The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a news release providing details of additional steps they are taking to help people having difficulties with meeting their tax obligations because of unemployment or other financial problems. This assistance includes additional flexibility on offers in compromise for financially distressed taxpayers, a series of Saturday “open houses” offering taxpayers extra opportunities to work out tax problems face to face with the IRS, special outreach with partner groups to unemployed taxpayers, and the availability of this and more information on a special section of the IRS Web site.

Taxpayers who are unemployed or struggling financially can find information on tax assistance and relief to help struggling taxpayers at Electronic Tax Center for Unemployed.