Can you imagine having to pay $350 to a commercial tax preparation service when you live on $23,000 a year? Paying exorbitant fees can take away from the ability to pay utility bills or purchase adequate food for families. The Social Development Commission (SDC) operates the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, and the program […]
Individuals with a passion for improving conditions for low-income residents of Milwaukee County, and have a desire to serve our community, should consider candidacy for the Social Development Commission (SDC) Board of Commissioners. The Commission is seeking candidates for the special election on Friday, July 11 for District 3 seat on the Board.
Many industries in Milwaukee and across the nation are having a difficult time finding qualified workers for open positions. Low-income residents continue to raise the lack of job training for jobs that provide a sustainable wage. The continual cycle perpetuate our community’s extremely high level of poverty.
The deadline to file taxes, Tuesday, April 18, is rapidly approaching. As part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, Milwaukee County residents that earned a household income of $56,000 or less in 2016 are eligible for free state and federal tax preparation and filing by the Social Development Commission (SDC).