Did you know you may be eligible to get more money back from the IRS?! Families with three children earning less than $53,267 from wages, self-employment, or farming last year may qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) – as much as $6,242. Even workers without children may qualify for the EITC, but anyone who qualifies must file and claim the credit to get it!
EITC is a financial boost for working people and the local communities. Nationwide, over 27 million people received over $65 billion in EITC for the 2014 tax year.
Millions of taxpayers will qualify for the first time this year. Due to changes in financial, marital or parental status, the EITC eligible population has a turnover rate of about one-third each year.
To maximize awareness, the IRS is encouraging Congressional offices, governmental agencies and organizations to conduct EITC awareness activities. The goal is to raise EITC awareness to ensure every qualified worker claims and receives their EITC.
More Info: Earned Income Tax Credit
My name is Thomas Lamb, I am outreach counseling coordinator for the St. George Vet Center. I am a 13 year veteran still serving in the Army National Guard. What we provide is readjustment counseling for combat veterans and their families and counseling for any Military Sexual Trauma. We travel to Cedar city, Kanab, Richfield, Beaver, and Mesquite and various other rural cities to provide readjustment counseling, so the veterans are not required to travel to St. George for help. If our St. George facility works for you, we have three full time counselors here. Just call the office number at 435-673-4494 for an appointment. The process to receive counseling through the Vet Center is a lot simpler than the VA Health. All we need to provide service to you is a copy of your DD 214 showing that you served in a combat zone or for Military Sexual Trauma a copy of your DD 214 and you’re in. What is great about the Vet Center is we are separated from the VA and DOD; our counseling is private and our records cannot be accessed unless they have an written authorization or under the privacy act 1975 in a crisis situation. If this is something that would be of service to you please give us a call.
What My Schedule Is
I am running back on my normal schedule which is shown below. Feel free to call me for times when I will be in those certain areas. As of right now no other events are scheduled looking into our options for Veterans Day, so if you would like to request the MVC, please let me know the event and what time. I look forward in working with you, feel free to give me a call or email me for questions or planning events. I am very excited for this opportunity to help out fellow veterans and the community. Outreach is the best way to communicate with our veterans and show them we support and want to give them the help they need and deserve we all need to work together to make it the most effective way possible. Thank you for your time and your support I look forward to hearing from you. Please let me know any upcoming events I would love to attend and support your organization.
Readjustment Counselor Technician / Outreach Coordinator
St. George Vet Center
1664 South Dixie Drive Suite C-102
St. George, Utah 84770
Mobile Outreach Cell: (801) 946-1667
Office: (435) 673-4494
Fax: (435) 673-2365
Tentative work plan:
Feel free to call for Times
My Cell (801) 946-1667
Office: (435) 673-4494
Cedar City: Nov 3rd Calranch, Nov 17th Lins market.
Washington/St. George: Nov 4th Smith’s Bluff street, Nov 18th Sportsmans warehouse.
Mesquite: Oct 22nd Parking lot at Smith’s, Nov 5th Smith’s.
Kanab: Oct 27th Food town, Nov 10th
Richfield: Oct 28th Main Street Park, Nov 25th Kmart
Beaver: Oct 29th Army National Guard armory, Nov 12th Armory
The November issue of the Utah Veterans Voice newsletter is now online and ready to view. This edition has a special message from Governor Gary Herbert regarding Veterans Day. The articles are about state and federal benefits, special projects, and non-profits that do great things for Veterans throughout the state. And, there is a special farewell note from the editor of newsletter.
The Utah Veterans Voice has messages from our major partners: the Department of Veteran Affairs (healthcare and benefits), Utah National Guard, and other great partners in Utah. We hope you enjoy the November 2015 edition of the newsletter, and during the month of November we encourage all to get out and celebrate, on 11 November, those great men and women who have served and continue to serve this great country in which we live in.
The November 2015 edition of The Utah Veterans Voice can be found on the Resources and Publications page on our website (http://veterans.utah.gov/). It is our high honor to serve those who have and continue to serve.