Monday, January 17, 2011

IRS and Telemundo Host Tax Information Program in Spanish

Issue Number: IR-2011-6
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IRS and Telemundo Host Tax Information Program in Spanish

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service is joining national TV network Telemundo in a special one-hour tax program for Spanish-speaking taxpayers on Sunday, Jan. 30.

The program “Los Impuestos y Usted” (“Taxes and You”) will air at:

• noon Eastern time
• 1:00 p.m. Central time
• 1:30 p.m. Mountain time
• 1:00 p.m. Pacific time

Check your local listings for exact times.

“Los Impuestos y Usted” will help viewers determine whether they qualify for many tax benefits, including the Earned Income Tax Credit or EITC. Workers who earned $48,362 or less from wages, self-employment or farming last year could receive larger refunds if they qualify to receive EITC.

IRS estimates four of five eligible taxpayers claimed their EITC last year, obtaining an average $2,200 from the credit. To qualify, taxpayers must meet certain criteria and file a tax return, even if they do not have a filing requirement.
Among other topics, the program features Free File, a program that allows individuals to file their taxes online at no cost, how to get free tax help at local community centers and other services available at

Mónica Noguera, host for many of Telemundo’s specials, will present the IRS program, which features in-studio interviews with IRS tax experts. IRS tax experts will also be available during the airing of the program to answer questions submitted online via Telemundo’s website.

Information about the EITC, Free File and other IRS programs and services is available in Spanish at or toll-free at 800-829-1040, extension 8.

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