Past Events

Tax Help Workshop

Event Date and Time

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS-19 OUTBREAK, THE EVENTS LISTED BELOW ARE EITHER POSTPONED OR CANCELED. PLEASE CONTACT MY OFFICE AT 916-464-1910 FOR UPDATES.

Receive help with your 2019 tax return. Professional accountants and IRS-certified volunteers will be on-hand to assist with FREE tax preparation for low-to-moderate income individuals, families and small business owners.

For a full list of workshops, please visit the United Way.

Items to bring with you:

  • Photo ID
  • Social Security Card or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number for all family members
  • All W-2s and 1099s (or list of cash income or check stubs)
  • Other income/expense information
  • Total Tuition Fees & Expenses
  • Total Expenses Paid for Child/Day Care
  • Day Care Provider’s Identifying Number
  • Bank Account & Routing Number (if you want direct deposit)
  • Last year’s tax return
  • Information on any estimated tax payments made for the year (small business owners)

VITA Tax Assistance Workshops
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program provides FREE basic tax return preparation for those making less than $54,000 a year.  VITA Workshops are held in numerous locations in Sacramento County. For schedules and site information, call 2-1-1.

CITRUS HEIGHTS
Asian Resources, Inc.
5750 Sunrise Blvd. - Suite 100
MONDAYS
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
*Services in Spanish, Tagalog, Hmong, Lao
Call (916) 745-4313 for appointment

NORTH HIGHLANDS
Department of Human Assistance
5747 Watt Ave. 
MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS
5 – 7 p.m.
* Services in English and Russian

RANCHO CORDOVA
Department of Human Assistance
10013 Folsom Blvd. – Suite #1
MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS
5 - 7 p.m.
*Services in English and Russian

Folsom Cordova Community Partnership
10665 Coloma Rd. – Suite #200
SATURDAYS
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
*Services in Spanish and Russian

SACRAMENTO
Department of Human Assistance
2700 Fulton Ave.
TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS
5 – 7 p.m.
SATURDAYS
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
* Services in English and Russian

Goodwill Industries
8001 Folsom Blvd.
THURSDAYS & FRIDAYS*
*3/5/20 – 4/10/20
10 – 11 a.m.

Grant Union High School
1400 Grand Ave.
SATURDAYS*
*2/1/20, 2/29/20, 3/28/20
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
*Services in English, Spanish, Russian

Internal Revenue Service
4330 Watt Ave.
3/13/20 ONLY
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

International Rescue Committee
2020 Hurley Way - Suite 420
SATURDAYS*
*2/15/20 – 2/29/20 and 3/14/20 – 3/28/20
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
* Services in English, Dari, Farsi, Arabic, Russian, Spanish

For a full list of workshops, please visit the United Way.

 

Tax Help Workshop

Event Date and Time

Assemblyman Ken Cooley invites you to receive help with your 2019 tax return. Professional accountants and IRS-certified volunteers will be on-hand to assist with FREE tax preparation for low-to-moderate income individuals, families and small business owners.

Saturday March 21
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Office of Asian Resources, Inc. 
5750 Sunrise Blvd. Ste 100

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For more information, call the District Office at (916) 464-1910.

Items to bring with you:

  • Photo ID
  • Social Security Card or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number for all family members
  • All W-2s and 1099s (or list of cash income or check stubs)
  • Other income/expense information
  • Total Tuition Fees & Expenses
  • Total Expenses Paid for Child/Day Care
  • Day Care Provider’s Identifying Number
  • Bank Account & Routing Number (if you want direct deposit)
  • Last year’s tax return
  • Information on any estimated tax payments made for the year (small business owners)

VITA Tax Assistance Workshops
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program provides FREE basic tax return preparation for those making less than $54,000 a year.  VITA Workshops are held in numerous locations in Sacramento County. For schedules and site information, call 2-1-1.

CITRUS HEIGHTS
Asian Resources, Inc.
5750 Sunrise Blvd. - Suite 100
MONDAYS
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
*Services in Spanish, Tagalog, Hmong, Lao
Call (916) 745-4313 for appointment

NORTH HIGHLANDS
Department of Human Assistance
5747 Watt Ave. 
MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS
5 – 7 p.m.
* Services in English and Russian

RANCHO CORDOVA
Department of Human Assistance
10013 Folsom Blvd. – Suite #1
MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS
5 - 7 p.m.
*Services in English and Russian

Folsom Cordova Community Partnership
10665 Coloma Rd. – Suite #200
SATURDAYS
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
*Services in Spanish and Russian

SACRAMENTO
Department of Human Assistance
2700 Fulton Ave.
TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS
5 – 7 p.m.
SATURDAYS
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
* Services in English and Russian

Goodwill Industries
8001 Folsom Blvd.
THURSDAYS & FRIDAYS*
*3/5/20 – 4/10/20
10 – 11 a.m.

