The Kenwood Press
: 03/01/2014

La Luz offers free tax help



La Luz Center is offering free income tax preparation to Sonoma Valley families with incomes up to $60,000 a year. The tax assistance is available in English and Spanish and is provided by community volunteers.

The tax help is part of the “Earn it! Keep It! Save It!” program (EKS) for low-income earners, funded by the IRS. La Luz is part of a coalition of EKS tax services that was formed by United Way of the Wine Country in Santa Rosa.

This year La Luz is providing additional services with its tax preparation that include advice on saving and managing finances and enrollment in programs like CalFresh for food assistance and Covered CA for healthcare.

Since La Luz joined the EKS coalition in 2009, its tax assistance program has seen more than $100,000 in tax refunds made to Sonoma Valley residents each year.

Appointments for this free tax service can be made by calling 2-1-1, which is a direct toll-free number to United Way.

For families with income over $60,000, tax preparation help can be found online at myfreetaxes.com/eks. La Luz is located at 17560 Greger Street in Boyes Hot Springs.