Spring into info at fed site

Sat, 03/10/2007 - 3:29pm
By: The Citizen

Spring’s looking up with Uncle Sam at 1 (800) FED-INFO

Have the winter blahs got you down? Put some spring in your step with your favorite uncle’s help. Call your Uncle Sam toll-free at 1 (800) FED-INFO (that’s 1-800-333-4636) and work on chasing those blues away.

Looking forward to escaping the cold for a Caribbean vacation? Going skiing in Canada? If you’re flying there, you’ll need a passport under the new regulations that took effect in January. Call the information specialists at 1 (800) FED-INFO to find out where to apply for a passport or how to renew your current one.

April 17th will be here before you know it. Take advantage of cold winter nights and rainy spring weather to get started on your taxes. Call 1 (800) FED-INFO — whether you need to know where to get help filing or don’t know who to ask about the latest tax law changes.

Now that your child’s college applications are done, what about applying for student loans, grants, and scholarships? Do you need help filling out all those complicated government financial aid forms? Use 1 (800) FED-INFO to find out what the government has to offer and where to get help for filling out all those other applications.

Now’s the time to make your spring and summer travel arrangements, especially if you’re planning to visit one of the National Parks. Call 1 (800) FED-INFO to get information on everything from camp sites to last minute lodge reservations to finding the best place to take that week-long fishing trip.

Whenever you’ve got a government-related question, 1 (800) FED-INFO is there to help. You can speak with an information specialist in English or Spanish Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time. For pre-recorded answers to the most popular questions in both languages, call 1 (800) FED-INFO 24 hours a day.

On the Web, visit http://answers.usa.gov at any time to access the same “Frequently Asked Questions” database the information specialists use.

Or, try their newest service — live chat! Go to http://answers.usa.gov, and use the “Live Help - Web Chat” tab to type your question in English and get a real-time answer. The chat service is available from Monday through Friday, noon to 8 p.m. Eastern Time.

Go ahead and give Uncle Sam a call at 1 (800) FED-INFO (that’s 1-800-333-4636). With his help, you’ll be so busy summer will be here before you know it.


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