Please join us on February 14th for "
The Grand Bargain: What You Need to Know," the next event in our new JVS Awake HR series. We will be joined by Tracy Thomas Boland for a discussion about complying with Massachusetts's new minimum wage and paid family leave laws. We will address the “nuts and bolts” of the new law and run through some hypothetical scenarios that show you how the law will play out in real life. We are looking forward to a great discussion!
Each year, JVS offers
free tax-preparation services to individuals and families in the Greater Boston area. The JVS Tax Center helps people file their taxes for free, ensure they are receiving any credits that are due to them, and make the most of their tax refund, while avoiding predatory tax preparation services. Last year, over 550 individuals filed their taxes through the JVS Tax Center, receiving a total of nearly $750,000 in tax refunds, including $250,000 in Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Individuals who worked in 2018 and have a household income of $55,000 or less are eligible for this free service. The Tax Center opens on January 29th, and appointments can be made online starting January 22nd.
Catalina Bello Puentes serves as a Community Outreach Specialist in JVS's English for Advancement Program. She is originally from Bogota, Colombia, and now lives in Revere. Catalina started her journey at JVS as an AmeriCorps member. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Columbia, as well as a Bachelor's degree in Management at UMass Boston. Her favoriate part about working at JVS is getting to help community members and impact lives in a positive way.
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