State, IRS offer one-stop tax assistance

February 05, 1997|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

To encourage taxpayers to file early, the state comptroller's office and the Internal Revenue Service have joined forces to provide free one-stop assistance.

This week, federal and state tax representatives will assist taxpayers from 8 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m. in the lobby of the State Office Building, 301 W. Preston St., and from 8 a.m. to 3: 30 p.m. at the Fallon Federal Building, 31 Hopkins Plaza.

For general questions about taxes, tax officials from the comptroller's office and the IRS will provide assistance from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Security Square Mall and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 22 at Towson Town Center and White Marsh Mall.

Lunch-hour assistance is available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Lexington Market.

Rail riders can combine their morning commute with a little tax advice. Beginning next week, IRS representatives will be available on Tuesday and Thursday morning MARC trains on the Penn and Camden lines operating between Baltimore and Washington. This will be the seventh year that IRS representatives have been available aboard the Maryland Rail Commuter trains.

One-on-one state tax assistance is available at field offices in the area. Taxpayer service offices are listed on the back of the 1996 Maryland income tax booklet and in the blue pages of the telephone directory.

Tax help by e-mail is available around the clock at taxhelomp.state.md.us. Answers to common questions can be found on the website: www.comp.md.us. Download state tax forms and publications from the homepage or by fax, (410) 974-FAXX (3299).

Federal tax information can be found at www.irs.ustreas.gov. For IRS forms-by-fax system, dial (703) 487-4160.

Pub Date: 2/05/97

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