Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Get free help with your taxes

NOTE: This event has been moved to 1157 Lemoyne Avenue and the reception will begin at 11 a.m.

The 2010 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program for Los Angeles will officially launch on Thursday, January 28, at the brand new Echo Park FamilySource Center (located at El Centro Del Pueblo, 1824 Sunset Blvd.). There will be a program and reception from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and tours and services provided between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.

The City's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance site in Echo Park is one of many available throughout Los Angeles to provide local residents with free help preparing their income taxes. In particular, the city wants to ensure that those who qualify take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit. PricewaterhouseCoopers has adopted the Echo Park site and is providing volunteer tax preparers.

The Echo Park FamilySource Center is a collaboration of community-based organizations and is a one-stop shop for counseling, case management, parenting classes, educational and employment resources, youth mentoring, computer literacy classes, and much more.

To RSVP for Thursday's event, please contact Maribel Cornejo at 213-483-6335, ext 111 or mcecdp@gmail.com. For more information, please contact Carlos Martinez, FamilySource Center Director, at 213-483-6335, ext 110 or cmecdp@pacbell.net.