Contemplating Taxation and Representation

Income-Tax-Form-With-Calculato-1239386Some months ago, FGC hired a new CPA firm. In a few days, co-op members will receive the annual letter containing your proportionate member share of mortgage interest. If you itemize your deductions you will want to bring the letter with you and present it to your tax preparer. A word of caution — the CPA firm’s address and phone number are not included in the letter. Your tax preparer will likely ask you for that information, so bring it with you.

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On Wednesday, February 5, 2014, the Ward 4 Democrats are hosting a straw poll vote from 6:30–8:30 PM at Paul Public Charter School. Simultaneously, from 7:00-8:00 PM the Democratic Mayoral Candidates Forum will take place there also. WUSA Channel 9’s Bruce Johnson will be the forum moderator.

A straw poll is an unofficial process to determine the relative strength of candidates and their opponents. In the straw poll that occurred two weeks ago in Ward 8, Councilmember Muriel Bowser defeated current Mayor Vince Gray. Some people feel that straw polls are meaningless and offer no indication of how many people will actually vote for a particular candidate during the actual election, while others think it is a good barometer for determining who will win.

Brandon Todd contacted me on Monday and invited FGC members to attend Wednesday’s event and support our council member.

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