“We need more job training,” that’s what we continue to hear from people in poverty. Two local social service agencies are actively responding to the cry for help.
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).
As spring approaches, developers in Milwaukee’s construction industry prepare for a busy season. However, many contractors can’t find skilled laborers to do the work. It’s a potential problem. Without a steady labor pool, local projects could run behind schedule or stall.
The Social Development Commission’s (SDC) Youth Services division will provide FREE ACT preparation and supplies to high school students, grades 9 -12, that reside in Milwaukee County.
Thousands of Milwaukee County residents rely on the Social Development Commission’s (SDC) operation of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which provides free preparation of state and federal taxes. The Social Development Commission is the lead agency and largest preparer of taxes for the county’s VITA program. SDC will offer tax preparation is available January 23 through April 18, 2017
The need for viable, livable wage jobs continues to be a critical issue for low-income residents in Milwaukee County which ranks among the top five cities in the nation with the highest poverty levels.
Low income individuals with an interest in joining the construction industry and earning a livable wage have can apply for the Social Development Commission’s (SDC) Absolute Advantage job training program. The free 12-week program prepares individuals to enter the field of construction as a general laborer.
Thousands of residents are dependent on the use of an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, issued by the IRS, in order to file a federal tax return each year. Major changes to the ITINs will affect the ability for millions of individuals and households to file 2016 federal tax returns and receive returns before February 15. ITIN holders are those not eligible for a Social Security Card but have a filing requirement.
Tax season can be challenging for anyone but it’s especially hard for low- to-middle income residents who can’t pay for professional services. Businesses and other charitable organizations can help.
The stark reality of the challenges and work needed to address the extensive state of poverty in Milwaukee County were clear at the conclusion of SDC’s Summit on Poverty held Tuesday, August 2. Hundreds of attendees representing all aspects of the community – educational institutions, community and faith-based organizations, the business community and residents, were […]