The Internal Revenue Service will hold a special Open House today in Brooklyn to provide free assistance to taxpayers who may have difficulty getting to an IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center during normal business hours (Monday through Friday).
The IRS open house office in Brooklyn is located at 625 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The IRS also will hold two other open houses—one in Garden City at 107 Charles Lindbergh Blvd., and another in Manhattan at 110 West 44th St., during those same hours.
The IRS open houses will provide free assistance to taxpayers who need help with account questions, such as collection or examination issues. Workers also will be on hand to offer advice to people who want to get a fresh start with their tax liabilities. In addition to the normal array of services, limited help preparing tax forms is available on a first-come, first-served basis in most locations
“We are making fundamental changes to our lien system and other collection tools that will help taxpayers and give them a fresh start,” IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman said. “These steps are good for people facing tough times, and they reflect a responsible approach for the tax system.”
Additionally, participants will be able to learn about key IRS changes, including:
Adjustments to IRS Lien Policies
- Significantly increasing the dollar threshold when liens are generally issued, resulting in fewer tax liens
- Making it easier for taxpayers to obtain lien withdrawals after paying a tax bill
- Withdrawing liens in most cases where a taxpayer enters into a Direct Debit Installment Agreement
Creating easier access to Installment Agreements for more struggling small businesses.
Expanding the streamlined Offer in Compromise program to cover more taxpayers.
More than 35,000 taxpayers attended similar Open House events last year. Take advantage of this rare opportunity made available to Brookyn residents!
A full list of all Open House locations can be found at www.IRS.gov.