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The IRS is now using private debt collectors
by Colleen Tressler
Consumer Education Specialist, FTC
Do you have a debt with the IRS that’s more than two years old? If so, you might be getting a letter from the IRS about your account being transferred to a private debt collector. This new program only applies to taxpayers who have had an IRS debt for years, and who were previously contacted about it by the IRS. Here’s how it will work – and how to spot a scam.
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FLACDC is seeking up to 30 Creators in 3 categories, Housing, Economic Development and Programs that Empower People, to participate in the 2017 Community Investment Connections EXPO. The goal is to have 10 Creators in each category and most Florida-based nonprofits serving low- to moderate-income communities are eligible to apply. Creator Application 2017
Creators will benefit from:
-Sales pitch practice
-‘Shark Tank’ style project presentation at EXPO
-Presentation feedback from experts in our field
-Chance to be selected as Best Project in your category
Applicants are asked to identify their organization and Creator Team (2 people) and provide some basic information about their project. Submissions will be reviewed and scored by a 3 person panel representative of the industry. Creators will be selected on a competitive basis with priority given to FLACDC members* and Organizations that have achieved CDC Certification.
Applications are due Fri., May 4th. The application fee is $25 for FLACDC Members and $50 for non-Members. Once an application is submitted on-line, FLACDC will email the invoice and signature confirmation documents. Applications will be reviewed when payment is received. Be a CREATOR – just click the following link Creator Application 2017
*Not sure of your membership status? Call Terry at 904-598-2669.
Terry Chelikowsky, Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org 904.598.2669
126 West Adams St., Suite 601 Jacksonville FL 32202
4th Annual Hardee County Health, Safety and Hurricane Expo
Urban League YMYG CFPB Training Flyer
We’re excited to continue the Your Money, Your Goals Spotlight webinar series this spring. Your Money, Your Goals is a toolkit designed to help frontline staff and volunteers have the money conversation with the people they serve. You can attend sessions on all three topics, or pick the topics most relevant to you.
The Spotlight webinar series will cover the following three topics:
To attend any of the webinars, click the following link at the time of the event: https://bit.ly/2op8CS6.
Or join only the audio portion of the webinar by calling 1-866-546-3377 and using the passcode 428 028 4458.
If you would like to request closed captioning for any of these live webinars, email us at YourMoneyYourGoals@cfpb.gov at least five days before the scheduled webinar.
Office of Financial Empowerment
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Sign up to receive regular updates from the Office of Financial Empowerment and learn more about our work at www.consumerfinance.gov/empowerment/.
The CFPB is a 21st century agency that helps consumer finance markets work by making rules more effective, by consistently and fairly enforcing those rules, and by empowering consumers to take more control over their economic lives.
Learn more at consumerfinance.gov.
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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
1700 G Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20552
The Florida Nonprofit Alliance announced the release of our economic impact research on Florida's nonprofit sector.
FNA is presenting clear and concise information on the breadth and financial scope of the nonprofit sector. We will be sharing the results with our elected officials and Chambers of Commerce across the state in the next two weeks. Our sector can now proudly state findings like, “In 2015, the nonprofit sector and the construction industry each employed 6% of Florida’s workforce.”
Key findings include:
Florida Blue Foundation Press Release
In September of 2016, CFED concluded the Community Financial Empowerment Learning Partnership, an 18 month engagement generously supported by JPMorgan Chase. The Learning Partnership consisted of seven groups of community-based organizations seeking to improve their clients’ financial lives by expanding, expanding and aligning financial capability service delivery to more holistically support the communities they serve. Over the course of the project, important learnings emerged about the process of planning for and delivering financial capability services. Now, CFED is excited to release Paving the Way: A Roadmap for Organizations Partnering to Deliver Financial Capability Services, a brief which describes the phases of the integration lifecycle—discover, design, implement and converge—as experienced by the members of the Learning Partnership.
Integrating services can be an iterative and resource intensive process for organizations and this is even more the case when partnering across organizations and communities. However, applying the lessons and experiences of the organizations in the Learning Partnership, as described in this brief, may simplify the process and ultimately lead to improved impact on the financial capability of low- and moderate- individuals and families.
We are proud of all that the Learning Partner members accomplished and are pleased to release this brief highlighting their work.
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Want to advocate for a more equitable tax code? This webinar is for you!
Creating a More Equitable Tax Code through Advocacy 101!
Wednesday, February 15, 2–3:30 pm EST
With all of the recent political changes, we have heard from practitioners an increased desire for opportunities and practical strategies for how to advocate on behalf of low- and moderate-income taxpayers to create a more equitable tax code and promote economic opportunity. CFED’s Federal Policy team has been hard at work developing a crash course in federal tax policy and advocacy opportunities for 501(c)3 organizations. Taxpayer Opportunity Network members and supporters of the Turn It Right-Side Up campaign are invited to join us for this timely discussion to better understand the challenges and advocacy opportunities that lie ahead for community tax preparation programs and the taxpayers you serve.
CFED’s Federal Legislative Analyst Chad Bolt will share an overview of the most recent federal tax policy landscape and updates related to the community tax preparation field. Janne Huang from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities will also join us to share simple, effective ways for you to engage in advocacy efforts to help your EITC-eligible clients.
After this webinar, we will extend an invitation for a more in-depth “virtual coffee” on March 15 where we can dive deeper into a community conversation about advocacy strategies—this is your opportunity to share directly with your peers!
This webinar is free, but advanced registration is required. Register today!
Unable to attend the live webinar? Register anyway so we can share the recording with you via email after the webinar concludes.
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