeding or a Power of Attorney is on file with the Internal Revenue Service.
  3. These same Privacy Act restrictions prohibit IRS employees from discussing debtor information with anyone other than the attorney of record (i.e. other persons employed by the attorney.)
  4. Copies of account transcripts can be obtained by contacting the appropriate Insolvency Group specialist with either a faxed or telephonic request.
  5. Copies of publications and blank tax forms for prior years can be obtained online at https://www.irs.gov.