Federal tax tips

April 09, 1997

- The Internal Revenue Service office at 1260 Maryland Ave. in Hagerstown provides tax forms and offers group self-help sessions on filling out various forms, Spokesman Dom LaPonzina said.

Walk-in hours are 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., LaPonzina said.

This Saturday all local IRS offices also will be open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., he said.

Taxpayers can call a toll-free number, 1-800-829-1040, for help or consult the IRS' Web site on the Internet at (, LaPonzina said.

There is a special toll-free line to check on the status of federal refunds. It is 1-800-829-4477.

For state refunds:

- In Maryland the state Comptroller of the Treasury's local office in the Professional Arts Building at 5 Public Square in Hagerstown will prepare state returns for free while you wait if you bring in a completed federal form and all the wage statements and necessary records, Revenue Specialist Judy Schiano Di Cola said.


The office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday.

There is a toll-free telephone number for information on state refunds: 1-800-218-8160.

- In the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, residents can go to the Martinsburg Regional Office of the West Virginia Department of Tax and Revenue at 119 N. Queen St. for free help on a walk-in or appointment basis.

The office is open from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

- Franklin County, Pa., residents can call the York (Pa.) Taxpayer Assistance Office of the state Department of Revenue at 1-717-845-6661.

- Fulton County, Pa., residents can call the Altoona (Pa.) Taxpayer Assistance Office of the state Department of Revenue at 1-814-946-7310.

Most local senior citizens centers and commissions on aging offer free tax services to seniors.

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