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20 September 2011

HAF and H&R Block renew program to educate Spanish-speaking taxpayers

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The Hispanic Access Foundation has announced it will continue its partnership with H&R Block, the world’s largest tax services provider, to launch the next phase of its campaign “Prepárate Para Un Futuro Mejor” (Prepare Yourself for a Better Future) to educate Spanish-speaking taxpayers about tax issues affecting where they live, work and congregate. The outreach efforts, set to kick off this summer, will be targeting cities around the nation.

HAF and H&R Block will work with faith and community leaders in select communities to discuss tax topics, promote free workshops called Tax Talks and participate in community events.

“Hispanics, particularly those with limited English proficiency, need access to quality information in their language and to bilingual tax experts to help build their understanding about taxes,” said Maite Arce, executive director of HAF. “With over 2,100 bilingual offices nationwide, H&R Block is an ideal partner to help this population.”

The program’s goal is to increase Hispanics’ knowledge of the key elements that are critical to understand and consider when filing a tax return. These elements include the benefits of establishing an accurate tax history in the U.S. and how a tax return is an important tool when building a financial plan.

“Hispanics have a unique set of issues they deal with when it comes to taxes that are confusing and easy to overlook,” Arce said. “Through tax education we can help position them for greater long-term financial success.”

For more information about the local events, call us toll-free at 1-800-206-9096.

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