Some NC IRS Offices to be Open Saturday June 5
From IR-2010-071: The IRS offices listed below will be open June 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. IRS staff will be available on site or by telephone to help taxpayers work through their problems –– especially recently received tax notices –– and walk out with solutions.
“We’ve helped thousands of taxpayers resolve their problems the same day at these open houses,” IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman said. “If you have a question regarding a notice, a problem with your taxes or difficulty resolving a tough tax issue, we encourage you to come in and work with us.”
IRS locations will be equipped to handle issues involving notices and payments, return preparation, audits and a variety of other issues. At a previous IRS open house on May 15, close to 7,000 taxpayers sought and received assistance. About 97 percent of the taxpayers who came in for help had their issues resolved the same day.
At the June 5 open house, someone who has received a notice seeking additional information can speak with an IRS employee to get a clear explanation of what is necessary to satisfy the request. 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 — an agreement between a taxpayer and the IRS that settles the taxpayer’s debt for less than the full amount owed — 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.
North Carolina Offices Open:
Charlotte: Five Resource Square, Suite 1-300
10715 David Taylor Drive
Charlotte, NC 28262
Greensboro: 320 Federal Place
Greensboro, NC 27401
Hickory: 115 Fifth Ave. NW
Hickory, NC 28601
Raleigh: 4405 Bland Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27609
Wilmington: 3340 Jaeckle Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403
While I think it’s great that the IRS is having these open houses to try to help taxpayers, keep in mind that the IRS’s primary goal is to collect every tax dollar it can. The IRS is not your friend. If you owe more than $10,000, you are probably best served by hiring a tax attorney, CPA or enrolled agent to assist you.