The events are booked for two taxpayer assistance centers in Massachusetts, including one in Boston, and they will take place Saturday May 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the IRS said. The Boston event is set for the JFK Building at 15 New Sudbury St.
“Our goal is to resolve issues on the spot so small businesses and individuals can put any issues they have with the IRS behind them,” IRS commissioner Doug Shulman said in a statement. “If you have a problem filing or paying your taxes or resolving a tough tax issue, we encourage you to come in and work with us.”
At a previous open-house series in March, roughly two-thirds of taxpayers requested and received assistance with payments and notices. Taxpayers who are unable to pay a tax balances they owe are encouraged to discuss with an IRS professional whether an installment agreement is appropriate. If such an agreement is appropriate, the paperwork can be filled out on the spot, the IRS said.
During the hours of the open house events, IRS staffers will not only be available at designated sites, but they can also help taxpayers by telephone, the IRS said.