Free American Tax Assistance Available at AIT
PR9916E | Date: 1999-03-16
A representative from the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will visit Taiwan from March 30 to April 7, 1999, to provide information and assistance to U.S. taxpayers in preparing their own 1998 U.S. tax returns or prior year tax returns. Also, a Volunteer Income Tax Assistant will be available at Taipei American School starting this week.
In Taipei, the IRS representative will be at the American Institute in Taiwan from Tuesday, March 30 to Friday, April 2, (8:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.) The service is free and provided on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointments are necessary.
In Kaohsiung, the IRS representative will be at the American Institute in Taiwan, on Tuesday, April 6, 1999 (8:30 a.m. to noon and 1:00 to 4:30 pm) and Wednesday, April 7 (8:30 a.m. to noon). The service is free and provided on an appointment basis. Please call the American Citizen Services Office (07 224-0154 x 15) to arrange an appointment.
Anyone seeking information or guidance in preparing U.S. tax returns is encouraged to visit the American Citizen Services Office, AIT Taipei, No. 7, Lane 134, Hsin Yi Road, Sec. 3, (Tel: 2784-2306) or the American Citizen Services Office, AIT Kaohsiung, 5F, No. 2, Chung Cheng 3rd Road, (Tel: 07 224-0154 x 15) during the above times.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistant, will be available at Taipei American School (800 Chung Shan N. Road, Sec. 6, Tien Mu) to aid in the preparation of income tax returns on the following dates:
March 20 (Saturday - 9:00 am to 12:00 noon)
March 29 (Monday - 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm)
April 3 (Saturday - 9:00 am to 12:00 noon)
April 4 (Sunday - 11:00 am to 2:00 pm)
April 10 (Saturday - 9:00 pm to 12:00 noon)
Information for overseas U.S. taxpayers can also be obtained by calling an IRS hot line in the U.S. at 202-874-1460 or 800-TAX-FORM (800-829-3676). The IRS internet web site is: www.irs.ustreas.gov. Additionally the Regional IRS Office in Tokyo can be contacted either by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at: 813-3224-5466. The 1998 U.S. Treasury reporting rate of exchange for Taiwan is NT$ 33.437 = US $1.00