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Free Tax Preparation Deloitte’s Community Assistance Tax Day! Sat. Feb 27

February 17, 2016 in Community Events, Community News

 

 

volunteerFairfaxTax season is here! Here’s Your Tax Team Ready to Help!

 

IRS-trained tax professionals from Deloitte will provide free tax preparation for individuals and families who earned less than $54,000 in 2015.  The event is on Saturday, February 27. Volunteers will process Federal and state tax returns from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a goal of getting clients the best tax return possible. Childcare, free parking and complimentary snacks will be provided.  Spanish, Vietnamese, and Korean language translators will also be available, as well as ASL Language interpreters.
 
WHAT:
Deloitte, in collaboration with Fairfax County Department of Family Services and Volunteer Fairfax presents Community Assistance Tax Day, a VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program.


WHO: 
Individuals and families who earned less than $54,000 in 2015.
 
For information on what to bring with you for a successful appointment click here.
WHEN:
Saturday, February 27 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
 
WHERE:  
Fairfax SkillSource Center, 7611 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA  22003
HOW:
Appointments are available by email at taxday@volunteerfairfax.org, or call
703-246-3896. Walk-ins are also welcome.

2015 Virginia Sales Tax Holiday: Aug. 7-9

August 4, 2015 in Community News

From – Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management

Virginia is hosting the Sales Tax Holiday August 7-9, 2015. Back-to-school supplies will be tax-free, along with emergency preparedness supplies. Please share the attached flyer with your networks!

Tax-free emergency preparedness items:

  • Batteries, coolers, flashlights, weather radios, first aid kits, and more up to $60!
  • Chainsaws up to $350
  • Chainsaw accessories up to $60
  • Generators up to $1000

More info: http://www.tax.virginia.gov/content/sales-tax-holiday

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQbZ0fDwPRw

DOWNLOAD – 2015 Virginia Sales Tax Holiday – Emergency Preparedness Items

 

Free Small Business Legal Clinic-April 1 WED.

March 25, 2015 in Community Events

 

 

Next Wednesday, Gallaudet is hosting a free small business clinic! Volunteer attorneys from the DC Bar Pro Bono Program will meet with folks from the campus and the surrounding community to provide basic legal business services, including question-and-answer sessions, and paperwork review.

Do you own a business or are thinking about starting one? Do you need legal advice but never had the opportunity to sit down with a lawyer? If so, the Free Small Business Legal Clinic is the perfect opportunity for you. Volunteer attorneys from the DC Bar Pro Bono Program are coming to Gallaudet to meet with you and provide basic legal business services, including question-and-answer sessions, and paperwork review. They will answer a wide range of business questions, including but not limited to: business formation, employment law, taxation, intellectual property, and real estate leases.

Date: April 1
Time: 5-7:30 pm
Location: JSAC Multipurpose Room

Please note:

DOWNLOAD – Gallaudet Legal Clinic Flyer

 

Free Tax Preparation on February 28th!

February 13, 2015 in Community Events

 

Greetings!

For the 8th year in a row, Deloitte LLP is providing free tax preparation for low-to-middle-income individuals and families.  Eligible participants are those who made up to $53,000 in 2014.  VITA-certified volunteers from Deloitte will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on a first come, first serve basis, and childcare is provided on-site. An ASL Interpreter will also be on site to assist with tax preparation. Pre-registration is available but not required by calling (703) 246-3896 or e- mailing TaxDay@volunteerfairfax.orgLEARN MORE.

  • WHO: Individuals and families who made less than $53K in 2014.
  • WHAT: Deloitte will participate in  its 8th free Community Tax Day  with the Fairfax County Department of Family Services and Volunteer Fairfax. This IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (“VITA”) program offers free assistance with 2014 Federal tax returns for households with a total income of $53,000 or less. Free food, parking and onsite childcare is available to participating families.  For more information about VITA, please visit www.nvacash.org.
  • WHEN: Saturday, February 28, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • WHERE: Fairfax SkillSource Center – Annandale Heritage Center
    7611 Little River Turnpike (West Wing), Suite 300W
    Annandale, VA 22003

Please feel free to forward to your family, friends, coworkers and houses of worship or anyone else who may benefit.

Please see the flyer (in English and Spanish) with important information about the Community Tax Day including a friendly reminder about what to bring to an appointment.

