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JACOBS’ TAX PREP EVENT PROVIDED VALUABLE SERVICE TO RESIDENTS

                                County Clerk delivers assistance to working families and individuals file tax returns

Erie County, NY – Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs hosted FREE tax preparation assistance to help working families and individuals filing tax returns who are claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and other tax credits at the Erie County Auto Bureau-Northtown Office.

“The time to begin filing tax returns is now, taxpayers should not wait until the last minute,” said County Clerk Jacobs. “I am pleased to take part in offering this essential service and assist taxpayers in filing accurate state and federal tax returns to ensure they receive the necessary deductions and Earned Income Tax Credit.”

JACOBS BRINGS MOBILE AUTO BUREAU TO AAA IN AMHERST

JACOBS BRINGS MOBILE AUTO BUREAU TO AAA IN AMHERST

County Clerk to unveil new Mobile Unit location inside AAA

Erie County, NY- Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs officially unveiled the Erie County Auto Bureau’s newest On-Site Mobile location. Jacobs teamed up with the AAA Western and Central New York to make auto bureau services more convenient in Amherst with “Reservation Saturdays”.

“I pledged to restructure and improve the hours and location sites of the Erie County Auto Bureau”, said County Clerk Jacobs. “We have worked with our partners in the private sector to expand office operations and enhance hours for all motorists with no additional costs to the residents of Erie County.”

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs reminds taxpayers –Earned Income Tax Credit puts money in your pocket

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs reminds taxpayers –Earned Income Tax Credit puts money in your pocket

February 2014

                                      Federal and State Tax Credits can add up – See if you qualify

If you worked in the past year and earned $52,000 or less, you can get your taxes filed for free and you may qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit. Everyone who qualifies should take advantage of the tax credits available to them.  That is why I am pleased that the Erie County Clerk’s Office is once again partnering with the United Way CASH Program to assist taxpayers file accurate state and federal returns.  All of the credits have one thing in common, you cannot receive them if you do not file your tax return   A tax credit puts extra money in your pocket.  

Jacobs Urges DMV System Change To Have Greater Impact On Organ Donations

Jacobs Urges DMV System Change To Have Greater Impact On Organ Donations

                         Lauren’s Law Passed last year but Jacobs’ states implementation can be improved

Erie County, NY – Last year New York State passed Lauren’s Law, named after Lauren Shields who at age nine waited more than a month on an organ donation list and was put on life support before receiving a lifesaving heart transplant. Lauren’s Law requires anyone over the age of 18 getting a new driver’s license to answer whether they would like to be an organ donor. Previously the question was optional.

The goal of the law is to increase the number of individuals signing up to be organ donors when they are at the local Auto Bureaus and DMV’s. Presently 90 percent of those that sign up do so at their Auto Bureaus; however, New York State has a very low rate of organ donors compared to the national average.

Jacobs Brings Auto Bureau Services Back To West Seneca

Jacobs Brings Auto Bureau Services Back To West Seneca

County Clerk offering motorists Mobile Unit service every Friday

Erie County, NY- Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs officially unveiled the Erie County Auto Bureau’s newest On-Site Mobile location. Jacobs worked with Town Supervisor Sheila Meegan to once again offer auto bureau services in the Town of West Seneca.

“I pledged to restructure and improve the hours and location sites of the Erie County Auto Bureau”, said County Clerk Jacobs. “We have worked with our partners in government to expand office operations and enhance hours for all motorists with no additional costs to the residents of Erie County.”

The new Mobile Auto Bureau will serve West Seneca and the surrounding areas every Friday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the West Seneca Ice Rink, 1250 Union Road, West Seneca.  

Students Present Valentines To Vets At Jacobs’ Outreach

Students Present Valentines To Vets At Jacobs’ Outreach

Veterans that attended Clerk’s “Thank-A-Vet” event received more than a discount card

Erie County, NY – Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs has hosted over 50 community outreaches throughout Erie County issuing “Thank-A-Vet” Discount Cards to eligible Veterans. The identification card provides valuable discounts at over 600 Erie County Businesses.

Thursday’s “Thank-A-Vet” outreach at the Leonard Post in Cheektowaga was very special to the over 100 veterans that attended. In addition to receiving their “Thank-A-Vet” Discount Card, veterans were also given a hand-made valentine created by students from Cheektowaga Central Middle School.

Prior to this event, Chris Jacobs coordinated an effort with Cheektowaga Central Middle School, where over one hundred 5th graders participated in making valentines to be handed out to veterans at the Clerk’s “Thanks-A-Vet” outreach.

Emergency Relief Account Established to Aid Elma Family Displaced by Fire

Emergency Relief Account Established to Aid Elma Family Displaced by Fire

 

A house fire on Rice Road in Elma on Feb. 4 left one family with nothing but the clothes on their back. And now the family is appealing to the community for assistance.

“The support of family, friends and strangers has been a godsend,” said Timothy Panicali, who barely escaped the fast-moving early morning blaze with his wife and their two young sons. “People have been very generous with things like clothes and shoes. We were very blessed to get out safe.” The Buffalo Chapter of the American Red Cross is also assisting the family.