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IRS offers free tax assistance

tax assistance Thousands of tax returns are expected to be filed before April 15 with free last-minute tax assistance available.
   IRS tax assistance telephone lines will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays. Extra telephone service will be available on April 13 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., and April 15 from 7:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m., by calling 1-800-829-1040.
   Many locations on April 15 will be open until midnight offering taxpayers a last chance for free assistance during the 1996 filing season. Locations open until midnight April 15 for free help include the Bellevue Regional Library, 684-4089, and the Bothell Library at 486-8931.