Grant Union High School
1400 Grand Ave.
SATURDAYS*
*2/1/20, 2/29/20, 3/28/20
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
*Services in English, Spanish, Russian

Internal Revenue Service
4330 Watt Ave.
3/13/20 ONLY
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

International Rescue Committee
2020 Hurley Way - Suite 420
SATURDAYS*
*2/15/20 – 2/29/20 and 3/14/20 – 3/28/20
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
* Services in English, Dari, Farsi, Arabic, Russian, Spanish

For a full list of workshops, please visit the United Way.

 

 

 

Pancakes & Resources

Event Date and Time

Pancake Breakfast and Senior Scam Stopper Seminar GraphicYou’re invited to enjoy a no-cost pancake breakfast, and get important information about fraud/identity theft prevention, wills and estate planning, legislation affecting the community and more.

Tuesday, December 3

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. – Breakfast
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. – Program

Carmichael Presbyterian Church

5645 Marconi Avenue
Carmichael, CA 95608

Seniors, families and caregivers are encouraged to attend this FREE resource workshop.

For more information please call (916) 464-1910. To RSVP click on the button below.

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Community Coffee

Event Date and Time

Community Coffee E-Alert Graphic

Please join me for community coffee in Vineyard and Arden Arcade.  Come by to discuss important issues, get help with a state agency, have a cup of coffee, or just say hello. 

Saturday, November 2

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Pat O’Brien Community Center
8025 Waterman Road

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11:00 am – 12:30 p.m.
Swanston Community Center
2350 Northrop Avenue

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For more information or assistance, please call (916) 464-1910.

Assemblyman Ken Cooley Hosts Employment Opportunity Fair

Event Date and Time

Join Assemblyman Ken Cooley at an Employment Opportunity Fair to learn how to apply for state employment, develop interview skills and practice resume writing. Employers from the public and private sector will be on hand to interact with job seekers.

Tuesday, October 8
8:00 -11:00 a.m.

Fulton El Camino Recreation & Park District 
2201 Cottage Way - Conzelmann Room
Sacramento

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or call (916) 464-1910.

Employment Fair Workshop Schedule

8:15 a.m. - How to Apply for a State Job Workshop
9:15 a.m. - Resume Building Workshop
10:15 a.m. - Interviewing Skills Workshop

 

Public Employers

California Census Bureau

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR)

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL Fire)

California Department of Human Resources (CAL HR)

California Department of Justice (DOJ)

California Department of Public Health (CDPH)

California Department of State Hospitals (DSH)

California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS)

California Department of Water Resources (DWR)

California Energy Commission

California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) 

California Office of Systems Integration (OSI)

California Prison Industry Authority (CALPIA)

California State Controller’s Office (SCO)

Folsom Cordova Unified School District (FCUSD)

Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance

Sacramento County Department of Personal Services

Sacramento Employment and Training Agency (SETA)

Social Security Administration (SSA)

United States Army

 

Private Employers

Crossroads Diversified Services

H&R Block

Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)  

Western Electrical Contractors Association (WECA)

 

 

2019 Carmichael Founders Day

Event Date and Time

Please join us and the Carmichael Recreation and Park District as we celebrate 110 years of Carmichael as a community at Carmichael Founders Day.  At this free family event you will find many activities planned, including a Car Show and a Kids zone.  If you have any questions or need assistance with a state agency, please visit my resource booth at Carmichael Founders Day.

Saturday, September 28, 2019
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Carmichael Park
5750 Grant Ave.
Carmichael, CA 95608

More info: https://www.carmichaelpark.com/2018-09-22-founders-day

23rd Annual Sunday Funday

Event Date and Time

Please join us and the Sunrise Recreation and Park District as we enjoy the 23rd Annual Sunday Funday.  At this free family event you will find many fun activities, including inflatables, pony rides, business and craft booths, music with live DJ’s, Citrus Heights Police K-9 Demonstrations, and Kid, Fun Zones.

