Ben Brewer, Deseret News
FILE - A shopper looks out over the railing in the Gateway Mall on Black Friday in Salt Lake City, Friday, Nov. 23, 2012.

SALT LAKE CITY — The Internal Revenue Service announced its Taxpayer Assistance Center, formerly located at 50 S. 200 East, has moved to 5 S Rio Grande St. in The Gateway.

Taxpayers requiring face-to-face assistance will need to call 1-844-545-5640 and make an appointment before visiting and should always check for days and hours of operation, as well as services that are offered there.

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All IRS Taxpayer Assistance offices throughout the nation now provide service by appointment. Studies show that many taxpayers visit an IRS office to get a tax transcript, make a payment, resolve a notice, obtain a form or publication or ask about their refund. Many of these issues can be resolved at without traveling to an IRS office.

As a reminder, offers numerous online options for tax help that can save time and effort. Services include checking refund status, filing taxes, ordering transcripts, making payments, amending returns and getting answers to questions.