News from Congressman Gabe Amo


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A Message from Gabe

It's tax season, Rhode Islanders! 

As you know, your 2023 taxes are due on April 15, 2024. As your Congressman, I am committed to making the tax filing process easy for Rhode Islanders who might need help. I spoke at the United Way of Rhode Island's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program Kickoff where I emphasized my support for making tax resources available to Rhode Islanders and ensuring that Rhode Islanders don't leave behind dollars from the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit.

Filing taxes does not have to be stressful or time consuming. Please know that there are many resources to help with your filings, including:

 Please do not hesitate to reach out to our office for tax assistance or any questions. 

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Should Congress work to make filing taxes easy, free, and fair?

 

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Tips for Tax Filing 

  1. Compile all necessary tax paperwork and records for accuracy to avoid missing a deduction or credit including: social security number, bank account & routing numbers, W-2s, 1099, 10098s, 1095-A, and any additional IRS letters.
  2. Report all types of income on the tax return including: goods sold online, investment income, part-time work, self-employment, and services on mobile apps.
  3. Think about which filing option to use: personally filing your taxes, using an online filing services, or hiring a tax professional. 
  4. Electronic filing with direct deposit is the quickest way to receive a refund. 
  5. Do not wait on hold when calling the IRS, instead: follow the IRS' social media accounts and join the email list for latest tax updates and alerts, download the IRS2Gomobile app, and watch the IRS YouTube videos for updates and services. 

 


Federal Program Spotlight

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The Community Policing Development (CPD) - Implementation of De-Escalation Training Act grant program aims to enhance community policing by fostering innovative strategies, testing practices, and promoting crime prevention. The Implementation of De-Escalation Training Act solicits proposals to develop a training approval program. The program offers one award of up to $750,000 for non-profits, businesses, schools, community groups, and religious organizations. Applications are due by April 3, 2024, at 4:59 PM ET. For more details, visit here.

ImageThe Federal Emergency Management Agency offers assistance through the Firefighters Grants Program, which fund critically needed resources to equip and train emergency personnel, enhance efficiencies and support resilience. Eligible entities include fire departments, EMS organizations, local airports, and fire academies.

                                                                  For more details, visit here.


Out and About Across our District

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Met with 1st District students at Barrington HS, Portsmouth HS, YouthBuild Academy, and College Unbound to discuss our work in Congress. 

 

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It was great to join employees at Amgen's next-generation bio-manufacturing facility for critical, life-saving medication in Rhode island.

 

 

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I visited Beautiful Day with Under Secretary of State Elizabeth Allen to see how our community is welcoming new Rhode Islanders.

 

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It was a pleasure speaking at the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program Kickoff.

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Spoke about the importance of healthy food at the launch of SNAP Eat Well, Bell Well Pilot Incentive Program.

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Informative visit to the Lifespan campus to see how TriSalus is working hard on innovative cancer immunotherapy research right here in Rhode Island!

 

 

 

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Amazing visit to the Rhode Island Nursing Center with Rhode Island Postsecondary Commission Gilkey to see how students are preparing for a career in healthcare. 

 

 

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Engaging discussion at University of Rhode Island with President Parlange, Provost Wolfe, Dean Marchese, and Dean Rogers on educating future leaders and ensuring Rhode Island remains at the forefront of higher education excellence.

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We want to hear from you!

amo.house.gov/contact

If you need help with personal casework:

Contact our district office in Pawtucket:

1070 Main Street, Suite 300
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Phone: (401) 729-5600
Fax: (401) 729-5608

If you need help with legislative issues:

Contact our Washington, D.C. office:

2233 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4911
Fax: (202) 225-3290

 

 

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