In their newest press release, the IRS announced they are going to team up with national TV network Telemundo for a special one-hour tax program for Spanish-speaking taxpayers set to air on Sunday, January 30. Be sure to 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 www.irs.gov/espanol.
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.