DRS: Sullivan: State Committed to Help State Tax Filers

Sullivan: State Committed to Help State Tax Filers

For Immediate Release:
Tuesday, February 4, 2014


IRS no longer assisting taxpayers with federal returns


Hartford – Department of Revenue Services (DRS) Commissioner Kevin B. Sullivan today said that although the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has stopped offering individual tax return preparation services, DRS will continue its practice of helping taxpayers file their Connecticut Income Tax Return.


Said Commissioner Sullivan, “It’s too bad that the IRS has to curtail this taxpayer service but Connecticut will continue offering state income tax filing assistance at our four regional offices. As Commissioner, it is my top priority to be sure the agency achieves Governor Malloy’s vision that all state agencies are here to serve the public.”


Information released by the IRS earlier today said that taxpayers who visit the agency’s walk-in locations seeking tax filing help will be directed to the closest volunteer tax preparation site. Additionally, taxpayers may be directed to the IRS website for information about free software to help taxpayers prepare their own returns.


Taxpayers needing help to file their state Income Tax Returns can bring their completed federal return and all associated documentation to a DRS office in Bridgeport, Hartford, Norwich, or Waterbury and be assisted in person weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. or be assisted between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. by phone.


For tax information and to locate a DRS office near you, call (800) 382-9463 from outside the Greater Hartford calling area or (860) 279-5962 from anywhere.


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