The Internal Revenue Service plans to open up hundreds of locations on Saturday, March 29, to provide advice to people who are eligible to receive an economic stimulus payment but who normally do not file tax returns.
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Approximately 320 IRS offices will be open on "Super Saturday" to help people prepare a simple Form 1040A. In addition, other organizations such as AARP and the United Way of America will make efforts that day to help people prepare the returns so they can receive economic stimulus payments.
"We don't want any Americans to miss out on their economic stimulus payment," said IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman (pictured) in a statement. "Super Saturday is one way the IRS and its partners are working to ensure everyone eligible receives a stimulus payment."
This week, the IRS is also mailing out packages to 20.5 million recipients of Social Security and Veterans Affairs benefits to help them prepare returns to qualify for the payments. Railroad retirement recipients, low-income individuals and military personnel with nontaxable combat pay can also use the package if they need to file solely to receive the payment.
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.