Having trouble figuring out your taxes? IRS offices across the country will be opening their doors for two weekend days between now and tax day to help taxpayers solve their tax problems.
The government will open more than 100 of its offices on both Feb. 23 and March 26 in an effort to aid tax payers that may not be able to make it out during the work week.
“We are opening our doors on these Saturdays to help taxpayers who may not have a chance to seek assistance during the work week,” said IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman in a Wednesday statement. “If taxpayers need help preparing their tax returns or have an account question, we encourage them to visit one of our open houses.”
During those days, IRS personnel will be available to provide services like tax preparation, and assist with account questions and help with a variety of tax-related questions, while 10 locations will offer free seminars that will provide information on new tax laws affecting tax returns and detail other services provided by the IRS.
More than 35,000 taxpayers across the country attended similar events last year, which resolved 95% of their tax issues, according to the IRS. In addition to the program, the IRS also partners with community organizations that like the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance programs that assists people that earn less than $49,000 or less, and Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs that assists individuals age 60 or over with their 2010 income tax return preparation and electronic filing.
To find an IRS office near providing these services click here to check out the government agency’s website. Offices participating in the open houses will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.