Do you have a client who could benefit from an in-person discussion with the IRS?
The IRS has announced that Taxpayer Assistance Centers in Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and select locations in other states will be open this Saturday, April 9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., for face-to-face help.
“We are inviting anyone who wants or needs some assistance to stop by,” said IRS Wage & Investment Division Commissioner and Taxpayer Experience Officer Ken Corbin. “We designed these extra weekend hours to make it easier for taxpayers to resolve an issue, inquire about their account or work with the IRS if they have an obligation they cannot meet. Whatever the case, face-to-face help will be available on this special day without an appointment.”
Taxpayers can ask about reconciling advance Child Tax Credit or third round Economic Impact Payments or inquire about various other services available while at an IRS office. If assistance from IRS employees specializing in these services is not available, the individual will receive a referral for these services. IRS staff will schedule appointments for a later date for deaf or hard of hearing individuals who need sign language interpreter services. Foreign language interpreters will be available.
Taxpayers can also make payments by check or money order at this time. The IRS will not accept cash.
The IRS urges individuals to bring the following information:
- Current government-issued photo identification
- Social Security cards and/or ITINs for members of their household, including spouse and dependents (if applicable)
- Any IRS letters or notices received and related tax and financial documents
During the visit, IRS staff may also request the following information:
- A current mailing address, and
- Bank account information, to receive payments or refunds by Direct Deposit.
Face masks and social distancing are required.