May 03, 2010

IRS Open House for Small Business Tax Help

On Saturday, May 15th, the IRS will host a nationwide Open House for small businesses who need help with tax problems or tax forms. There will be 200 IRS offices, at least one in every state, open to the public from 9 am to 2 pm local time. IRS staff will be there in person or by telephone to help with small business tax problems, including notices and payments, return preparation, audits, and a variety of other issues. So, for example, if your business owes taxes you can't pay, you could discuss your options--such as an installment agreement or offer in compromise--with an IRS professional. Depending on what you decide, you could get help completing the paperwork and leave with your problem resolved. Or, if you're having trouble completing an IRS form or schedule, you can work directly with IRS staff to get the job done. At a previous IRS Open House this spring, 88 percent of the taxpayers who went for help had their issues resolved the same day. Here is the link for the Open House locations. Two more are planned for Saturday, June 5th and Saturday, June 26th.