The big Internal Revenue Service center in Kansas City, opened in 2006 at a cost of about $370 million, will be one of two national IRS form processing centers that survive after a round of closings.
The Kansas City center, which employs about 4,400, will continue to process Form 1040 paper filings. A center in Ogden, Utah, will continue to process business filings.
Three other centers are slated to close — Covington, Ky., in 2019; Fresno, Calif., in 2021, and Austin, Texas, in 2024.
The consolidation plans were announced earlier this week by IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, who said budget cuts and growth in electronic filings contributed to the closings.
Read more: Kansas City Star