Tuesday, April 14, 2009

IRS office in Nashville is open late to help filers

Tennessean The IRS office in Nashville will extend its hours today and Wednesday to help those filing a federal income tax return or an extension before Wednesday's midnight deadline. The Internal Revenue Service office at 801 Broadway will be open 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Wednesday. The Internal Revenue Service offers free filing and other assistance on its Web site, www.irs.gov. You can also call toll-free at 1-800-829-1040. There are also free AARP tax preparation centers operating through Wednesday for those 50 and older. Go to www.aarp.org/money/taxaide to find a center. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites in Middle Tennessee are for those making less than $42,000. To find a center, call 211 or 615-269-4357. U.S. Postal Service officials urge those mailing in returns to mail returns before Wednesday or as early as possible that day. The Postal Service will have workers on hand to collect tax returns until midnight Wednesday in front of the main post office, 525 Royal Parkway in Nashville. Its retail office is open from 6 a.m. until midnight to provide stamp sales and mailing assistance. The automated center can weigh or provide postage if you have a debit or credit card. Postage is 42 cents for the first ounce. Larger envelopes require additional postage. Returns will be returned to sender if postage is insufficient. — JENNY UPCHURCHjupchurch@tennessean.com

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