Victor Omelczenko, IRS Media Relations, Los Angeles by vix66821

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									IRS Media Relations Office, Los Angeles, 01-24-08
Contact: Victor Omelczenko
Phone: 213.576.3010
Release No. LA-2008-10

            L.A. Tax Day Offers Free Tax Prep, Sat., Feb. 2;
                  Earned Income Tax Credit Available
LOS ANGELES – Volunteers from the IRS and Broad Spectrum Community Development
Corp. will prepare tax returns for free for families making under $40,000 on Sat., Feb. 2, from
10 am to 2 pm at the EXPO Center, 3980 S. Menlo Avenue in Los Angeles. Bring a valid photo
ID, a W-2 or 1099 wage statement, and a Social Security or ITIN number.

“L.A. Tax Day will help tax filers learn about the valuable but still underused Earned Income
Tax Credit,” said Victor Omelczenko, IRS spokesman in Los Angeles. “One out of four eligible
taxpayers may be missing out on this special tax benefit which could be up to an extra $4,700 for
working families.”

Local banking and financial institutions will also be on hand to provide information on low-cost
financial education and banking services.

During the tax filing season, free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and AARP Tax Aide
sites operate throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Some serve taxpayers on a walk-in basis
while others require an appointment.

To find a site close to you, call the L.A. County hotline at 211; AARP at 888-227-7669; or Broad
Spectrum at 310-693-6530. Also visit www.irs.gov for more information.

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