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Evangeline Giron

Evangeline Giron Evangeline is a California registered tax preparer, a legal document assistant for the general public, and a freelance paralegal offering assistance to various attorneys. She can be reached at her office at 2451 Colorado Blvd. #2, Eagle Rock, CA 90041. Her phone number is (323) 550-1869 or you can check her website at: She is a member of the court-endorsed California Association of Legal Document Assistant (CALDA) and an Associate Member (Non-attorney) of the LA County Bar Association (LACBA).

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Are tax refund loans any good?

INCOME tax season brings with it promises of easy and quick access to money. We have often heard some tax preparers, even the big chains, offering Refund Anticipation Loans (RALs). With a RAL, the preparer promises you get your refund … Continue reading

February 25, 2012

Debt forgiveness in the eye of the IRS

IT’S PROBABLY the cliché of our economic times: foreclosures and short sales one after the other have triggered too many sleepless nights among honest Americans who were trapped into mortgages which were designed to be too perplexing for the average … Continue reading

February 11, 2012

Should you or should you not co-sign for a relative or friend?

CONSIDERING our close relationship ties, it is most likely that at least once in your life you’d be asked to co-sign for a loan for a family or a friend- whether it’s for a vehicle, a mortgage, credit card, or … Continue reading

January 28, 2012

2012 tax season starts January 17, ends April 17

INCOME taxes. For the lower income earner, it is a welcome relief as the government bestows tax credits and benefits. But for the medium to higher income earner, it’s usually dreadful experience as the idea of paying taxes creeps through … Continue reading

January 14, 2012

IRS warns public of tax preparer fraud

MORE and more taxpayers have been receiving it from the IRS….. the audit letter asking to substantiate tax deductible expenses claimed in a prior tax year. In fact, some taxpayers have been or will be receiving it for two to … Continue reading

January 07, 2012

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