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IRS open houses offering tax help to Sandy victims

February 23, 2013 5:58:30 AM PST
On the road to recovery following Superstorm Sandy, some IRS centers in the Tri-State area are holding open houses Saturday to help those affected.

Assistance centers in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Bethpage in Nassau County and Newark will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Experts will be there to answer questions for those who are having a hard time paying taxes because of the storm.

There will also be extended hours at assistance centers on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of next week.

Individuals who have questions about the tax treatment of Sandy payments or losses or who are experiencing filing or payment hardships because of the storm will be able to work directly with IRS personnel.

Special services provided will include assistance with IRS Notices, tax debt, tax liens help with current year tax return preparation, tax law questions, return transcripts and more.

Tax return preparation will be limited to Forms1040EZ, 1040A, 1040 and Schedules A, B, C-EZ, EIC, L, M, R, SE and income of $51,000 or less. However, this income limitation is waived if casualty loss criteria is met.

Here is the list of locations for the open houses.

NEW YORK

Brooklyn: 2 Metro Tech Center, 100 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn 11201

Queens: 59-17 Junction Boulevard, Rego Park 11368

Downtown Manhattan: 290 Broadway, New York 10007

Bethpage: 999 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage 11714

Midtown Manhattan: 110 West 44th Street New York 10035

NEW JERSEY

Newark: 20 Washington Place, Newark 07102

In addition several IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers offices will offer extended hours during the month February to further assist affected taxpayers.

Extended Hours: The following locations will be open from 8:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during the month of February:

NEW YORK

Brooklyn: 2 Metro Tech Center, 100 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn 11201

Bronx: 1200 Waters Place, Bronx 10461

Bethpage: 999 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage 11714

Harlem: 2283 Third Avenue, NY 10035

Downtown Manhattan: 290 Broadway, New York 10007

Queens: 59-17 Junction Boulevard, Rego Park 11368

Midtown Manhattan: 110 West 44th Street New York 10035

NEW JERSEY

Freehold: 4 Paragon Way, Freehold 07728

Newark: 20 Washington Place, Newark 07102

For further information affected Taxpayers are encouraged to visit IRS.gov.

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