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In-Person IRS Help Available Without Appointment Saturday, April 9

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In a news release, the IRS announced that many of its Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TACs) will be open to help taxpayers between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, 2022. Taxpayers don’t need an appointment to receive this help.

According to the release, taxpayers can use this time to ask IRS personnel about their account issues, including reconciling advance child tax credit or 2021 economic impact payments, or resolving a tax liability. Taxpayers who want to make tax payments should come with a check or money order. The IRS won’t accept cash during this event.

“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 Ken Corbin, IRS Wage & Investment Division commissioner and taxpayer experience officer. “Whatever the case, face-to-face help will be available on this special day without an appointment.”

Note. Tax return preparation won’t be available on Saturday, April 9. Eligible taxpayers who need assistance with tax preparation can get help at a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Center (VITA) or Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) site. The income limit for VITA assistance is $58,000. To find the closest free tax return preparation help, use the VITA Locator Tool or call (800) 906-9887. To find a TCE AARP Tax-Aide site, use the AARP Site Locator Tool or call 1 (888) 227-7669.

If the taxpayer needs specialized services that aren’t available on April 9, the IRS will schedule an appointment for the taxpayer.

Taxpayers should come prepared.

Taxpayers should come prepared to discuss their tax problem. Taxpayers should bring the following:

  • Current government-issued photo identification
  • Social Security cards and/or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers for members of their household, including spouse and dependents (if applicable)
  • Any IRS letters or notices received and related tax and financial documents
  • A current mailing address, and
  • Bank account information, to receive payments or refunds by direct deposit.

Note. The IRS follows Centers for Disease Control social distancing guidelines for COVID-19, and availability of a TAC may change without notice. It’s mandatory for people to wear face masks and social-distance at these events when required by CDC guidance, such as in high-transmission counties.

Check the IRS Face-to-Face Saturday Help webpage to see which TACs will be open on Saturday, April 9, 2022.

 

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