The IRS is holding its second Open House of 2010 tomorrow, Saturday, June 5.
Approximately 200 IRS offices, at least one in every state, will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time tomorrow. IRS staff will be available during those hours, either on site or by telephone (click on your state for office info), to help taxpayers work through problems and come up with solutions.
If you recently received a notice from the agency, IRS offices tomorrow are where you can find out exactly what that tax-speak mailing means and how you can deal with it.
In addition to notice questions, IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman says folks who have a problem paying their taxes or are experiencing difficulty resolving a tax issue should stop by an open house location or give the agency a call on Saturday.
IRS employees will be around to discuss whether an installment payment agreement is appropriate and, if so, help taxpayers fill out the paperwork. Tax staff also will provide assistance with offers-in-compromise proposals, where you and the IRS agree on a settlement amount that's less than the full amount you owe.
Taxpayers also will be able to get help for more routine tax tasks, such as completing a certain IRS form or schedule.
At previous tax open houses this year, one in March for individual filers and another in May for businesses with tax questions, the IRS says thousands of taxpayers sought agency help and most had their issues resolved the same day.A third open house is planned for the fall. Details on that event will be announced as it nears.
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