Service Sponsoring Problem Solving Day

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Byline: Lorilyn Rackl Daily Herald Staff Writer

If you've had a problem with the Internal Revenue Service, you may want to mark Saturday on your calendar.

That's when the IRS is holding its first-ever Problem Solving Day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the tax collection agency's district office at 230 S. Dearborn in Chicago.

Taxpayers with long-standing tax problems will get the chance to meet with IRS employees face to face.

"We're opening our doors to taxpayers, so if they have problems we can help them," IRS spokesman Dave Silvestri said.

The problem-solving days are being held at IRS offices throughout the country as a result of recent Senate hearings, where taxpayers relayed emotionally charged stories of abuse and mistreatment at the hands of the IRS.

Appointments are recommended and can be made by calling (312) 886-0550.

Taxpayers should bring any relevant documents to the open house.

The IRS plans on having five more problem-solving days - one a month - at various locations. …