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Uncle Sam wants you (to come get free tax help)

March 24, 2011 at 7:43 AM ET

Mike Segar / Reuters /
The deadline for filing your taxes this year is April 18.

If you're overwhelmed by your federal taxes this year, the friendly folks at the IRS are offering their help this Saturday.

Nearly 100 IRS offices across the country will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to aid frustrated taxpayers. IRS personnel will be available to assist with tax return preparation, answer account questions and help with a variety of other issues.

"If taxpayers can't get immediate help, they can be pointed in the right direction," said Dean Patterson, a spokesman with the IRS. In addition to the walk-in IRS offices, all taxpayer questions can be answered at the IRS website.

To locate an IRS office that is open Saturday, click here. The IRS is planning two more open houses later this year.

If you are 60 or older or you've earned less than $49,000 last year, free individual taxpayer assistance is available. Call 800-906-9887 to find a location near you.

Here's some good news from the IRS: Taxpayers have a few extra days to file this year. The deadline for filing returns is April 18.

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