IRS to offer Taxpayer Assistance Centers on Saturday

( The Internal Revenue Service set up walk-in hours at dozens of Taxpayer Assistance Centers all over the United States on Saturday with a view to helping people get their tax problems solved and finally get over their gigantic backlog that has plagued the agency since before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Taxpayer Assistance Centers usually don’t stay open on the weekends, but in February the IRS announced that some locations would start providing availabilities on Saturdays to help ease the backlog. Taxpayers in some parts of America can expect availability on the second Saturday of April and May, too.

IRS Wage and Investment Division Commissioner Ken Corbin issued a statement explaining that opening the centers on select Wednesday would give people the help they need when they need it.

“We know that many taxpayers work during the week or have other obligations that make it difficult to get away to take care of their taxes during our routine business hours,” he added, insisting that the IRS is doing its best to help people on the weekends.

Over 30 offices were opened on March 12 between 9am and 4pm, and you can find a full list of locations that will also be open on the second Saturdays of April and May here.

If you were looking to speak to the IRS without waiting hours in line on the phone, then this might just be your shot. Remember to bring a government-issued photo ID, your social security cards, and other related documents.