Monday, May 3, 2010

Saturday May 15, IRS open house for small businesses and individuals with tax problems

Saturday May 15, The IRS is having a nationwide open house to help small businesses and individuals solve tax problems. The IRS will open approximately 200 IRS offices, at least one in every state, Saturday May 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time. According to IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman, “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. 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.”

According to the IRS,
. . . a taxpayer who cannot pay a tax balance due can discuss with an IRS professional whether an installment agreement is appropriate and, if so, fill out the paperwork then and there. Assistance with offers-in-compromise will also be available. Likewise, a taxpayer struggling to complete a certain IRS form or schedule can work directly with IRS staff to get the job done.

At the March 27 Open House, 88 percent of the taxpayers who came in for help had their issues resolved the same day.
To find the locations in your state, click here.