IRS tax workshops March 26

Taxpayers who may have difficulty scheduling a visit to an IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center during normal weekday business hours can visit the IRS offices located in Seattle, Everett, Bellevue and Tacoma on Sat., March 26 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The IRS is hosting the Saturday Open Houses during the income tax filing season to provide free assistance to taxpayers who need help getting information required to file their tax returns. Help with account questions, such as collection or examination issues, is also available during the Open Houses.

“We know some people are facing challenging economic times and we want to provide extra assistance on these Saturdays,” said IRS spokesman David Tucker. “Our goal is to help taxpayers get what they need from the IRS.”

In some instances, virtual assistance will be offered, taxpayers will be assisted over the telephone by IRS employees who are working in other offices around the country. Limited help preparing tax forms is also available on a first-come, first-served basis in most locations.

The locations of Washington Tax Assistance Centers (TAC) open on March 26 include Seattle 915 Second Ave.), Bellevue (520 112th Ave. NE), Everett (3020 Rucker Ave.), and Tacoma (1201 Pacific Ave.).

Over 35,000 taxpayers attended similar Open House events last year. In addition to the Seattle, Bellevue, Everett and Tacoma offices, the IRS is offering assistance at 96 other locations around the country. A complete list of Open House locations is available on You can check the listing of local offices  at to see which offices in Washington show hours of service on Saturday.