Internal Revenue Service (U.S. Taxes)

Information for Overseas Taxpayers in Libya

NOTE: All U.S. citizens or resident aliens must report and pay tax on their WORLDWIDE INCOME, even if they live abroad.

The Embassy does not have an IRS tax office or IRS representative in Libya and cannot give out personalized tax information

The best single source for tax information, forms, instructions and publications is the Internal Revenue Service homepage at The IRS encourages taxpayers to prepare and file their taxes online, but tax forms and instructions can be also completed on-line and printed.

Overseas taxpayers seeking information or assistance directly from the Internal Revenue Service may contact the Regional IRS Office at the American Embassy in Paris, France:

Office Location: Mailing Address:
U.S. Consulate
#2, Rue St. Florentin
75001 Paris
U.S. Embassy
#2, Avenue Gabriel (E-414)
75382 Paris Cedex 08

Telephone No.: [33] 14 312 2555
Facsimile No.: [33] 14 312 4752
Email Address:
Websites: Regional IRS Office in France and

The IRS Office in Paris has developed the several documents to assist taxpayers.

Overseas taxpayers seeking information or assistance from the Internal Revenue Service may also contact the following offices:

The IRS center in Philadelphia services all overseas filers, including military personnel stationed abroad. The office hours are Monday – Friday 6AM-2AM Eastern Standard Time. However, when responding to a specific bill or notice, one should use the contact information provided on the bill or notice. Listed below are some useful telephone and fax numbers:

Customer Service Phone: 1-215-516-2000
Customer Service Fax: 1-215-516-2555
Collections / levy / lien 1-215-516-2004
Collections fax 1-215-516-6931

Please remember that the fax service cannot be used to transmit original tax returns. Faxed correspondence should contain only information that was specifically requested, and a cover sheet containing the following information:

To: name and/or employee number
From: your name, address, phone and fax numbers
Taxpayer ID#: your social security number, EIN, or ITIN
Subject: the reason you are contacting IRS

To email your tax law questions go to, then click on “Site Map,” then click on “Help With Tax Questions.”

For tax account transcripts, tax return transcripts, W-2 information, 1099 information, or verification of nonfiling, use form 4506-T. This form can be faxed to 1-215-516-2931, or mailed to the address in the form instructions

To order forms and publications:

PHONE: 1-800-829-3676 (toll-free in the US)
PHONE: 1-215-516-2000 (NOT toll-free)
TAX FAX: 1-703-368-9694 (call from a telephone connected to a fax)
INTERNET: through our website
BY MAIL: IRS Eastern Area Distribution Center, P.O. Box 85074
Richmond, VA 23261, USA

For help with unresolved tax issues contact the Taxpayer Advocate:

Internal Revenue Service
PO Box 193479
San Juan, PR 00919-34797
Puerto Rico
Phone: 1-787-622-8930
Fax: 1-787-622-8933

Internal Revenue Service
San Patricio Office #200
Tabonuco Street
Guaynabo, PR 00966
Puerto Rico

Taxpayers should mail all returns and payments directly to the IRS center in Philadelphia, using one of the following addresses:

For regular International mail:

Internal Revenue Service
Philadelphia, PA 19255-0215

For courier mail services:

Internal Revenue Service
11601 Roosevelt Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19154