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Louisiana Department of Revenue Hosts the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day to Provide Tax Filing and Assistance

January 31, 2007

The Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Louisiana Society of Certified Public Accountants (LSCPA), and Dryades YMCA, are hosting the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day, which provides free electronic filing of Federal and Louisiana tax returns. The EITC Awareness Day will be held at the Dryades YMCA on Saturday, February 3, 2007.

Assistance will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. No appointments are necessary and taxpayers will be served on a first come-first served basis. In addition to tax preparation and assistance, information will be available to determine a taxpayers eligibility to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit, which is based on income level and filing status. The program is available for low to moderate income taxpayers who file basic individual income tax returns. Representatives will be on site to assist taxpayers with preparation of their federal 1040A and 1040 EZ tax returns, as well as the Louisiana IT 540 return.

Secretary Cynthia Bridges states, “We are excited to host this wonderful event for our taxpayers. The EITC Awareness Day is an opportunity for those taxpayers to come out and get free tax preparation and assistance.”

All taxpayers must bring all W-2’s, 1099’s, Social Security cards of dependants, and a copy of last year’s tax return if available. Taxpayers are also encouraged to come prepared to get their questions answered by our tax experts, as well as walk away with valuable information from the seminar.

The EITC Awareness Day will be held at the Dryades YMCA, located at 2220 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

For additional information, contact the New Orleans Regional Office at (504) 568-5233.

The Louisiana Department of Revenue’s mission is to administer the applicable tax laws of the state of Louisiana as well as regulations concerning alcohol, tobacco and charitable gaming.