As part of an expanding effort to reach underserved communities, the Internal Revenue Service will hold a special event at Baker County Public Library in Baker City, Oregon, to help local taxpayers.
During this Community Assistance Visit, the IRS will set up a temporary Taxpayer Assistance Center to give taxpayers from the Juneau community an opportunity to meet face-to-face with IRS assistors. This is part of a larger effort underway to transform the IRS and improve service to taxpayers as part of the new Strategic Operating Plan and funding made available through the Inflation Reduction Act.
For the Baker City event, the IRS is partnering with the local Baker County Library District (BCLD) to host the event at 2400 Resort St, in Baker City, Oregon 97814, Tuesday, Sep. 26 through Thursday, Sep. 26, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Baker City, Oregon was selected, in part, based on its distance to the closest permanent IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center. The nearest center is about 130 miles away in Boise, Idaho.
During the Community Assistance Visit, taxpayers can meet one-on-one with IRS assistors to receive these services:
Account inquiries (help with letters, notices and levies on wages or bank account)
· Adjustments (changes to tax account information or payments)
· Basic tax law assistance (answers related to individual Federal Tax Returns)
· Payment arrangements. Because this is a temporary location, IRS assistors cannot accept payments of any kind. Taxpayers are encouraged to make payments online.
· Authentication of taxpayer identities as part of the Taxpayer Protection Program (TPP),
· Transcripts and tax forms (order only), and
· Information on IRS.gov resources and tools
To make an appointment during the three-day event, people can call 615-250-5324. However, taxpayers can also walk in to receive assistance. To get help, taxpayers must bring current state or government-issued photo identification and any relevant letters or notices they received from the IRS, plus any requested documents.