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Utter the word “taxes” and you’ll get a shudder from most Americans across the country.

While the filing deadline for personal income taxes may not be until April 15th, both financial experts and your average Joe will tell you that this is one area where procrastination should be avoided at all costs.

For Latinos, who are not always known for their punctuality, now is when they should be getting their financial affairs in order, experts say.

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Tax season is here, and with it might come new questions about your taxes or financial situation. One of the most common misconceptions among members of the Hispanic community is that you need to pay someone to prepare your taxes in order to get your biggest refund.

Mike Periu

This can be very costly in terms of time and money. You work hard for your money and deserve to keep every penny of it.  By filing your taxes online with TurboTax, you could save an average of $100 or more over going to a tax store.

For this reason, TurboTax gives you the opportunity to learn how to take control of your financial future during a free webinar this upcoming Tuesday, February 26. The session will be led by Mike Periu, a financial expert with more than 14 years of experience in the Hispanic community.

He will share tips on how you can start taking control of your finances, starting with filing your own taxes by the April 15 deadline. Mike will also answer live questions during the webinar.

This webinar will only be in Spanish. To access it, follow these steps:

1. Go online next Tuesday, February 26  at 7:00 p.m. EST (6:00 p.m. CST / 4:00 p.m. PST)

2. Click on the following Webex link:

https://turbotax.webex.com/turbotax/onstage/g.php?d=667940175&t=a

3. Follow the instructions on the screen and enter your city, name and email.

4. Depending on your computer settings, Webex might ask your permission to install free and safe software.

We know you work hard to earn your money, so don’t miss the opportunity to learn how to keep more of it by taking control of your financial future.

Small business

The devil is in the details is the lesson from David and Veronda Durden who were denied a $25,000+ deduction on their tax returns for a charitable contribution they made to their church. Why? Because of a simple technicality. The IRS disallowed the deduction, increasing their tax liability by thousands of dollars, because the proof they had confirming the donation didn’t meet all of the IRS’ strict requirements.

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Small business

“Only in America” can a Turkish dairy farmer come to learn English, start a small business with borrowed money and become a billionaire in five years while beating the pants off of Fortune 500, writes Bryan Gruley of Bloomberg Businessweek.  That’s the life story of Hamdi Ulukaya, founder and sole owner of Chobani, maker of Greek yogurt.

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