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MAXIMIZE YOUR MONEY BY USING UNITED WAY’S FREE TAX FILING PROGRAMS
United Way of Escambia County offers free online or in-person tax filing options for those with a household income of $62,000 or less in Escambia or Santa Rosa counties. Last year, the impact of United Way’s tax programs exceeded $5.1 million.
Taxpayers can maximize their money:
• Online - File taxes anywhere, anytime at www.myfreetaxes.com. If questions arise, call the MyFreeTaxes Helpline at 1-855-698-9435.
• In-person - Go to a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site and have an IRS-certified volunteer prepare taxes one-on-one. Dial 2-1-1 or visit www.unitedwayescambia.org/taxhelp for locations and hours of operation.
Make sure to have the following when filing taxes: state or federal photo identification; Social Security cards for all members of the household; all W2s, 1095s, 1098s, 1099s, investment statements and other tax forms; bank account information for direct deposit and last year’s tax return if available.
As a United Way Board Member and the Executive Director of Alumni Affairs at Pensacola State College (PSC), Patrice Whitten knows the value of providing free tax preparation to the community. “The Earned Income Tax Credit is a benefit for working people who have low to moderate income. It reduces the amount of tax someone owes and may give them the opportunity to receive an otherwise unknown and unclaimed tax refund.” Whitten says, “at no charge, individuals receive the added benefit of working with a trained tax-preparer.”
All VITA sites will open during the week of February 1 through the end of the tax season. For the first time this year, the PSC Century Center will open a temporary VITA site from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on January 29 and February 6. This site is by appointment only. Taxpayers should call 2-1-1 to reserve a spot and to learn about other one-time events held in Escambia County during tax season.
Marketing materials containing information about these two tax assistance programs are available for distribution. To receive those materials and for questions concerning VITA or MyFreeTaxes.com, contact Carlee Hoffmann, Program Outreach Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 850-434-3157.
By living core values of serving the community with Integrity, Leadership, Inclusiveness, Volunteerism and Excellence (I LIVE), United Way of Escambia County is working to meet a mission of uniting our community and leveraging resources to improve lives.
EXPERIENCE YOGA @ THE PMA!
The Pensacola Museum of Art will host Yoga @ the PMA the first Monday of each month at 4:30 p.m. Instructor Nancy LaNasa leads the 60-minute session, open to all skill levels [beginners or advanced]. By organizing this event, the PMA encourages the public to rediscover their Museum as a space of contemplation. Art and yoga have complimentary and intrinsically valuable benefits and the galleries provide the perfect space to awaken your imagination.
Schedule: First Monday of each month
Monday 2.1.16 | 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Monday 3.7.16 | 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Monday 4.4.16 | 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Price: Free with the cost of Museum admission. PMA Members are free.
What to Bring: Towel, mat, water bottle
Yoga Instructor Biography:
Nancy LaNasa - www.pensacolamuseum.org/yoga--the-pma.html
THE 22ND ANNUAL “HAVE A HEART FOR ART” BRIDGE LUNCHEON AND FASHION SHOW
The Pensacola Museum of Art Guild is pleased to announce that tickets for The 22nd Annual “Have a Heart for Art” Bridge Luncheon and Fashion Show are now available.
“Have a Heart for Art” will be held February 16th at the Pensacola Country Club. Tickets for the event are $50.00 and include your choice of bridge, or a variety of other games, lunch and a fashion show presented by Bluetique.
This year’s event will also include, door prizes, the “Pot of Gold”, and an array of silent auction item including a golf outing with Downing Gray and Pensacola Cultural Packages.
Proceeds from this fantastic event benefit the Pensacola Museum of Art exhibitions and education programs. For ticket information please contact Elyse Bernstein at 850-912-4644.
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