Free tax preparation service offered this week in Fresno, Hanford

The state Controller’s Office will offer free tax preparation help atevents Thursday in Fresno and Saturday in Hanford.

People with household incomes of $53,000 or less are eligible for the help, which is available in English and Spanish from IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers. The events:

• Thursday from 1-5 p.m at the Cesar Chavez Adult Education Center, 2500 Stanislaus St., Room 105 in Fresno. Appointments are required and can be made by calling (559) 445-5532.

• Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kings Community Action Organization, 1130 N. 11th Ave. in Hanford. Appointments can be made by calling (559) 415-7230.