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Special assistance for oil spill victims


GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - The Internal Revenue Service Taxpayer Assistance Centers in Gulfport, MS will be open today, Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to provide help to taxpayers impacted by the BP oil spill.

Individuals who have questions about the tax treatment of BP payments or who are experiencing filing or payment hardships because of the oil spill will be able to work directly with IRS personnel.

The Mississippi State Tax Commission, Money Market International and Mercy Housing will be offering assistance as well.

Mercy Housing will provide language assistance for the Vietnamese community.

For more information, including the tax treatment of BP compensation payments, click HERE.

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