How long have you had tax problems? Today after many years the IRS is ready to provide assistance to solve those problems that seem impossible to solve. As part of a larger effort to help people this year, the Internal Revenue Service announced special Saturday hours at many Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TACs) across the country.
The Saturdays that will be open to the public are February 12, which will have passed by the time you read this article. Then on March 12, April 9, and finally on May 14 from 9:00 A.M. at 4:00 p.m. m. Normally, these centers are not open on Saturdays. Something very important is that appointments are not required.
Opening these support centers for special Saturday hours is designed to provide one more way for people to get the help they need. The IRS encourages people to review the details about these special Saturday hours so they can get the help they need.
People can get help on a walk-in basis at all services; however, the IRS will not be accepting cash payments on these Saturdays. During extra operating hours, individuals can also inquire about reconciling Child Tax Credit advance payments and receiving other assistance.
To arrive being prepared, people should bring the following information:
- Current government issued photo ID;
- Social Security cards for members of your household, including spouses and dependents (if applicable);
- Any IRS letters received and related documents.
During the visit, IRS staff may also request the following information:
- A current mailing address;
- An e-mail address;
- Bank account information, to receive payments or returns by direct deposit.
If someone has questions about tax collections, an IRS audit, or needs help resolving a tax problem, they`ll receive assistance from IRS employees who specialize in these services. If these employees are not available, the person would be referred to other IRS officials who meet certain criteria. IRS staff will schedule appointments for a later date for cases that may be pending.
Help will be available for people who are deaf or hard of hearing who need sign language interpretation services. Foreign language interpreters will also be available.
To see which field offices will be open, visit IRS.gov/saturdayhours.