Suncoast Community offering free tax preparations

February 1, 2013 

Non-profit offering free tax preparations

BRADENTON -- Suncoast Community Capital, a nonprofit entrepreneurship and small business development assistance organization, is offering free tax preparation services at three Manatee locations.

Only tax filers with a household income of $51,000 or less are eligible.

Walk-ins are welcome at the Suncoast Community Capital office, 302 Manatee Ave. E,, Suite 307, between 5-8 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning Feb. 6 through April 10. The service is through the IRS-sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistant Program.

The Palmetto Boys & Girls Club, 1600 10th St. W, will provide the service by appointment only between 6-8 p.m. on Feb. 12, 16 and 26; March 12 and 26 and April 9. Bradenton Village, 1302 3rd St. W, will also provide the service by appointment only between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on March 9 and 23.

Those interested are required to bring valid photo identification, Social Security cards for all family members, all W-2 wage and tax statements for 2012 and a 2011 tax return. Filers may also bring educational expense statements, child or dependent care expense statements and mortgage and property tax information.

For more information, call 941-744-2666 or visit www.suncoastcc.com.

Village of the Arts vision workshop, part two

BRADENTON -- The second installment of the Village of the Arts Visioning Workshop hosted by the Bradenton 14th Street Community Redevelopment Agency and Realize Bradenton is Monday, Feb. 4.

The workshop will take place at the Renaissance on Ninth, 1816 Ninth St., W., 6:30-8:30 p.m.

At the workshop, the CRA and designers will discuss the results from the Jan. 14 Connector's visioning session and review design ideas presented by the University of South Florida School of Architecture.

The 14th Street CRA and Realize Bradenton are hosting workshop to invite resident input on redevelopment possibilities in the neighborhoods.

Beverages and light snacks will be available. Child care will also be available. RSVP by email to morgan@boardrb.com.

On Tuesday, Feb. 5, Realize Bradenton will host "What's Next," a social gathering at the Riverwalk Mosaic Amphitheater to discuss new projects in downtown Bradenton. The event begins at 5 p.m. and the presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m.

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