Similar to prior out-reach initiatives to provide assistance to taxpayers, the IRS will be hosting a nationwide open house on Saturday, September 25 to help taxpayers resolve their outstanding tax issues. The open house is available to all taxpayers however; the IRS will have additional resources available for veterans and those with disabilities. The IRS has partnered with the National Disability Institute (NDI), Vets First, Department of Veterans Affairs, National Council on Independent Living and the American Legion to help provide additional assistance for veterans and disabled persons.
The IRS offers the following information about the open houses:
- IRS staff will be available on site or by telephone to help taxpayers work through issues and leave with solutions.
- One hundred offices, at least one in every state, will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time.
- In many locations, the IRS will partner with organizations that serve veterans and the disabled to offer additional help and information to people in these communities.
- IRS locations will be equipped to handle issues involving notices and payments, return preparation, audits and a variety of other issues.
- Taxpayers requiring special services, such as interpretation for the deaf or hard of hearing, should check local listings and call the local IRS Office/Taxpayer Assistance Center ahead of time to schedule an appointment.
- A complete list of IRS offices open on Saturday, Sept. 25 is available at http://www.irs.gov/localcontacts/article/0,,id=220631,00.html.
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