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Consumer Alert:

01/13/2006

Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Urges Spanish-speaking Floridians to Watch Tax Assistance Broadcast

 

 

CONTACT:
Tami Torres or Bob Lotane
(850) 413-2842
 
Tom Gallagher, Florida's chief financial officer, today urged Spanish-speaking Floridians to join the national television network Telemundo for a special one-hour tax program for Spanish-speaking taxpayers on Sunday, Jan. 15. The program, "Los Impuestos y Usted" ("Taxes and You"), will air at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time, and at 2:30 p.m. Central Time. 
 
 "This is a great service that Telemundo is providing for our Spanish-speaking friends," said Gallagher.  "We need to provide as much help as possible to help taxpayers fill out their returns accurately but also to make sure they do not over pay their taxes and get the maximum refund they are entitled to."

 "Los Impuestos y Usted" will cover many tax issues. Tax experts from the IRS also will discuss taxpayers' rights and tell where taxpayers can receive help preparing their returns. Information about the IRS is available in Spanish online at http://www.irs.gov/espanol or toll-free by telephone at 1-800-829-1040, extension 8. 
 
As a statewide elected officer of the Florida Cabinet, Chief Financial Officer Tom Gallagher oversees the Department of Financial Services, a multi-division state agency responsible for management of state funds and unclaimed property, assisting consumers who request information and help related to financial services, and investigating financial fraud. Gallagher also serves as the State Fire Marshal.