As part of cost-cutting measures, the Internal Revenue Service is forging ahead with plans to close some of its Taxpayer Assistance Centers, which provide walk-in service for taxpayers on tax law, tax return preparation and account inquiry resolution via face-to-face meetings with IRS employees.

The IRS, which currently operates 400 Taxpayer Assistance Centers, will close 68 of those locations this fall. The agency said that the decision on which centers to close was based on several criteria, including workload considerations, geographic factors, demographics, employee costs and facility costs.

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