IRS Announces Special Saturday Openings at Taxpayer Assistance Centers Nationwide

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced special Saturday openings at select Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TACs) across the United States. These extended hours are a part of a broader effort by the IRS to make its services more accessible and convenient for the public.

From February to May, dozens of centers in states including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with no appointments required. The special Saturday openings will take place on Feb. 24, March 16, April 13, and May 18.

Currently, more than 50 locations plan to be open on Feb. 24, and over 70 offices are scheduled for the March 16 event. With this initiative, the IRS aims to provide taxpayers with additional opportunities to receive in-person assistance from IRS employees.

Ordinarily, these centers are only open Monday through Friday, with appointments typically needed. However, during these Saturday hours, people can walk-in for all services routinely offered at an office, except for making cash payments. For those who prefer to schedule an appointment during regular hours, they can call 844-545-5640.

“Funding from the Inflation Reduction Act has enabled us to expand our services, tools, and resources for hard-working taxpayers, including these special Saturday openings,” said IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel. “We are laser-focused on delivering the best service possible for taxpayers.”

However, before traveling to an office, the IRS encourages everyone to first check IRS.gov for information about these special openings. They may even find an online resource, such as the Interactive Tax Assistant tool, to answer their question or resolve their tax concern, thereby avoiding the need to travel to an office.

For those who require professional foreign language interpretation, many languages will be available through an over-the-phone translation service. For deaf or hard of hearing individuals who need sign language interpreter services, IRS staff will schedule appointments for a later date. Alternatively, these individuals can call TTY/TDD 800-829-4059 to make an appointment.

When visiting these offices, individuals should come prepared with the following documents: current government-issued photo identification, Social Security numbers or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) for themselves and all members of their household, any IRS letters or notices received and related documents. For identity verification services, taxpayers will need two forms of identification and, if filed, a copy of the tax return for the year in question.

During the visit, IRS staff may also request a current mailing address and proof of bank account information included on a tax return to receive payments or refunds by direct deposit.

Apart from these special Saturday hours, the IRS has extended office hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays until April 16 in many TACs around the country. This is another option for taxpayers to get face-to-face help outside of a TAC’s normal operating hours.

This initiative by the IRS aims to make it easier for taxpayers to get the assistance they need during this busy tax season. With extended hours and special Saturday openings, individuals can have peace of mind knowing they have options when it comes to seeking help with their taxes.

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