802 Notes
The electronic newsletter of Local 802
Dec. 13, 2017 | Send us comments by clicking here
Share some holiday cheer with your fellow musicians! Local 802 members and their guests are invited to the union's annual holiday party, on Wednesday, Dec. 20 at 5 p.m. here at Local 802, featuring refreshments and live music. See you there!


The Greg Ruvolo Big Band Collective merges seasoned New York City jazz veterans with young, up-and-coming, future musical giants. This performance will feature an exciting blend of selections from the Great American Songbook, jazz standards, and holiday compositions in the modern big band style. Join us on Thursday, Dec. 14 at 5 p.m. at Local 802. Come relax between gigs and enjoy live music! Your donations will support the Local 802 Musicians' Emergency Relief Fund, which helps musicians in need. For more information, click here.
taxTAX BILL ALERT
As many of you know, the GOP tax plan could mean that you will no longer be able to deduct your membership dues. I strongly suggest that members pay their yearly dues for 2018 before the end of the year. If you are able, you could even prepay yearly dues for 2019 and beyond and get the deduction on your 2018 taxes. This is definitely something worth thinking about. (Thanks to Local 802 member Ron Lawrence for bringing this to our attention!) Congress could be voting on the tax bill as early as next week. The AFL-CIO is urging union members to call their members of Congress to reject the tax bill. Click here for the AFL-CIO's action alert, or click here to join Local 802's phone bank to ask people across New York to do the same!
-- Wende Namkung, Local 802 Executive Board


(Disclaimer: this tax information is true to the best of our knowledge, but we always recommend that you consult with a tax professional. Allegro will publish our annual tax tips for musicians in the upcoming March 2018 issue.)
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