Friday, March 25, 2011

Conn. IRS tax assistance centers offer Saturday hours

Taxpayers having difficulty visiting an Internal Revenue Service Taxpayer Assistance Center during weekday business hours can visit an IRS office on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in New Haven at 150 Court St. or Hartford at 135 High St.

This will be the IRS' final Saturday Open House during the income tax filing season to provide free assistance to taxpayers who need help filing their tax returns. Help with account questions, such as collection or examination issues, is also available during the Open House.

“We are opening our doors on Saturday, March 26, to help taxpayers who may not have a chance to seek assistance during the work week,” said IRS spokesperson Gregg Semanick. “If taxpayers need help preparing their tax returns or have an account question, we encourage them to visit one of our open houses.”

The IRS offers assistance at 97 locations around the country. A complete list of places is available online at

In addition to IRS help, community organizations partner with the IRS.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) programs assist people who earned $49,000 or less, and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs assist individuals age 60 and over with their 2010 income tax return preparation and electronic filing. Many of these sites have Saturday hours, while others offer assistance at various times during the week. Taxpayers can call 800-906-9887 to find local partners.


  1. I hope the surly front desk person is not there. I have been in there twice in the last six months and both times, he acted like he couldn't care less to be there; rolling his eyes and sighing when dealing with a confused taxpayer, unconcerned that people are standing in line and unwilling to move faster han a snail's pace. Pathetic.

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