BIRMINGHAM - The Internal Revenue Service and its partners will open thirteen Alabama locations on Super Saturday, March 29, in an effort to reach those Americans who are eligible for the economic stimulus payment but who normally are not required to file an income tax return.
These Stimulus Payment help sites will be open Super Saturday, March 29:
-Public Library, 2100 Park Place 10 am - 3 pm
-IRS Office, 801 Tom Martin Dr. 9 am - 3 pm
-Washington Co. Community Ctr., 56 W. Pelham St. 9 am - 3 pm
-Citronelle Community Ctr., 19165 N. Main St. 9 am - 3 pm
-IRS Office, 202 W. Adams St. 9 am - 3 pm
-IRS Office, 806 Governor's Dr. SW 9am - 3 pm
-So. Mobile Co. Community Ctr., 8740 McDonald Rd. 9 am - 3 pm
-Hillsdale Community Ctr., 6024 Lorma Rd. 9 am - 3 pm
-Goodwill, 1330 Springhill Ave. 9 am - 2 pm
-IRS Office, 1110 Montlimar Dr. 9 am - 3 pm
-Lilly Baptist Church, 820 Hill St. 9 am - 2 pm
-IRS Office, 1285 Carmichael Way 9 am - 3 pm
-Mobile Community Action, 204 E. Main St. 9 am - 3 PM
Nationwide, approximately 320 IRS offices will be open on Super Saturday to prepare the simple Form 1040A for people who are filing a return solely to receive their stimulus payment.
IRS partners such as AARP, United Way of America and dozens of others also are making special efforts on Super Saturday to reach out to those who normally are not required to file a tax return.
A list of IRS offices and partner sites providing assistance on Super Saturday is available at www.irs.gov or by calling the IRS Hotline, 1-800-906-9887, for free assistance locations.
If taxpayers have economic stimulus questions on March 29, they can call 1-866-234-2942. These phone services are available on March 29 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. local time.
"Filing a 2007 tax return is the only way to receive an economic stimulus payment and we don't want those who normally don't have to file to miss out on getting a payment," said IRS spokesman Dan Boone. "Super Saturday is one way the IRS and its partners are working to ensure everyone eligible receives a stimulus payment."
Super Saturday, part of an extensive outreach effort by the IRS, is a one-day event for which Americans can plan in advance. It also highlights the need for all taxpayers to file as soon as possible to avoid the April 15 rush.
Millions of Americans who do not pay federal income taxes may be eligible for a $300 payment ($600 for married couples) if they have at least $3,000 in qualifying income.
Qualifying income is defined as any combination of earned income such as wages, nontaxable combat pay and certain benefits from Social Security, Veterans Affairs and Railroad Retirement. Many households also will be eligible for an additional $300 for each qualifying child younger than 17.
The IRS this week is mailing 20.5 million Social Security and Veterans Affairs recipients a Package 1040A-3 that contains all the information they need to file a return immediately. Railroad Retirement recipients, low-income individuals and military personnel with nontaxable combat pay also can use the package if they need to file solely to receive the payment.
Starting in May, the IRS will issue economic stimulus payments of up to $600 ($1,200 for married couples) plus additional payments of $300 for each for qualifying child. Most Americans don't need to do anything more than file their tax returns as they normally do. The maximum payments will begin to phase out at $75,000 in adjusted gross income ($150,000 for married couples).
The IRS encourages everyone who is required to file a tax return to do so prior to the April 15 deadline to enable the agency to process the return and to calculate stimulus payment eligibility and amounts. Taxpayers who already have filed a tax return can calculate their potential payment amounts by visiting www.irs.gov.
The IRS reminds taxpayers that they can get their stimulus payments faster by using direct deposit when they file their tax return.
In addition, the IRS urges taxpayers to file electronically.
For people who normally are not required to file a tax return, the IRS and the Free File Alliance have a special program set up to allow for free electronic filing. For those with computer access,
IRS Free File -Economic Stimulus Payment is available at IRS.gov.
Also, people should be wary of unsolicited e-mail or telephone calls from anyone claiming to be from the IRS. Don't click on any links. Instead, forward the email to email@example.com, and then delete it. Use the same email address to report unsolicited telephone calls.
The only official IRS Web site is located at www.irs.gov.