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Free Tax Prep! Tax Center Open 7th Year!

Posted by crpic on February 1, 2017

money falling into handCRPIC’s free Tax Center to help low and moderate income families file their federal and MA state taxes opened in January for its 6th season! Last year we helped over 400 families and we are hoping to serve even more this year. The Tax Center is part of the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program created to help people file their taxes correctly and for free. Our preparers are all IRS-certified to ensure your taxes are done right and you get the maximum refund allowed.

The Tax Center is focused on boosting refunds and making sure tax filers are taking full advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child and Dependent Care credits, Child Tax credits, Education, and Retirement credits. We also check for the “Circuit Breaker” credit for MA property owners/renters 65 years old and over, and Energy Efficiency credits for eligible  MA homeowners..

The Tax Center is open 4-8 pm on Thursdays, 10am-6pm on Fridays,  and 10am-6pm on Saturdays at 154 Moody Street in downtown Waltham. Appointments are strongly recommended. For more information on what you need to bring and/or to make an appointment call 781-891-9559, x206.

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FundRaise-A-Racquet Tickets Available Online Before Event

Posted by crpic on June 9, 2015

Tickets to our event, FundRaise-A-Racquet on June 15th, are available for purchase online. This fundraiser will support our general operations and help us establish a Makers Lab and supporting curriculum for all ages in our communities. Use the link below and click on the yellow “Admission Ticket” to purchase tickets and support our work here at CRPIC.  Fundraise logo and picture

 http://www.biddingowl.com/FundRaiseARacquet

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Auction Items for Summer Days and Out-of-Town Guests

Posted by crpic on June 8, 2015

More items are available in the FundRaise-A-Racquet ‘s Online Auction every day!

Are you expecting company from out of town this summer or looking for fun things to do with the kids on a lazy summer afternoon? We have lots of items in our online auction that fit the bill for guests and families of all sizes and ages. Why not have a few things on hand for some inspiration? Items include passes to the zoo, the aquarium, butterfly place, the swan boats, and more! There’s something to strike everyone’s fancy! 

Zoo New England

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FundRaise-A-Racquet Auction: Chef’s Tasting Dinner for Four at La Campania!

Posted by crpic on June 7, 2015

Compania 1David Maione is a perennial favorite Boston chef and dining at La Campania guarantees a fine meal and wonderful evening! We love this place – so do Zagat, Boston Magazine, and Trip Advisor who consistently give top marks to this cozy Italian restaurant with one of the best wine lists around. Bid on the CHEF’S TASTING DINNER FOR A PARTY OF FOUR at our online auction,FundRaise-A-Racquet Auction. What a great way to celebrate a special occasion! 

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FundRaise-A-Racquet: What’s Court Tennis?

Posted by crpic on June 1, 2015

Court Tennis is a centuries old game that’s still played much the same way as it was in the Renaissance. Learn a few fascinating facts about its colorful history, the court, and scoring. Did you know the sport is linked to the French Revolution and Henry VIII built the court at HamptonCourt?

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FundRaise-A-Racquet Event Venue: The Tennis & Racquet Club

Posted by crpic on May 30, 2015

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The Event Venue: The Boston Tennis and Racquet Club, located in Back Bay, is Boston’s oldest athletic and social club. It is an excellent example of the ornate social clubs of the early 1900’s. Established in 1902, it contains the original court tennis court and is a favorite host of US Court Tennis Association’s (USCTA) tournaments.

www.tandr.org

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CRPIC’s FundRaise-A-Racquet Event

Posted by crpic on May 28, 2015

An event to support the public programming of the Charles River Public Internet Center

An event to support the public programming of the Charles River Public Internet Center

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Last Call for Free Tax Prep!

Posted by crpic on April 7, 2014

money falling into handCRPIC’s free Tax Center to help low and moderate income families file their federal and MA state taxes will be closing on Saturday, April 12th! We have already helped over 300 families, but we still have some appointment slots open for Friday, April 11th and Saturday, April 12th. Call 781-891-9559, x206 to schedule an appointment if you need help filing.

Our preparers are all IRS-certified to ensure your taxes are done right and you get the maximum refund allowed.

This year we also have dedicated computers to help you file your taxes yourself. Our volunteers can get you started and answer questions along the way. If you have a simple return, this is a good option for you.

The Tax Center is open 4-8 pm on Thursdays and 10am-6pm on Fridays & Saturdays at 154 Moody Street in downtown Waltham.  For more information on what you need to bring and to make an appointment call 781-891-9559, x206.

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Free Tax Prep! Tax Center Open 4th Year!

Posted by crpic on March 6, 2014

money falling into handCRPIC’s free Tax Center to help low and moderate income families file their federal and MA state taxes opened in January for its 4th season! Last year we helped over 300 families and we are hoping to serve even more this year. The Tax Center is part of the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program created to help people file their taxes correctly and for free. Our preparers are all IRS-certified to ensure your taxes are done right and you get the maximum refund allowed.

The Tax Center is partially funded by United Way and is focused on boosting refunds and making sure tax filers are taking full advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child and Dependent Care credits, Child Tax credits, Education, and Retirement credits. We also check for the “Circuit Breaker” credit for MA property owners/renters 65 years old and over, and Energy Efficiency credits for eligible  MA homeowners.

This year we also have dedicated computers to help you file your taxes yourself. Our volunteers can get you started and answer questions along the way. If you have a simple return, this is a good option for you.

The Tax Center is open 4-8 pm on Thursdays and 10am-6pm on Fridays & Saturdays at 154 Moody Street in downtown Waltham. Appointments and walk-ins are welcome. For more information on what you need to bring and to make an appointment call 781-891-9559, x206.

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More SkillStep Computer Classes!

Posted by crpic on March 6, 2014

DSC00801 (2)CRPIC’s SkillStep technology classes are running at full force again this Winter/Spring term! We are running classes both during the day and in the evening. This semester our beloved Sonia is teaching two classes in Spanish: one Intro to Computers class and one Intermediate class, and spots in both are at an all time premium. A Beginners class in Creole is also taught in the evening. All computer classes taught in English are nearly full, but because we have volunteer assistants to support the teachers, we can add a few more students to some of the English classes. If you are interested, please call 781-891-9559, x206.  Our SkillStep students are also eligible for our job-readiness workshops and for tutoring help with resumes and job searches. For more information about those, call 781-891-9559, x206 and ask for James.

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