Need IRS tax help in Bellingham? You’ll need an appointment

Residents who need help from the Bellingham IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center will need to call and schedule an appointment.

The office at 114 W. Magnolia St., Suite 301, has moved away from a drop-in service and begun taking calls for appointments starting Monday, July 18, or later.

Taxpayers should call 1-844-545-5640 to schedule an appointment. Taxpayers also can check the website IRS.gov for answers to tax questions.

In a news release, the agency said moving to an appointment service is part of an ongoing effort to eliminate lines and reduce frustration for taxpayers with more complex tax matters that require in-person help.

Dave Gallagher: 360-715-2269, @BhamHeraldBiz