If you have any questions or need assistance with a state agency, please visit my resource booth at Sunday Funday in Citrus Heights.

Sunday, September 22, 2019
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Rusch Park - West End
7801 Auburn Blvd.
Citrus Heights, CA 95610

More info: https://www.sunriseparks.com/2018-09-23-sunday-funday

24th Annual Sima Spector Healthy Families Healthy Lives Conference

Event Date and Time

Increase your awareness of sleep, and its vital role in achieving good health and well-being.

Thursday, September 19
5:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Rancho Cordova City Hall
2729 Prospect Park Dr.                                                                                                                            

Understand the importance of sleep for adults, teenagers, and children from;

  • Lydia Wytrzes, MD - Board Certified Neurologist/Sleep Specialist and Director of Sutter Sleep Center (Sacramento/Roseville)
  • Valerie Wolfe, PhD - Director of Wolfe Sleep and Wellness and Lead Psychologist at Summit Pain Management Institute (Auburn)
  • Erika Meredith, PT, DPT - Orthopedic Clinical Specialist at Kaiser Permanente (Elk Grove)

Local health and community based organizations will also be present. Attendance and parking are free, and all are welcome to attend. A light meal will be provided.

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The Sima Spector Health Conference originated from Hadassah Women's Zionist Organization of America, this annual conference provides free quality health education and information to women of all ages and all ethnic/cultural backgrounds. Sima Spector organized and led the Hadassah "Healthy Women, Healthy Lives" Women's Health Conference in the Sacramento area from 1994 until 2006, when she was tragically killed by a drunk driver. During the past decade, the conference was renamed to honor her memory and her dedication to health education.

Presented by the Sacramento Chapter of HADASSAH and NCJW, Sacramento Section

Co-Sponsored by Assemblyman Ken Cooley

Small Business Resource Workshop

Event Date and Time

You’re invited to a FREE Small Business Resource Workshop. Learn about how to start/manage/grow a small business, and increase access to capital.

Friday, April 26
8:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Carmichael Park – Clubhouse
5750 Grant Ave.

The County of Sacramento will present how small businesses can apply for procurement contracts.  The Small Business Development Center will provide tips and resources on how small businesses can create an effective strategy, generate revenue, and grow their bottom line.  California Capital Financial Corporation will share how to generate and identify business opportunities, financing, and reach more customers.

Questions or concerns, call (916) 464-1910.

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VITA LOCATIONS OF FREE TAX PREP SITES 2019 FILING SEASON

Event Date and Time
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Save money and file your taxes for FREE.

Let IRS trained professionals help file your taxes for free.

Households throughout the Sacramento region that earned $60,000 or less in 2018 can receive free tax help in-person from an IRS-trained volunteer.  

 

Two Ways to File for Free

See if you qualify for valuable state and federal tax credits by using one of these two FREE tax return filing services before Monday, April 15, this year’s tax filing deadline:

1.      In person at a Sacramento area tax preparation site (if your household income was $60K or less in 2018). See tax preparation site locations and dates listed below.

2.      Online at MyFreeTaxes.org (if your household income was $66K or less in 2018). All you need is a valid email address, your adjusted gross income (AGI) from the previous year, and your income forms such as a W2, 1099, 1098, etc.

 

How to Schedule an Appointment

Call 2-1-1 or toll free 800-500-4931 to schedule your free tax preparation appointment. See the list of locations below for your closest Free Tax Prep site in your neighborhood.

Save more money – Earned Income Tax Credits

You could earn up to $6,500 through the state (Cal EITC) and federal Earned Income Tax Credits. If you owe taxes, the EITC reduces the amount of taxes you might owe and may allow you a refund when you file your taxes. If you do not owe taxes, the EITC tax credit will provide you with a tax refund when you file your taxes. Learn more at YourFreeTaxMoney.org.

Source of the above information:  https://www.yourlocalunitedway.org/sponsors/volunteer-inco

 

LOCATIONS

Citrus Heights

            Asian Resources, Inc.

