On Saturday, March 26, the IRS will provide free assistance to taxpayers who need help getting information required to file their tax returns as well as help with account questions, such as a tax balance due or audit issues. In addition, help preparing tax forms will be available for people with incomes of $49,000 or less and on a first-come, first-served basis.
“Taxpayers needing assistance preparing their tax returns should bring all relevant documents with them,” said Sue Hales, IRS Spokeswoman.
Documents needed include:
• Valid driver's license or photo identification (self & spouse, if applicable)
• Social Security cards for all persons listed on the return
• Dates of birth for all persons listed on the return
• All income statements: Forms W-2, 1099, Social Security, Unemployment, or other benefits statements, self-employment records and any documents showing taxes withheld
• Dependent child care information: payee’s name, address and SSN or TIN
• Proof of account at financial institution for direct debit or deposit (e.g. cancelled/ voided check or bank statement)
• Prior year tax return (if available)
• Any other pertinent documents or papers
The IRS is offering assistance on Saturday, March 26 at more than 90 locations nationwide, including Minneapolis. A complete list of Open House locations is available on the IRS Web site at www.IRS.gov.