Owen Thompson Archives

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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Our Self-Employed Self-Assessment to Ensure You’re Doing Everything Required

A stroll through the Mission this morning showcased many people taking the self-employment route. From daycare providers keeping a watchful eye on neighborhood kids to housecleaners toting supplies to landscapers ready to till the soil, these hardworking individuals are drawn to the dream of flexible hours and freedom from having a boss. While those are…

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Social Enterprise at Work: Mission Techies Tackle a Taxing Task

After a productive 2014 tax season–with almost 3,400 clients served at no charge and more than $5.3 million in refunds garnered–MEDA’s seemingly tireless Free Tax Preparation staff and 120 volunteers were a bit worn down. Unfortunately, so were some of the tax department computers. Action was needed to get these laptops refurbished for the reminder of…

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