IRS holding Saturday open houses on Feb. 26 and March 26 to help taxpayers | Business
MONTGOMERY — The Internal Revenue Service announced that the Montgomery IRS office at 1285 Carmichael Way will be one of nearly 100 IRS offices open on Saturday, Feb. 26, and Saturday, March 26, to help taxpayers from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
In Alabama, the IRS offices in Birmingham and Mobile will also be open those two Saturdays. The locations of all participating offices are listed on IRS.gov.
"Taxpayers who need IRS help but can't get to an IRS office during the work week are encouraged to visit us at one of our Saturday open house locations,” said IRS spokesman Dan Boone.
On Saturday, Feb. 26, and Saturday, March 26, IRS staff will be on site to help taxpayers work through issues. More than 35,000 taxpayers attended similar events last year resolving over 95 percent 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.
In addition to IRS help, community organizations partner with the IRS. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) programs assist people who earned $49,000 or less, and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs assist individuals age 60 and over with their 2010 income tax return preparation and electronic filing. Many of these sites have Saturday hours while others offer assistance at various times during the week. Taxpayers can call 800-906-9887 to locate partner sites in their area.
In addition to the open houses on Saturday, Feb. 26, and Saturday, March 26, the IRS expects to open many of its offices on two additional Saturdays later this year.