IRS offices open to handle tax issues

LONG BEACH - The IRS will host an open house Sept. 25 to help Southern California taxpayers - especially veterans and people with disabilities - solve tax problems and respond to IRS notices.One-hundred IRS offices will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time. The closest IRS location to Downey is in Long Beach, at 501 W. Ocean Blvd. Anyone with a tax question or who has received a notice can speak with an IRS employee to receive an answer or explanation. Taxpayers who cannot pay a balance due can find out if an installment plan is appropriate and how to fill out the paperwork. "Taxpayers have tremendous success solving their tax issues at our open houses," said IRS commissioner Doug Shulman. "I want to encourage veterans and people with disabilities to come in on Sept. 25."

********** Published: September 16, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 22