The Internal Revenue Service is offering free tax preparation services and free tax advice at ten locations across Iowa today. I.R.S. spokesman Christopher Miller says federal tax deadline day is just under a month away.
"The I.R.S. is reaching out to taxpayers in a special way this weekend with an event we call Super Saturday," Miller says. "It’s a chance for people to get help with their tax questions, help preparing their returns — if you make 42-thousand dollars or less — and help if you think you may have problems paying your taxes this year."
In addition to the services being offered at the main I.R.S. office in Des Moines, Miller says there will be tax preparation professionals set up in nine other locations across the state, in places like community centers and churches.
He says to bring along all of your paperwork that’ll allow you to do a tax return, including last year’s return, Social Security numbers for yourself, your spouse and dependants, and all financial records, like mortgage statements and property tax bills. Miller says there is no income limitation for people needing services during the Super Saturday event. He says the service will help people get their refunds quickly.
He says locations and hours of operation for the Super Saturday events are available online at the I.R.S. website, www.irs.gov, or by calling 800-906-9887. Some locations include: Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Sioux City and Omaha/Council Bluffs.
Miller says, "These are tough times for a lot of families, and we want to provide services at a time when it may be more convenient for people who are busy during the week."