Free tax assistance offered on 'Super Saturday'

March 21, 2009 2:12:12 PM PDT
This weekend the IRS is expecting large crowds for its tax assistance event dubbed "Super Saturday."Taxpayers can get free advice and help filing their taxes, which will save them money during the tough economic times.

"It's saving me tons," taxpayer Andrew Holliday said. "I wish I'd known about it several years ago."

Holliday is getting advice at a tax center that partners with the IRS. Those centers are usually closed on Saturdays, but this Saturday they will open their doors to taxpayers who earn less than $42,000.

"We're hoping for a large crowd tomorrow," IRS worker Kenneth Garner told Eyewitness News.

That's why IRS officials are urging taxpayers in need of help to do their homework.

Click here to visit the IRS Website. Once on the site, click on Super Saturday or call in advance for specific information on what to bring.

"It would be nice if they had a copy of last year's tax return," Garner said. "Basically they want to make sure you have all income info -- W2s, picture ID and any interest statements and so forth."

Taxpayers who earn more than $42,000 and who are finding it difficult to pay their tax bill can also visit a tax assistance center for advice on payment plans.

There is one location in Durham and sites in Raleigh and Fayetteville.


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