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Published: Tuesday, 3/25/2008

Downtown IRS office to be open Saturday

The downtown Toledo Internal Revenue Service office will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday to help low-income people file paperwork to receive the economic stimulus checks in May or June.

The office is on the second floor of Four Seagate, 433 North Summit St. The agency will have 320 other offices nationally, including those in Lima, Ohio, and in other states open. The Lima office, staffed by volunteers, is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 221 North Main St.

Under federal law, people are eligible to receive at least $300, with married couples getting $600. Many households also can get an additional $300 for each qualifying child younger than 17. But filing of a tax return is required for receiving the payment.

A list of IRS offices and partner sites providing assistance is available on the IRS Web site, http://www.irs.gov, or by calling the IRS hotline, 1-800-906-9887. On March 29, people can call 1-866-234-2942 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. local time.

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