Taxpayer advocates from coast to coast, including Puerto Rico, held a combined two hundred and thirty-five events just before the start of the tax filing season. These free tax sessions invited taxpayers to visit and get tax filing tips before filing their tax return. Taxpayer Advocate Service’s tax tips are based on 20 years of experience working with taxpayers to resolve their IRS isses. These tips help provide information on how to avoid some of the most common filing mistakes and subsequently, avoid potential processing and refund delays.
During the week-long outreach events, TAS partnered with local and national organizations, including Low-income Tax Clinics. Problem Solving Day events also continued to be held across the country, helping taxpayers who needed assistance with other unresolved IRS account issues. TAS advocates even took to the road, personally visiting family service centers, veteran’s help offices, food pantries and bus stops, and worked with local cultural centers and translators to share tax tips with non-English speaking taxpayers.
But it wasn’t only taxpayers who were interested in these tips. Several tax professionals attended the learning sessions to gather information they could share with their clients to provide as additional support.
Don’t worry if you didn’t make it to any of the nationwide tax tip events; you can still access all of the tax filing tips and information on the TAS website. Tips on a variety of tax filing, processing, payment options and other topics are added often to keep you up-to-date and informed as the IRS filing season progresses.