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Dover Post
  • IRS announces relocation of Dover, Del. office

  • The Internal Revenue Service’s Taxpayer Assistance Center in Dover is relocating from South New Street to Public Safety Boulevard off U.S. Route 13.


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  • The Internal Revenue Service’s Taxpayer Assistance Center in Dover is relocating from South New Street to Public Safety Boulevard off U.S. Route 13.
    With the tax season approaching, the IRS wanted to inform Kent County residents that the current location at 300 S. New St. closed Wednesday, IRS spokesman Gregg Semanick said. The Dover IRS office, which offers face-to-face assistance, will reopen 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at 611 South Dupont Highway, across the Winner Ford on Public Safety Boulevard.
    The U.S. General Services Administration required the relocation, Semanick said. The GSA oversees the business of the U.S. federal government and provides workplaces for federal employees.
    In 2008, the federal government decided that the J. Allen Frear Federal Building at 300 S. New St., Dover would be declared surplus property, said Gina Blyther Gilliam, regional public affairs officer for GSA. The 36,000-square-foot Frear building, located at the corner of North and New streets, used to be the regional headquarters for the Social Security Administration and housed the local offices of Delaware’s congressional delegation.
    Priority to take over the building first went to other federal agencies, then to state agencies, then to public nonprofits. But Wesley was able to acquire the Frear building free of charge because the nursing school qualifies as a worthy use that will benefit the public.
    The IRS' new Dover location underwent a $29,303 renovation to accommodate the IRS, Gilliam said.
    As of Tuesday, the new Dover IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center will resume normal business hours – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Semanick said.
    “The move was scheduled prior to the tax filing season to have minimal impact on taxpayers who want to visit the office,” he said.
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