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Still Time for Low-income Residents to Get Free Tax Help for Refunds


March 16, 2006



Archived. This is an older press release from 2006 and may not contain the latest information. Please view our current press releases for 2014 items.



What

Free tax preparation services are still available to Contra Costa families and individuals who earn $38,000 or less annually and may qualify for federal Earned Income Tax and Child Care credits through the Earn It! Save It! Keep It! Contra Costa Campaign. Last year, the program helped about 1,700 Contra Costans claim more than $2 million in tax credits and refunds.

When & Where

The tax services are being offered at 12 locations around the county at the following locations and times:

Antioch:

OPTIC, 3102 Delta Fair Blvd.,
5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturdays, Jan. 14 - April 15.

Bay Point:

Bay Point Works, 3105 Willow Pass Road,
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Mondays though Fridays,
Feb. 1 - April 14.

Pittsburg:

One-Stop Career Center, 415 Railroad Ave.,
5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Jan. 14-April 13.

Oakley:

St. Anthony's Catholic Church,
971 O'Hara Ave.,
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturdays, Feb. 4 - April 15.

Brentwood:

One-Stop Career Center,
281 Pine St., Brentwood,
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturdays, Feb. 11 and 25, March 11 and 25, and April 8.

Concord:

CCEDO Monument Futures,
2699 Monument Blvd., Ste. G,
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturdays, Feb. 4 - April 15;

Catholic Charities Family Service Center,
3540 Chestnut Ave.,
4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Feb. 1 - April 6;

Concord One-Stop,
4071 Port Chicago Hwy,
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturdays, Feb. 4 - April 15.

Richmond:

Community Housing Development Corp. of North Richmond,
Senior Community Room,
1555 Third St.,
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturdays, Jan. 28 - April 15;

Police Activities League,
2200 Macdonald Ave.,
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays,
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 24 - April 13;

Pullman Point Community Room,
2989 Pullman Ave.,
3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Feb. 1 - April 6.

San Pablo:

One-Stop Career Center,
2300 El Portal Drive, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesdays, Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturdays, Feb. 2 - April 15.

Who

The EIKISI program is sponsored by the Family Economic Security Partnership (FESP), a public, private and nonprofit collaboration including the Contra Costa Employment and Human Services Department, Contra Costa Health Services, United Way of the Bay Area, First Five Contra Costa, IRS, and the East Bay Community Foundation. For more information on EIKISI, visit: cchealth.org or call 800-358-8832.


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  • Lloyd Madden
  • 925-313-1736