Watch the MELS Tax Webinar Online

By DIANE S. WILLIAMS

Three hundred DC 37 members and retirees joined the virtual Municipal Employees Legal Services (MELS) Tax Webinar on Jan. 26. MELS’ legal experts discussed taxable income, earned income tax credit, tips, and more.

A recording and slideshow are now available:

Video Replay:  https://bit.ly/3o1JIbX   Slides:  https://bit.ly/3u3E7p7

Additionally, Food Bank for NYC offers free, contactless tax preparation services for low-income New Yorkers. Get the refunds and credits you may be entitled to, including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) that can be worth up to $8,852 for some families. Free tax prep is available at https://www.foodbanknyc.org/taxhelp/. Call 646-981-6111, Monday through Friday, 10 AM to 4 PM, or email: eitc@foodbanknyc.org. Also, New Yorkers can call 311 for tax preparer information.

The IRS will accept 2021 tax returns starting on Jan. 31. The deadline to file is April 18, 2022.

For more information on the free legal services the union provides, call the MELS Screening Unit at 212 815-1111 or email: MELSscreeningunit@dc37.net.

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