For Immediate Release: Friday, March 3, 2017
Montgomery Councilmember Floreen
to be featured guest
on ‘Tuned In’ Radio America show
At 2:30 p.m. TODAY, Friday, March 3, on WACA 1540 AM,
tips on preparing tax returns will be focus,
plus details on new proposal for tax credits
for long-time homeowners and senior military veterans
ROCKVILLE, Md., March 3, 2017—Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Floreen, who is the lead sponsor of a proposal to provide tax credits for residents who are long-time homeowners and for seniors who are veterans, will be the featured guest at 2:30 p.m. today on En Sintonía con el Concejo del Condado de Montgomery (Tuned In with the Montgomery County Council) on Radio America (WACA 1540 AM). As residents begin preparing to file their tax returns, tax tips—and ways to find tax preparation assistance—will be the focus of today’s show.
Councilmember Floreen, who chairs the Council’s Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee, will talk about her bill that would reward some long-time residents of the County. The program would provide a tax credit for residents who have lived in the same home for at least 40 years. It also would provide a credit for retired members of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Also on the show will be accountant Deicy River, who will talk about changes in taxes for this year and most common mistakes made at the time of filing taxes. Listeners are invited to call in and ask questions from the expert.
Tanuya Johnson from the County’s Department of Health and Human Services also will be a guest on today’s show to talk about the County’s VITA program of experienced volunteers who provide free tax preparation help for County residents whose annual income is $54,000 or less.
The Montgomery County Council and Radio America have entered into a partnership that provides the Latino community with key information on issues and programs. The partnership also provides a forum for residents to express views and ask questions. The partnership includes the weekly one- hour show each Friday on the Washington metropolitan area’s most popular Spanish language station. Lilian Mass is the show’s host.
Each week, the show features guests talking about important issues before the Council and provides information about programs offered by the County to help residents.
In addition to the radio broadcast, the show can be heard via the Internet at: http://tunein.com/radio/Radio-America-1540-s6029/ .
Video links with a summary of the show are available each week at the County Council's newly-redesigned, mobile friendly web site at: www.montgomerycountymd.gov/council .
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