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May 18 is final IRS TAC walk-in Saturday

This is the Internal Revenue Service’s fourth and final Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC) Saturday opening in 2024. IRS reps will be accepting walk-in help requests at 59 TACs in 30 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C.

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The Internal Revenue Service is offering taxpayers in 32 jurisdictions one more chance this year to get help at a Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC) without having to make an appointment. The agency’s final Saturday walk-in is tomorrow, May 18.

At the select TACs — 59 total — across the United States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, you can talk with an IRS representative about a non-filing tax matter. That’s right. You won’t get any help filing that 2023 tax return you got extended until Oct. 15.

But you will be able to get help with a variety of other, non-filing, tax matters.

Tax task help available at TAC: TAC services include getting tax forms, setting up or adjusting a taxpayer account, resolving procedural inquiries, obtaining an Identity Protection PIN (IP PIN), and establishing a tax payment plan.

IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) employees may also be available at some TACs this Saturday to help with some issues within that independent IRS office's purview.

You can find exactly which services are offered at your nearby TAC by checking the IRS' Contact Your Local Office website.

That online search tool tells me that my nearest Austin, Texas, TCA can help with, among other things, basic tax law explanations, departing alien clearances, obtaining an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), and filing Form 911 to request TAS help if representatives aren't at the Saturday event.

TACs open on May 18: OK, you find that you can use some help with a tax problem not related to your annual tax return. Here are the 59 TACs in 30 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico where you can get that assistance, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. local time, by just walking in on Saturday, May 18.

Alabama

417 20th St. North, Room 501, Birmingham, AL 35203

Alaska

949 E. 36th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99508

Arizona

4041 North Central, Phoenix, AZ 85012

California

212 Coffee Road, Suite. 200, Bakersfield, CA 93309

2525 Capitol St., Suite 101, Fresno, CA 93721

300 N. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

1301 Clay St., Oakland, CA 94612

4330 Watt Ave., Sacramento, CA 95821

450 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco 94102

55 S. Market St., Ste. 100, San Jose, CA 95113

4643 Quail Lakes Dr., Stockton, CA 95207

Colorado

1999 Broadway, Denver, CO 80202

District of Columbia

77 K St NE, Washington, DC 20002

Florida

51 S.W. First Ave., Miami, FL 33130

1248 N. University Drive, Plantation/Fort Lauderdale, FL 33322

3848 W. Columbus Dr., Tampa, FL 33607

Georgia

401 W. Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30308

9 Park of Commerce Blvd, Savannah, GA 31405

Illinois

230 S. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60604

Iowa

210 Walnut St., Des Moines, IA 50309

Kansas

555 N. Woodlawn Blvd., Building 4, Wichita, KS 67208

Louisiana

2600 Citiplace Centre, Baton Rouge, LA 70808

1555 Poydras St., New Orleans, LA 70112

Maryland

6010 Executive Blvd., Rockville, MD 20852

Michigan

477 Michigan Ave., 5th Floor, Detroit, MI 48226

Mississippi

619 Washington Ave., Greenville, MS 38701

100 W. Capital St., Jackson, MS 39269

Missouri

30 W. Pershing Road (Union Station), Kansas City, MO 64108

Nebraska

1616 Capitol St., Omaha, NE  68102

Nevada

110 City Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89106

New Jersey

20 Washington Pl., Newark, NJ 07102

51 Haddonfield Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

1719 C Route 10, Parsippany, NJ 07054

New York

57-07 Junction Blvd., Elmhurst, NY 11373

11A Clinton Ave., Albany, NY 05401

290 Broadway, New York, NY 10007

2116 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., New York (Harlem), NY 10027

North Carolina

7751 Brier Creek Parkway, Suite 102, Raleigh, NC 27617

Ohio

1240 E. Ninth St., Cleveland, OH 44199

200 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215

Oregon

1660 Oak St. S. E., Salem, OR 97301

Pennsylvania

600 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19106

Puerto Rico

Los Frailes Industrial Park 475, Calle C, Guaynabo, PR 00968

48 Carr 165, Suite 2000, Guaynabo, PR 00968

349 Avenida Hostos, Suite A-15, Mayagüez, PR 00680

2050 Ponce Bypass, Suite 312, Ponce, PR 00716

Rhode Island

380 Westminster St., Providence, RI 02903

South Dakota

1720 S. Southeastern Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57103

Texas

825 E. Rundberg Lane., Austin, TX 78753

1100 Commerce, Room 121, Dallas, TX 75242

700 E. San Antonio, El Paso, TX 79901

8701 S. Gessner, Houston (Alliance), TX 77074

12941 I-45, Houston, TX 77060

8122 Datapoint Dr., Ste. 210, San Antonio, TX 78229

Utah

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

Washington

2707 Colby Ave., Everett, WA 98201

1301 A St., Room 540A, Tacoma, WA 98402

West Virginia

161 Court St., Charleston, WV 25301

Wyoming

5353 Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, WY 82009


As was the case for February, March, and April Saturday openings, you can check the special IRS online page for the full TAC face-to-face schedule and other information.

Special tax help also available: During each TAC Saturday, professional foreign language interpretations in many languages will be available through an over-the-phone translation service.

IRS staff also will schedule appointments for a later date for deaf or hard of hearing individuals who need sign language interpreter services. If you need the hearing interpreter service, you can make an appointment yourself by calling TTY/TDD (800) 829-4059.

And where taxpayers have issues that cannot be resolved by IRS TAC staff at the special Saturday hours, they'll receive a referral for these services.

Preparing for TAC tax help: While you can walk into a TAC that's open on Saturday without having to make an appointment, you do need to come prepared.

Regardless of your tax question or problem, you need to bring the following information —

  • Current government-issued photo identification,
  • Social Security cards for members of their household, including spouse and dependents (if applicable),
  • Any IRS letters or notices received and related documents, and
  • For identity verification services, two forms of identification and, if filed, a copy of the tax return for the year in question.

During the visit, IRS staff also may ask you for a current mailing address, an email address, and bank account information so that you can receive payments or refunds by direct deposit.

Where to get tax help the rest of the time: If you can’t make it to a TAC tomorrow, or the one nearest you is not open, the IRS encourages taxpayers to visit IRS.gov and take advantage of its online resources and tools that might help them find the answers they need.

The online options includes the IRS’ Interactive Tax Assistant tool. It can help answer some taxpayer questions and in some cases resolve tax matters so that they don't have to make a trip to a TAC for help.

You also can find more on available IRS services in Publication 5136, IRS Services Guide.

If after checking out these help offerings you still want to get face-to-face TAC help, make an appointment by calling toll-free (844) 545-5640.

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