The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that nearly 100 IRS offices will be open on Saturday, February 26, and Saturday, March 26, to help taxpayers.
“We are opening our doors on these Saturdays to help taxpayers who may not have a chance to seek assistance during the work week,” said IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman. “If taxpayers need help preparing their tax returns or have an account question, we encourage them to visit one of our open houses.”
On those two days participating IRS offices will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time. IRS staff will be on site to help taxpayers work through issues. The IRS notes that more than 35,000 taxpayers attended similar events last year resolving over 95% of their issues.
During the open-house hours, IRS personnel will be available to provide services such as tax return preparation, assist with account questions and help with a variety of other issues. IRS offices in 10 locations will also offer free seminars designed to provide information on new tax laws affecting federal tax returns and detail other services provided by the IRS.
In addition to those two open houses, the IRS says it expects to open many of its offices on two additional Saturdays later this year.
The location of participating offices is available at http://www.irs.gov/localcontacts/article/0,,id=220631,00.html