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IRS To Host Open House for Hurricane Sandy Victims

The event will be held on Feb. 23 in New York and New Jersey.

Internal Revenue Service Taxpayer Assistance Centers in some New York and New Jersey locations will be open on Feb. 23, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. to provide help to taxpayers affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Individuals who have questions about the tax treatment of Sandy payments or losses or who are experiencing filing or payment hardships because of the storm will be able to work directly with IRS personnel.

Special services provided will include assistance with IRS Notices, tax debt, tax liens help with current year tax return preparation, tax law questions, return transcripts and more. Tax return preparation will be limited to Forms 1040EZ, 1040A, 1040 and Schedules A, B, C-EZ, EIC, L, M, R, SE and income of $51,000 or less. However, this income limitation is waived if casualty loss criteria is met.

Feb. 23rd Special Assistance Open House:

New York 

Brooklyn –  2 Metro Tech Center, 100 Myrtle Avenue

Queens – 59-17 Junction Boulevard, Rego Park

Downtown Manhattan – 290 Broadway

Bethpage – 999 Stewart Avenue

Midtown Manhattan – 110 West 44th Street

New Jersey

Newark – 20 Washington Place

In addition, several IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers offices will offer extended hours during the month February to further assist affected taxpayers.

Extended Hours:

The following locations will be open from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during the month of February:

New York

Queens – 59-17 Junction Boulevard, Rego Park

Brooklyn –  2 Metro Tech Center, 100 Myrtle Avenue

Bronx – 1200 Waters Place

Bethpage – 999 Stewart Avenue

Harlem – 2283 Third Avenue

Downtown Manhattan – 290 Broadway

Midtown Manhattan – 110 West 44th Street

New Jersey

Freehold – 4 Paragon Way

Newark – 20 Washington Place

For further information, affected taxpayers are encouraged to visit the IRS's website.

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