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¿Cómo afectará la nueva ley de impuestos a la salud financiera de su familia?

(English follows Spanish)  por MEDA Intern Jack Wilger Traducción por Lucia Obregon A fines de diciembre del 2017, el gobierno federal aprobó la “Ley de Reducción de Impuestos y Empleos.” El objetivo principal de la nueva ley es la reducción de los recortes tributarios corporativos, sus cambios en el código tributario también afectarán la manera…

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MEDA Volunteer Noemi Chi-Moran Prepares 96 Tax Returns for Free for the Low-Income Community

When Noemi Chi-Moran moved back to San Francisco last year, she settled into her Excelsior neighborhood home and starting looking for ways to give back. Combining her altruism and a fluency in Spanish, Noemi decided to try preparing taxes for free for the Latino low-income community. When she learned that MEDA did VITA work at…

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Dancer Jeremy Smith Steps into a New Role as MEDA Tax Volunteer

“Volunteering is about more than taxes. People come in expecting that just their taxes will be done, but they end up with so much more,” says MEDA Free Tax Preparation volunteer Jeremy Smith. Over the last three months, Jeremy has gingerly balanced his life as a dancer at ODC with his desire to give back…

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Financial Assets Program Manager Jackie Marcelos’ Speech at 2018 Tax Season Volunteer Thank-You Event

With the season having ended this week, it was time last night to honor the almost 150 volunteers who served 4,400 community members, with around $5 million returned via free tax preparation in San Francisco. At the event, Financial Assets Program Manager Jackie Marcelos (photo, right, accompanied by volunteer Noemi Chin-Moran), gave an impassioned speech,…

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La Temporada de Impuestos está Aquí

(English version follows Spanish) por Director of Asset Building Programs Lucy Arellano con Integrated Services Manager Ernesto Martinez La mayoría de nosotros debemos presentar nuestros impuestos, para el año tributario 2017, antes del 17 de Abril de 2018. Debido a todos los ataques políticos hechos especialmente a nuestra comunidad y los cambios en el código…

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MEDA Tax Season Volunteers Celebrate 3,700+ Returns Prepared and Over $5.4 Million Returned to Low-Income Community

With MEDA staff and volunteers tirelessly preparing tax returns for free this past season, it was definitely time to celebrate after the completion of 11 weeks of hard work. So everyone came together on April 24 to pause and reflect on their having forever bettered the lives of low-income Mission residents. The impact The impact…

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How the EITC Has a Hand in Strengthening our Low-Income Families’ Finances

Today is the 11th annual “Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day” — an important date at MEDA, where most of our historically underresourced tax clients qualify for this credit that lets them keep more of their annual income so they can better afford basic necessities. In the 2016 calendar year, there were 4,518 tax returns…

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Top Tax Tips for 2017

MEDA plans to serve at least 4,500 clients this year via what has quickly become the largest free tax preparation service in San Francisco. The below tax tips are important items to keep in mind when coming to Plaza Adelante (2301 Mission Street @ 19th, Room 203) and its three other VITA sites in San Francisco,…

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¿Está por Vencer su Número de ITIN de Acuerdo a las Nuevas Reglas del IRS?

(Note: Story follows in English.)  Muchas personas en la comunidad han escuchado que hay unos cambios del Servicio de Impuestos Internos (IRS) acerca de los Números de Identificación de Contribuyente Individual para Extranjeros (ITINs). Estos cambios ocurren porque el Acta para Proteger los Americanos de los de Aumentos de los Impuestos, fue firmada y aprobada…

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MEDA Free Tax Preparation Team Helping the Mission Community, Even Outside of Tax Season

The MEDA free tax preparation team had quite the three-month season from mid-January to mid-April 2016. Over 4,000 returns were filed, translating to $5.8 million in refunds. This is just one way MEDA builds community capital for the historically underresourced community of the Mission District. MEDA’s indefatigable tax team, run by staff and supported by over…

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