Local IRS office to be open Saturday

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LEWISTON — The local IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center will be open in Lewiston from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 27, to give taxpayers more opportunity to work directly with IRS employees to resolve issues they may be facing for the first time this year. The office is at 217 Main St.

During the expanded Saturday hours, taxpayers will be able to address economic hardship issues, make payment arrangements or get help claiming any of the special tax breaks in last year’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, including the home buyer tax credit, American Opportunity Credit, Making Work Pay credit and Expanded Earned Income Tax Credit.

Other help is available through community organizations that partner with the IRS. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance programs assist people who earned $49,000 or less and Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs assist individuals 60 and over with their 2009 income tax return preparation and electronic filing. Many of those programs have sites offering Saturday hours, while others offer assistance at various times during the week. To locate the sites in this area, call 1-800-906-9887.

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