MELS Tax Webinar Online Now, Free Tax Prep Starts Feb. 1

By DIANE S. WILLIAMS

The MELS Tax Tips Webinar video and PowerPoint slide show are now available online. 

“We had a successful turnout for this virtual webinar to help our members with their 2020 taxes,” said MELS Chief Counsel Bill Whalen. “The union continues to anticipate members’ needs in order to provide services they can really use.”

The Jan. 27 MELS Tax Tips live event had 280 DC 37 members and retirees log on to watch MELS Co-Supervising Attorney Shelly Barasch, who is also an accountant, explain what’s new for tax year 2020, such as what’s income, what’s not? Barasch also discussed filing status, standard and itemized deductions, tax credits and more.  

To watch the video or view the slide show, please click here:

MELS Tax Tips webinar video replay:  http://bit.ly/3a4JtVC
MELS Tax Tips webinar slides:  http://bit.ly/3qXdvkT

Starting Feb. 1, Food Bank for NYC will offer free, contactless tax preparation services for low income New Yorkers to help them get the refunds and credits they are entitled to, including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) that can be worth up to $8,852 for some families. Here is the Food Bank for NYC link: https://www.foodbanknyc.org/taxhelp/

The deadline to file is April 15, 2021.

 

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