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CA controller offering free tax help w/ looming deadline

State Controller John Chiang's office is set to offer free tax help at SEIU Local 99 on West 8th Street in Los Angeles on Sunday, April 10, 2011.

April 10, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
The tax filing deadline is fast approving and the state controller's office wants to give you some help for free.

State Controller John Chiang says there are a lot of programs that give taxpayers money back.

"People should know about the earned income tax credit. You can get up to $5,000 depending on your qualifications. It's important to be aware of these programs," said Chiang.

Sunday at SEIU Local 99 on West 8th Street in Los Angeles, you can get help preparing your taxes for free. You're advised to call in to make an appointment and to bring all the necessary documents.

The office will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Click here for more information about Sunday's Financial Literacy and earned Income Tax Credit Assistance event.