“Serving Those Who Have Served” MILITARY RETIREE NEWSLETTER http://navylifesw.com/ventura/families/ffsc/retiree-support/ March - April 2015 Published bi-monthly by NBVC Port Hueneme RAO. Have comments: Call 805-982-1023 This newsletter is for retirees of all the United States uniformed services, veterans, and their spouses and survivors. The articles are to inform the reader concerning their benefits and changes that are taking place at the time of the writing. Because of limited space the reader may be directed to the Internet or provided a telephone number for more information. Contents 1. Hear Ye – Hear Ye (Town Hall Meeting) 2. Free Tax Help – Yes! It’s tax time again All Ventura county military retirees & their families are encouraged to attend the NBVC’s first full-up Military Retiree Town Hall/Information Fair on Saturday morning March 21th 2015 Location of Retiree Fair The Retiree Town Hall/Info Fair will kick off at 9 AM at the Duke’s Place with a welcome by Captain Vasquez. Then you will have the opportunity for one-on-one discussions with a number on base and community resources and subject matter experts. The fair will formally close at noon. The subject matter experts (SMEs) will be available to discuss health, finance, VA, SSA and other retiree benefits. They can answer any specific questions and concerns you might have. The Ventura County Health Care Agency will have a mobile health bus and will be providing free wellness screening. Saturday’s Agenda 0830 Doors open 0900-0930 Captain’s Welcoming Message 0930 to NOON Opportunity to ask SME’s your questions Just A Few of the Participating Organizations American Lung Association American Red Cross NBVC Clinic & Pharmacy Commissary Military Officers Association of America Tricare (UHC Military & Veterans) Tricare – Delta Dental -United Healthcare, Secure Horizons Medicare US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Ventura County Veteran Services Office This RAO will have a table at the Info Fair and we encourage you to stop and visit with a RAO volunteer to see how we can help you and/or how you can help other military retirees and their families. Please tell all military retirees and SBP Annuitants that you know about this event and encourage them to attend. Think about sharing a ride that day. Tax Help (continued) Catholic Charities, 612 Spring Rd, #101, Moorpark Housing Authority City of Ventura, 234 W. Vince St, Ventura Ventura Job & Career Center, 4651 Telephone Rd, Ventura SurePath Financial Solutions, 80 N. Wood Rd, #200, Camarillo East County Job & Career Center, 980 Enchanted Way, #105, Simi Valley Many Mansions Hillcrest Villas, 2726 E. Hillcrest Dr, Thousand Oaks Santa Clara Valley Neighborhood for Learning, 217 N. 10th St, Santa Paula Fillmore Community Service Center, 828 Ventura St, #200, Fillmore What to bring: Social Security card or ITIN for each family member, W-2 forms for all jobs worked in 2014, All 1099 forms for other income, Picture I.D. for each adult filing, Last year’s tax return, Canceled check for direct deposit of refund, Child Care provider information: name, address, and Tax I.D. (if available) Form 1095-A, if applicable Call 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment at any of these eleven (11) VITA locations: Free Community Tax Assistance Free NBVC Tax Assistance Free ARRP/IRS income tax preparation help will be offered from 0900 to noon every Tuesday until April 14 at the Port Hueneme Community Center, 550 Park Ave., Port Hueneme. Free tax preparation is available for military retirees at NBVC provided your income is $60,000 or less (check your 2013 tax form to see if you are close). If your income is more than $60,000 there will be a minimal charge. Hours are Monday to Friday 1130 to 1530. They will be closed Friday Feb 13 and Friday April 2. Location is at the Region Legal Service Office, Bldg. 1180, 2nd floor. Bring all your W-2s, 1099-Rs, 1099-INT and 1099DIV. Also, if you have them, bring a copy of your 2013 Federal and State tax returns. For Direct Deposit, you must have your bank routing and account number, they are on your bank/credit union checks. You must have an email address to register for this service. For more information call (805) 982-4548. No appointments are necessary and there are no income level restrictions or age restrictions. Call 805-986-6542 for more information. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Open now through April 11, 2015 If you earned under $53,000 in 2014, you can have your taxes prepared and e-filed for FREE at a VITA location: El Centrito Family Learning Centers, 450 S. "K" St, Rm 114, Oxnard City of Oxnard Housing Authority, 1500 Colonia Rd, Oxnard West Oxnard Job & Career Center, 635 S. Ventura Wed, April 15, 2015 is the deadline for filing your 2014 taxes. Please, please, please don’t wait until Rd, Oxnard Continued next column April to file.
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