The Latest News from Senator Rosapepe's Office: March 2018

March 2, 2018

Reminder: Join Us in Annapolis on March 5

Delegates Barbara Frush, Joseline Peña-Melnyk, Ben Barnes, and I work hard to keep in touch with Beltsville residents and help you understand what Maryland's state government is doing and how it can help you and your family. We attend the Beltsville Civic Association and other community meetings, visit local churches and schools, and host mobile office hours at local grocery stores. Now, we'd like you to visit us in Annapolis at our annual reception for 21st District residents.

It's Monday evening, March 5, from 6–8 pm in rooms 170 and 180 of the Lowe House Building, near the State House. We'll have food, fellowship, and information on legislative issues of concern to our communities. 

RSVP online at www.21stdistrictdelegation.com or call 301.858.3141 for details, questions, and information on parking. We'll also have buses going from College Park and Laurel—contact our office, we'll give you the information on it—and ride, don't drive! Share this invitation with friends and neighbors. We look forward to seeing you!

 

We Want to Hear Your Views

The 2018 Maryland legislative session continues through March and ends on April 9. Delegates Barbara Frush, Joseline Peña-Melnyk, Ben Barnes, and I are working to pass a balanced budget while protecting education, public safety, and help for seniors and the unemployed. If you have concerns on these or any other issues before this year’s legislature, please contact us at the email address or phone number below.

After April 9, we'd be pleased to attend one of your organization’s (homeowner or tenant association, business, church, or other group) upcoming meetings to report to your members on the legislature's actions, discuss local issues of concern to you, and answer your members' questions. Please let us know if you would like to schedule a mutually convenient date. If so, we request that you provide a few dates and times that would work out by contacting rosapepe.liaison@gmail.com or 301.858.3141.

 

Free Tax Return Preparation for Seniors and Low-Income Residents

If you need help preparing your tax return, learn about the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs.

VITA program: If you make $52,000 or less, IRS-certified volunteers can inform you about tax credits for which you may qualify and prepare a basic tax return with electronic filing. 

TCE program: If you are 60 years of age or older, you may qualify for free tax help from IRS-certified volunteers who specialize in issues unique to seniors.

There are thousands of locations across the United States where you can get free tax help through the VITA and TCE programs. For help, call 800.906.9887.

 

Contact Us

Please let us know if there are other issues you have questions or thoughts about. And, of course, feel free to be in touch if we can help you. Just email 21stDistrictDelegation@gmail.com or call 301.858.3141.

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