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IRS Tells Where to Get Last-Minute Free Tax Help

BIRMINGHAM - With the April 15th federal tax deadline looming, the IRS expects about 120,000 Alabamians to be sending in extension requests and hundreds of thousands more to be filing tax returns over the next few days.

Alabamians scrambling to complete a tax return or an extension by midnight Tuesday may qualify for free help at one of the agency's offices or at a volunteer-staffed neighborhood tax help site.  Nearly all sites offer free e-filing.

The site list below may not include all possible help sites. Call the IRS Help Site Locator toll-free at 1-800-906-9887 to find other locations. In some parts of Alabama, filers can call the United Way by dialing 2-1-1 to locate a site.

Generally, taxpayers whose family income was under $40,000 in 2007 and who file a simple return qualify for the free assistance.

Seniors, retirees and others who normally are not required to file but are filing a 2007 return solely to get an economic stimulus payment, can find free help at many of these locations. Sites marked "ESP" on the list below will assist stimulus payment filers as well as taxpayers filing normal tax returns. Other sites may prepare stimulus returns as time and staffing permits.

Only people who file a 2007 federal tax return reporting at least $3,000 of qualifying income will receive a stimulus payment this year.  Filing a state tax return is not required to get a federal stimulus payment.

Those coming to a free help site should bring with them: Photo ID/identification document, Social Security cards or tax ID number verification for all persons listed on the return, income documents for 2007, bank routing and account numbers for direct deposit, copy of last year's tax return (if available). To file a joint return, both husband and wife must be present.

Friday, April 11
IRS Offices - Birmingham, Dothan, Huntsville, Mobile and Montgomery (ESP) 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 12
IRS Offices - Birmingham, Dothan, Huntsville, Mobile and Montgomery (ESP)       9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Birmingham
Bethel Baptist Church, 1708 Spencer Ave. (ESP)                                  10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Montgomery
Lilly Baptist Church, 820 Hill St. (ESP)                                By Appt. Only 334-269-2592

Monday, April 14
IRS Offices - Birmingham, Dothan, Huntsville, Mobile and Montgomery (ESP)       8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 15
IRS Offices - Birmingham, Dothan, Huntsville, Mobile and Montgomery (ESP)       8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Birmingham
US Post Office, 351 24th St. N. (ESP)                                           10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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