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IRS moves Merrillville office to new Park Place building

A view of the office buildings in Merrillville looking north, shot from the seventh floor of the Chase Tower. 

The Internal Revenue Service is moving its Merrillville offices from a suburban office tower to the new Park Place retail and office building that construction was finished on late last year.

It's not a far move.

The IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center hopped from the Park Tower at 233 E. 84th Drive in Merrillville into a newly constructed 13,500-square-foot single-story building that's scaled more like a strip mall across the street at 370 E. 84th Drive in Merrillville.

The Legacy Foundation, displaced from the Twin Towers at U.S. 30 and Interstate 65 that will soon be demolished, also moved into Park Place, where more space is available for lease to offices or retailers.

The IRS will open the relocated office in Merrillville on June 18. Taxpayers can visit by appointment, but can find most of the answers they're looking for online.

“We strongly encourage taxpayers seeking assistance to visit our website, IRS.gov,” IRS spokesman Luis Garcia said. “Most taxpayers can find the information they need or resolve their tax problem without having to visit an IRS office or even call. Visit us online at www.irs.gov for more information.”

The IRS's Merrillville Taxpayer Assistance Center will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

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Joseph S. Pete is a Lisagor Award-winning business reporter who covers steel, industry, unions, the ports, retail, banking and more. The Indiana University grad has been with The Times since 2013 and blogs about craft beer, culture and the military.