The Internal Revenue Service has announced that it is closing its in-person assistance offices as part of the government’s efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
“As the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis continues to develop, the IRS is taking multiple steps to protect our employees, America’s taxpayers, communities and our partners.”
In response to the national emergency, the IRS has temporarily closed all Taxpayer Assistance Centers and discontinue face-to-face service throughout the country until further notice.
The IRS says it is continuing to process tax returns, issue refunds and help taxpayers to the greatest extent possible. Taxpayers are highly encouraged to go to IRS.gov and to the newly created IRS.gov/coronavirus webpage where they can find the latest updates about IRS services, explore free options to file or request an extension to file at www.IRS.gov/freefile, find forms, tax help, refund status and payment options.