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Free Tax Preparation Event

February 4, 2014

For the third year, Oceanside Public Library is partnering with the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) and the Intuit Financial Freedom Foundation to offer free tax preparation services to lower-income Oceanside residents on Saturday, February 15, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Civic Center Library, located at 330 North Coast Highway in Oceanside.

Taxpayers will have the opportunity to prepare and file their own taxes, with the help of volunteers, using TurboTax® Freedom Edition software, which helps people identify and claim all of the tax credits and deductions they deserve. Taxpayers are eligible to prepare and file their taxes for free at this event if they had an adjusted gross income (AGI) of $30,000 or less in 2013 or were on active military duty and earned $58,000 or less AGI.

This event will promote the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and ensure EITC-eligible families and individuals claim the important tax credit. An estimated 800,000 eligible Californians failed to claim EITC in 2009. Based on income and family size, EITC could boost a tax refund by up to $6,044. Individuals can learn if they are EITC-eligible, by using the EITC Calculator at www.taxprephelp.org.

The event is part of a statewide tour sponsored by the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) and the Intuit Financial Freedom Foundation. Thanks to committed Intuit employee volunteers, this event is expected to serve more than 100 people.

While walk-ins are welcome, interested taxpayers are encouraged to call 1-866-577-1231 to make an appointment.

For more information about other CCIA and Intuit Financial Freedom Foundation free tax assistance events in California and around the nation, please visit www.intuitempowers.com. For more information on Library services and programs, call 760-435-5600 or visit www.oceansidepubliclibrary.org.

( News Release )