It is now possible to contact the IRS using an online account (instead of having to contact them by phone) to find out the status of a payment or to request tax transcripts.
Creating an online account with the IRS is beneficial as it enables taxpayers to:
Visit this link to Create or View Your Account
While creating an account should take no more than fifteen minutes, you will need a mobile phone ready to obtain a confirmation code via text message along with the following information on hand:
Basic Information Required to Create Account (as found on most recent Tax Return)
Financial Information to Verify Identity (One of the Following)