 

National hearing test free period extended to end of June

June 24, 2014 in Community News, Hearing Loss & Deafness

 

Indianapolis Recorder
Posted: Monday, June 23, 2014
Source: http://www.indianapolisrecorder.com/health/article_4e751f04-faf2-11e3-9858-0019bb2963f4.html

 

Are Americans warming up to a free over-the-phone hearing test developed by Indiana University researchers and funded by a grant from NIH? As news about the test spreads, the answer seems to be a resounding “Yes!” Better yet, the test is being offered free through the end of June.

“Many European countries and Australia already offer this kind of test,” said Dr. Charles Watson, chief scientist for the National Hearing Test. “Nearly half of adults over 48 experience hearing loss, yet few seek help. The National Hearing Test lets them assess their own hearing by phone in the privacy of their own homes.”

Left untreated, hearing loss can lead to job problems and income reduction, social isolation, embarrassment, and significantly lower quality of life. Hearing loss is irreversible, but if caught early, steps can be taken to keep its effects from worsening.

This was the impetus for a new hearing test now widely available in the United States and offered free during June. Within one month of the National Hearing Test’s first major national push, more than 30,000 Americans have used the service.

Developed by hearing scientists with funding from the National Institutes of Health, the National Hearing Test is a quick and accurate hearing screening. The screening can be conveniently taken over a telephone in one’s home or office. To take the test, a person simply calls the toll-free National Hearing Test number at (866) 223-7575 and follows the directions provided. The test takes approximately 10 minutes.

The National Hearing Test is provided on a non-profit basis as a public service and has no financial connection with any hearing products or services. The test regularly costs $8.

Read More  . . .

Free Hearing Screenings – Arlington Lee Senior Center

April 23, 2014 in NVRC Announcements

Arlington LogoArlington, Virginia

Free hearing screenings will be provided by Outreach Specialist, Marla Dougherty at:

Lee Senior Center
5722 Lee Hwy., Arlington
Wednesday, July 9; 10:00-11:30
RSVP required – 703-228-0555

 

NVRC does not sell hearing aids or assistive listening devices.

 

Free Hearing Screenings – Culpepper Gardens Senior Center

April 23, 2014 in NVRC Announcements

Arlington LogoArlington, Virginia

Free hearing screenings will be provided by Outreach Specialist, Marla Dougherty at:

Culpepper Gardens Senior Center
4435 N. Pershing Dr, Arlington
Wednesday, June 11; 10:00-11:30
RSVP required – 703-228-4403

 

NVRC does not sell hearing aids or assistive listening devices.

 

Free Hearing Screenings – Walter Reed Senior Center

April 23, 2014 in NVRC Announcements

Arlington LogoArlington, Virginia

Free hearing screenings will be provided by Outreach Specialist, Marla Dougherty at :

Walter Reed Senior Center  2909 S. 16th St., Arlington
Wednesday, May 14;  10:00-11:30
RSVP required – 703-228-0955

 

NVRC does not sell hearing aids or assistive listening devices.

 

Cued Speech Class Now Forming

December 3, 2013 in Community News, Hearing Loss & Deafness

CUED SPEECH CLASS

Now Forming!

 If you are a Teacher, I.A., SLP, Audiologist, Parent, Community Member, or are interested in a career  working with deaf students,

you are welcome to attend this free series of classes to learn

Cued American English. 

Introduction and First Class on

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

6:30-8:00 P.M. 

Classes are held on consecutive Tuesdays for 8 weeks, each session scheduled for 6:30-8:00 pm.

These FREE classes are held at

Canterbury Woods Elementary School

4910 Willet Drive  Annandale, VA

What is Cued Speech?  Cued Speech is a visual system of communication which allows a deaf person access to the phonemes of a language. In Cued American English, the 40 phonemes (sounds) that combine to form the over 500,000 English words are represented with 8 hand shapes (consonants) and 4 placements around the face (vowels). Cued American English is used with many deaf students in Fairfax County Public Schools and throughout the United States. (www.cuedspeech.org)

For questions or to register, please e-mail:  BCBlair@fcps.edu 

(If you are a current FCPS employee, register on MyPLT – search words “Cued Speech.”)


