Internal Revenue Service offices will be open for special taxpayer assistance on Saturday, February 20, in Baton Rouge, Shreveport and New Orleans. IRS tax officers will be available to answer questions on a variety of topics, including tax deductions and credits that can put more money into people’s hands this year.
“There are many tax credits and deductions that may help individuals struggling in tough economic times to save money on their taxes this year,” said Dee Harris Stepter, IRS spokesperson for Louisiana. “For example, this year many people will qualify for Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)for the first time because their incomes declined, their marital status changed or because of credit expansions to help people as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Under the act, taxpayers with three or more children get an extra boost with a larger credit this year.”
- Shreveport – 3007 Knight Street
- New Orleans – 1555 Poydras Street
- Baton Rouge- 2600 Citiplace Centre