Monthly Archives: March 2016

Heiser and I receive Appreciation Certificate for Military Tax Help at USO-Bethesda / Walter Reed

[caption id="attachment_1356" align="alignnone" width="281"]Comptroller Letter 2016 Comptroller Letter 2016[/caption]DSC_0270-march 21 uso bethesda Dave Heiser and Steve Swartz Peter Franchot [caption id="attachment_1351" align="alignnone" width="300"] Comptroller of MD Petr Franchot Visits USO Bethesda to honor volunteers Comptroller of MD Petr Franchot Visits USO Bethesda to honor volunteers[/caption] In early March, 2016, I called the Maryland Comptroller's Office and made some comments about his newsletter, the Revenews. I wanted to let the office know that our VITA Volunteers and AARP-TCE volunteers who prepare Maryland tax returns do not need to pay fees. His office called me back and asked to meet me and some of my VITA volunteers at the USO-Metro Bethesda Walter Reed Hospital location. IRS retirees Dave Heiser and me help the military with their tax returns at the USO...

We are in the DOE and VITA numbers down

[caption id="attachment_1345" align="alignnone" width="300"]Deer in our back yard Deer in our back yard [/caption] On March 11, (Friday) Barbara and I awoke to some see four visitors in our back yard. As you can see from the photo, four female deer ( a lot of doe) decided to stay with us for the day and eat our clover. I took some photos and occasionally they would look my way ( shot from our bedroom window), but mostly they just ignored us. Speaking of ignoring us....our VITA numbers are down over 40 percent this year. We had to move our library location from Wheaton Library to the Long Branch Library in Silver Spring. Instead of the normal 40-50 people per session, our tax group is getting only about a dozen per session. I guess the Long Branch Library is not as accessible as Wheaton. As of March 14, our...