Distributed 2013 by Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC), 3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030; www.nvrc.org; 703-352-9055 V, 703-352-9056 TTY, 703-352-9058 Fax. Items in this newsletter are provided for information purposes only; NVRC does not endorse products or services. You do not need permission to share this information, but please be sure to credit NVRC.

Employment Strategies for People with Disabilities- Nov. 15

September 14, 2013 in Advocacy & Access, Employment

Join Us

Be Prepared: Employment Strategies for People with Disabilities

SAVE THE DATE

Friday, November 15, 2013
8:00 am – 3:00 pm

 Fairfax County Government Center

12000 Government Center Pkwy, Fairfax, VA 22035

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Join Us for a Day of Educational Workshops:

  • Marketable skills
  • Federal Employment
  • Managing benefits while working
  • Assistive technology
  • Reasonable accommodations
  • Overcoming barriers

Workshops are designed for job seekers with disabilities, their family
members, employers, and vocational rehabilitation professionals

 

Registration for this FREE event opens October 1.
For more information , contact:
jill.clark@fairfaxcounty.gov
703-324-5874, TTY 703-449-1186

Sponsored by the fairfax Area Long Term Care Coordinating Council

For reasonable accommodations of to request information
in an alternate format, call 703-324-5874, TTY 703-449-1186

ASL Intepreted!! Free Tax Preparation in Fairfax on February 23 for Qualified Individuals

February 21, 2013 in Community Events, Community News

Volunteer Fairfax has just announced that an ASL Interpreter will be on hand for this event

Free Tax Preparation on February 23rd! 

Tax Preparation

For the seventh year in a row, Deloitte LLP is providing free tax preparation for low-to-middle-income individuals and families on Saturday, February 23.  Eligible participants are those who make up to $51,000 in 2012.  Trained tax professionals will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on a first come, first serve basis, and childcare is provided on-site. Pre-registration is available but not required by calling (703) 324-7280. LEARN MORE at http://www.volunteerfairfax.org/individuals/vita.phpWHO: Individuals and families who made less than $51K in 2012.WHAT: Deloitte will participate in its seventh free Community Tax Day  with the Fairfax County Department of Family Services and Volunteer Fairfax. This IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (“VITA”) program offers free assistance with 2012 Federal tax returns for households with a total income of $51,000 or less. Free food and onsite childcare is available to participating families.  For more information, please visit www.nvacash.org.

WHEN: Saturday, February 23
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Read more . . . →

Free Tax Preparation in Fairfax on February 23 for Qualified Individuals

February 14, 2013 in Community Events, Community News, Families

Free Tax Preparation on February 23rd! 

NVRC NOTE: Provision of sign language interpreters is not mentioned
We encourage you to contact Volunteer Fairfax to request one if needed.

Tax Preparation

For the seventh year in a row, Deloitte LLP is providing free tax preparation for low-to-middle-income individuals and families on Saturday, February 23.  Eligible participants are those who make up to $51,000 in 2012.  Trained tax professionals will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on a first come, first serve basis, and childcare is provided on-site. Pre-registration is available but not required by calling (703) 324-7280. LEARN MORE at http://www.volunteerfairfax.org/individuals/vita.php

WHO: Individuals and families who made less than $51K in 2012.

WHAT: Deloitte will participate in its seventh free Community Tax Day  with the Fairfax County Department of Family Services and Volunteer Fairfax. This IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (“VITA”) program offers free assistance with 2012 Federal tax returns for households with a total income of $51,000 or less. Free food and onsite childcare is available to participating families.  For more information, please visit www.nvacash.org.

WHEN: Saturday, February 23
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Fairfax SkillSource Center – Annandale Heritage Center
7611 Little River Turnpike (West Wing), Suite 300W
Annandale, VA 22003

HOW: To reserve your spot, call 703-324-7280; TTY 711. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Please feel free to forward to your clients, family, friends, coworkers and houses of worship or anyone else that may benefit. Thank you for your help getting the word out about the Free Community Tax Day on February 23!

 


Distributed 2013 by Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC), 3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030; www.nvrc.org; 703-352-9055 V, 703-352-9056 TTY, 703-352-9058 Fax. Items in this newsletter are provided for information purposes only; NVRC does not endorse products or services. This news service is free of charge, but donations are greatly appreciated.