            5750 Sunrise Blvd, Suite 100

            Fridays 8:00am to 4:30pm

            Workshops begin February 8 through April 12, 2019

            * Services in English, Spanish, Tagalog, Hmong, Lao available

 

Galt

            Galt Parks and Recreation Department

            610 Chabolla Avenue

            9:00am to 3:00pm

            Workshops begin Saturday March 16, 2019

 

North Highlands

            Department of Human Assistance

            5747 Watt Avenue

            Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 5:00pm to 8:00pm      

            January 30 through March 29, 2019

 

Rancho Cordova

            Folsom Cordova Community Partnership

            10665 Coloma Road, Suite 200

            Saturdays 9:00am to 12:00pm

            February 16 through April 13, 2019

 

            Department of Human Assistance

            10013 Folsom Blvd

            Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 5:00pm to 8:00pm

            January 30 through March 28, 2019

 

Sacramento

            Asian Resources, Inc.

            5100 El Paraiso

            Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:00am to 4:30pm

            February 5 through April 15, 2019

            Monday April 15 8:00am to 4:30pm

 

           Asian Resources, Inc.

            2411 Alhambra Blvd, Suite 110

            Thursdays 8:00am to 4:30pm

            February 7 through April 11, 2019

 

            Department of Human Assistance

            2450 Florin Road

            Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:00pm to 8:00pm, Saturdays 9:00am to 1:00pm

            January 31, through March 30, 2019

 

            Department of Human Assistance

            2700 Fulton Avenue

            Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:00pm to 8:00pm, Saturdays 9:00am to 1:00pm

            January 29, through March 28, 2019

 

            Ethel Hart Senior Center

            915 27th Street

            Saturdays 9:30am to 1:00pm

            February 9 through April 13, 2019

 

            Goodwill Industries

            8001 Folsom Blvd

            Tuesdays-Fridays 10:00am to 12:00pm

            February 26 through April 11, 2019

 

            Grant Union High School

            1400 Grand Avenue

            9:00am to 3:00pm

            Saturdays February 2, March 2, and March 30, 2019

 

            Hiram Johnson High School

            6879 14th Avenue

            9:00am to 3:00pm (Super Events)

            Saturday, February 9 and Saturday March 9, 2019

 

            Internal Revenue Service

            4330 Watt Avenue

            Friday March 15 10:00am to 2:00pm,

            Monday April 15 10:00am to 2:00pm

 

            International Rescue Committee

            2020 Hurley Avenue, Suite 420

            9:00am to 3:00pm

            Saturdays, February 16, February 23, March 23rd and 30th

 

           La Familia Counseling Center

           3301 37th Avenue

           Friday, February 15 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

           Saturday February 16 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

 

            Mexican Consulate

            2093 Arena Blvd

            9:00am to 3:00pm

            Saturday, March 23, 2019

 

            Oak Park

            3425 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

            1:00pm to 4:00pm

            Wednesdays February 6, 13, & 20, 2019

 

            Robla Elementary

            5200 Marysville Blvd

            9:00am to 3:00pm

            Saturday February 23, 2019

 

            Sacramento Food Bank

            3308 Third Avenue

            9:00am to 3:00pm

            Saturday April 13, and Sunday April 14, 2019

           

            Sam Pannell Community Center

            2450 Meadowview Road

            Fridays 10:00am to 1:00pm

            February 8 through April 5, 2019

 

            SEIU Local 1000

            1325 S Street

            9:00am to 4:00pm

            Saturdays February 9, March 9, and April 6, 2019

           

            South Natomas Community Center

            2921 Truxel Road

            10:00am to 1:00pm   

            Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

            February 5 through April 4, 2019

 

            Valley High School

            6300 Ehrhardt Avenue

            9:00am to 3:00pm

            Saturdays March 16 and April 6, 2019

 

Call 2-1-1 or toll free 800-500-4931 to schedule your free tax preparation appointment.

 

What you will need to bring with you to a tax assistance workshop

  • Proof of identification (photo ID)
  • Social Security cards for you, your spouse and dependents 
  • An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter may be substituted for you, your spouse and your dependents if you do not have a Social Security number
  • Proof of foreign status, if applying for an ITIN
  • Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents on the tax return
  • Wage and earning statements (Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R,1099-Misc) from all employers
  • Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)
  • Health Insurance Exemption Certificate, if received
  • A copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available
  • Proof of bank account routing and account numbers for direct deposit such as a blank check
  • To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms
  • Total paid for daycare provider and the daycare provider's tax identifying number such as their Social Security number or business Employer Identification Number
  • Forms 1095-A, B and C, Health Coverage Statements
  • Copies of income transcripts from IRS and state, if applicable
  • Source: https://www.irs.gov/individuals/checklist-for-free-tax-return-preparation

Source of the above information:  https://www.yourlocalunitedway.org/sponsors/volunteer-inco