Getting around without a car can be quite complicated, but when it comes tax season may be unavoidable. You should not select a company based purely on the held of the places closest tax office, tempting though it may be. Instead, use these alternatives to navigate and get to the store you want to visit, even for the city or suburbs.
Can you walk?
There are more tools than ever to help plan and plot walking routes. Google Maps has an option to walk now, which offers detailed instructions and precise estimates of overall time. While it can not account for variables such as weather, you can give an idea of whether or not the walk could be doable. In general, walking for 30 minutes is not advisable, especially not in places where the weather can be a big problem.
Take a bus
The next option is to use a bus. If you live in an urban area is likely to be a fairly extensive bus network in place that can be used for transit purposes. If you're used to walking everywhere, it might be a little strange to get used to taking the bus. First, find out how you would pay for it. Most systems still accept the change. Some also accept bills. A growing number accept and prefer some form of local transportation card. These cards are usually easy to obtain, rarely have a maintenance fee, and often can be used for other local transportation options.
After that, all you need do is find out what bus route or a combination of bus routes take you closer to your desired destination. Check multiple locations of tax offices and find the one that is closer to a stop. Especially if the weather is expected to be bad, you may want to choose a slightly longer route that does not involve changing buses or long hikes.
Take a train
The other option is to use some type of rail based public transport. This is a good option if you live in a city with an extensive underground network, or if you are on the outskirts of a big city and can go downtown with a train. The train planning is generally quite large, although the quality varies from city to city. One of the great advantages of taking the subway is that they tend to be underground, which can minimize problems with bad weather if you can find an office near the subway exit.
You will need to look for in a travel card or payment with a subway too. Many subways will be charged based on how long you ride, and therefore many of them use some type of punch card system, if you do not have a transit card from your account. Most people find the card to be much easier, but up to you - whether you're going to get.
Either option will take you to the tax office of your choice. Remember, if you want the best quality service, you should not settle for something because it is in your area. Find a tax office that looks promising and then figure out how to get there.