Don’t Miss This Opportunity to talk to a CPA!
We Still Have Space Left!
“Ask a CPA Day” next Saturday, January 7th
- How can I take advantage of current tax credits?
- Am I maximizing deductions for my self-employment or business income?
- How much can I put away tax-free into my retirement plan or Health Savings Account?
- How does the Affordable Care Act impact my taxes?
- From a tax standpoint, would it be advantageous to incorporate my small business?
Have you had these or similar tax questions and would love the opportunity to get professional advice from a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)?
Here is your chance! Next Saturday, January 7, 2016, OnTrack WNC Financial Education & Counseling and the North Carolina Association of CPAs Western Carolina Chapter are partnering to present “Ask a CPA Day”. The day is possible thanks to generous CPAs who are donating their time to help people start the new year off with information they need.
Advance registration is required and space is limited. Appointments are available for one hour time slots from 9 am – 4 pm at OnTrack WNC’s office at 50 South French Broad Avenue, second floor.
Call OnTrack WNC at 828-255-5166 to schedule your appointment for “Ask a CPA Day”.
Whether you have a small business or have questions about your personal finances, “Ask a CPA Day” appointments are available as a FREE, private, and confidential service to the community.
Come help adapt toys for children with disabilities
When: Saturday, October 22, 2016
Time: 9 AM – 4 PM
Where: McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh
North Carolina Residents Encouraged to Register for Federal Assistance
RALEIGH, N.C. – Disaster survivors in Beaufort, Bladen, Columbus, Cumberland, Edgecombe, Hoke, Lenoir, Nash, Pitt, and Robeson Counties are encouraged to register for federal disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.
Individuals, including homeowners, renters, and business owners, in the above designated counties who suffered loss or damages due to Hurricane Matthew may register for assistance online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, by downloading the FEMA mobile app, or by calling
1-800-621-FEMA (3362). For those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), the number is also 1-800-621-3362. For people using TTY, the number is 1-800-462-7585.
These toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice; operators are standing by to assist survivors in multiple languages.
The President declared a major disaster October 10, 2016 for the above North Carolina counties to assist individuals and households as they recover from the effects of Hurricane Matthew beginning October 4, 2016 and continuing.
Grant assistance provided by FEMA for homeowners and renters can include funds to help with rent, temporary housing and home repairs to their primary residences, as well as other serious disaster-related needs, such as personal and necessary items, moving and storage expenses, transportation, medical and dental expenses, or funeral and burial and reinternment costs caused by the disaster. Other relief programs include crisis counseling and legal assistance.
Survivors should also contact their insurance company to file an insurance claim. FEMA is unable to duplicate insurance payments. However, those without insurance or who may be underinsured may still receive help after their insurance claims have been settled.
Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-3362 or TTY at 800-462-7585.
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
The latest updates on road closures can be found at ReadyNC.org or by calling 5-1-1. Residents can also get real-time traffic and weather on the ReadyNC mobile app. Follow us on Facebook at NCEmergencyManagement and Twitter @NCEmergency or @femaregion4.
Public Comment Period Extended for State & Local Government Web Accessibility Rulemaking
Source: U.S. Department of Justice
This week, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta approved an extension of the public comment period for the Supplemental Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Accessibility of Web Information and Services of State and Local Government Entities. The public comment period will be extended for 60 days, and will now close on October 7, 2016.
More information, as well as a link to the Federal Register publication, is available at https://www.ada.gov/newproposed_regs.htm.
The information provided in this message is intended solely as informal guidance, and is neither a determination of legal rights or responsibilities under the ADA, nor is it binding on any agency with enforcement responsibilities under the ADA.
NCCDD Promotes REV UP Campaign – Making the DISABILITY VOTE Count
Raleigh, NC (July 11, 2016) – The North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities (NCCDD) is promoting the national effort to make the DISABILITY VOTE more influential in this year’s election.
This effort, known as the REV UP Campaign, has designated July 11-15, 2016 as National Disability Voter Registration Week in advance of the November election. REV UP stands for Register! Educate! Vote! Use your Power!
“Voting is an important form of advocacy for all people,” said Chris Egan, executive director of NCCDD. “We encourage North Carolina’s disability community to participate in voting as this election is an important one. Having your voice heard at the polls is the first step to advocating for better long-term services and supports.”
North Carolinians with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, their families and other stakeholders can find out more information on registering to vote, their candidates and polling places by visiting the North Carolina State Board of Elections athttp://www.ncsbe.gov/voter-info
People with disabilities have a huge stake in both state and federal results of the upcoming November election. There are nearly 30 million people with disabilities eligible to vote when registered. This number does not include “the ripple effect” of family, friends and service professionals who will vote in-line with disability interests.
During National Disability Voter Registration Week, REV UP Campaigns around the country will make a concerted effort to get more people with disabilities registered to vote, educate voters about issues and candidates, promote turnout of voters with disabilities across the country, engage candidates and the media on disability issues, and protect eligible voters right to participate in elections.
For more information on the REV UP Campaign and National Disability Voter Registration Week, please contact AAPD, the national REV UP Coordinator, at www.aapd.com/REVUP. The REV UP Campaign offers a host of resources on the 2016 election, registering to vote, ways to drive civic engagement and a compilation of state-specific resources and events.