The IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center in Medford, 960 Ellendale Drive, will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to help taxpayers.

The IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center in Medford, 960 Ellendale Drive, will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to help taxpayers.

During the expanded open-house hours on Saturday, taxpayers will be able to address economic hardship issues, make payment arrangements or get help claiming any of the special tax breaks in last year's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, IRS officials said.

Medford is one of 180 offices offering the Saturday hours this weekend, officials said in a news release announcing the assistance. Additional Saturday open houses are planned at many offices in coming weeks, the release said.

In addition to the open houses this Saturday, the IRS will open many of its offices on three additional Saturdays in the spring and early summer.