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Millions of taxpayers and buckling down to complete their 2021 tax returns by April 18.

Some, however, might want to also mark April 9 on their calendars. It's the third Saturday in this filing season where certain Internal Revenue Service Taxpayer Assistance Centers will be open.

That day, 40 IRS TACs in 24 states, as well as offices in the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, will be open for in-person guidance.

Normally, TACs are only open by appointment on weekdays. But on Saturday, April 9, taxpayers don't have to make an appointment. TAC staff will welcome walk-in taxpayers who have tax issues between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on March 12.

Third of four planned weekend openings: April 9 is the third such special TAC weekend opening this year. The first one was in February, followed by one in March. A final one is scheduled for May 14.

"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 in announcing the April 9 openings.

"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," said Corbin. "Whatever the case, face-to-face help will be available on this special day without an appointment."

Not for filling out 1040s: But before you head out, note that this coming Saturday's sessions are not to help taxpayers fill out their tax returns.

Rather, IRS agents will help with such matters as reconciling 2021 tax credits, such as the Advance Child Tax Credit and Recovery Rebate Credit that were delivered as economic impact payments last year.

IRS representatives at the Saturday openings also will provide online account assistance; resolve individuals' tax identity theft issues; help taxpayers obtain transcripts and forms; work with them on how to deal with a tax bill; and handle audit issues.

If those are tax areas of concern to you, then check out the table below for the TAC near you that will be open this coming Saturday.

IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers
Open for Walk-Ins on Saturday, April 9, 2022

820 S. University Boulevard
Mobile, AL 36609

500 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226

917 N. Saginaw Street
Flint, MI 48503

4041 North Central
Phoenix, AZ 85012

110 City Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89106

212 Coffee Road, Suite 200
Bakersfield, CA 93309

2525 Capitol Street
Fresno, CA 93721

300 N. Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

1301 Clay Street
Oakland, CA 94612

4330 Watt Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95821

880 Front Street, Suite 1247
San Diego, CA 92101

4643 Quail Lakes Drive
Stockton, CA 95207

New Jersey
20 Washington Place
Newark, NJ 07102

1999 Broadway
Denver, CO 80202

New Mexico
6200 Jefferson Street, N.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87109

150 Court Street
New Haven, CT 06510

New York
2 Metro Tech, 1st Floor
Brooklyn/Kings, NY 11201

57-07 Junction Boulevard
Elmhurst (Rego Park/Corona), NY 11373

District of Columbia
77 K Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20002

North Carolina
Five Resource Square
10715 David Taylor Drive
Charlotte, NC 28262

850 Trafalgar Court
Maitland/Orlando, FL 32751

51 S.W. First Avenue
Miami, FL 33130

7850 S.W. Sixth Court
Plantation/Fort Lauderdale, FL 33324

3848 W. Columbus Drive
Tampa, FL 33607

1660 Oak Street S.E.
Salem, OR 97301

401 W. Peachtree Street, N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30308

600 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

230 S. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60604

Puerto Rico
City View Plaza II Building
48 Carr, 165 km. 1.2
Guaynabo, PR 00968

210 Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

825 E. Rundberg Lane
Austin, TX 78753

1100 Commerce, Room 121
Dallas, TX 75242

8701 S. Gessner
Houston, TX 77074

8122 Datapoint Drive, Suite 210
San Antonio, TX 78229

3007 Knight Street
Shreveport, LA 71105

178 S. Rio Grande Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

6010 Executive Boulevard
Suite 100, Room 103
Rockville, MD 20852

128 Lakeside Avenue
Burlington, VT 05401

JFK Federal Building
15 New Sudbury Street
Boston, MA 02203

915 Second Avenue
Seattle, WA 98174


Arrive prepared: While you don't have to make an appointment for the Saturday TAC sessions, you do have to be prepared.

First, there's the COVID-19 issue. Yes, thanks to virus variants, the IRS continues to follow Centers for Disease Control guidelines for the coronavirus. That means people are required to wear face masks and social distance at these events.

Also, pandemic concerns could affect services and staff, meaning availability may change without notice. So double check before you head out to your TAC on Saturday. You can use the IRS special locator page, Contact Your Local IRS Office. There you'll also find all services provided at specific TACs.

As for your tax issue, the IRS urges individuals heading to the weekend TAC session to bring the following information:

  • Current government-issued photo identification,
  • Social Security cards and/or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) for members of their household, including spouse and dependents (if applicable), and
  • Any IRS letters or notices received and related documents.

During the visit, IRS staff also may ask for your current mailing address, and, if you want to get your tax refund or make tax payments directly (which Uncle Sam highly recommends), your bank account information.

Appointments for issues that can't be resolved: Foreign language interpreters will be available. But if you're deaf or hard of hearing and need a sign language interpreter, that also will require a later meeting. The IRS says it will schedule and arrange for the signing service to be provided.

Also, if there aren't any IRS employees at your TAC's weekend session who specialize in your needed tax service, the IRS says it will provide a referral to someone who can help.

If you're having some tax matters, I hope a TAC near you is open Saturday.

Judging by the number of TACs that will be open on this third Saturday walk-in of 2022, it appears to be a success.

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