IRS Offers Open House For Taxpayers
On July 16, taxpayers who need liens withdrawn or have questions for the Internal Revenue Service but can’t visit a walk-in office during regular weekday hours will have an opportunity to do so with the agency’s open house. Seventy-four tax assistance centers will be open in 34 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C.
More than 1 million taxpayers had tax liens filed against them in 2010, which was a 60 percent increase from 2007, AOL’s Daily Finance reports. The IRS recently began allowing the withdrawal of a lien when a taxpayer enters into a direct debit installment agreement.
Taxpayers also will be able to make account payments; inquire about letters, notices or levies on wages or bank accounts; request copies of tax returns or transcripts; and get answers on tax law questions.
“Sometimes taxpayers need one-on-one assistance with their tax issues,” IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman said. “Our goal at these open houses is to provide that and help taxpayers move their issues toward resolution.”
The last open house the IRS held helped more than 16,000 taxpayers, the agency said. Additional details can be found on the IRS website.