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Today U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., introduced legislation that would require the IRS to provide a 90-day notice to Congress about its intention to close Taxpayer Assistance Centers.

“Closing Taxpayer Assistance Centers presents challenges to many folks – especially during the tax filing season,” Enzi said. “This legislation would prevent unannounced closures from happening in the future to ensure that taxpayers have access to resources they need.”

The legislation would also require the IRS to provide a description of the assistance it intends to provide taxpayers in any rural area that has a population of fewer than 50,000 people and would be affected by the proposed closure.

Taxpayer Assistance Centers offer face-to-face assistance with IRS personnel. Wyoming has centers in Casper and Cheyenne.

In February, after learning the IRS closed the Taxpayer Assistance Center in Cheyenne, Enzi sent a letter requesting it be reopened as quickly as possible. The IRS reopened the center in March.