Archive for the ‘Taxes’ Category

Free Tax Preparation

February 1st, 2014

If your household makes less than $51,000 a year then you qualify for free tax services. IRS trained volunteers                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                will be available in Northwest Indiana to help you receive all tax benefits for which you are eligible to include                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the Earned Income Tax Credit. For more information, please contact: Indiana University Northwest                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 3400 Broadway                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               call […]


Gov. Pence Signs the “Gary Bill”

June 6th, 2013

Gov. Pence visits Gary to Sign Senate Bill 585 Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, Indiana General Assembly members, local elected officials and community leaders welcomed Indiana Governor Mike Pence to Gary City Hall for a ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 585. “This bill represents a great opportunity for economic development in Gary and all of Northwest […]


The “Gary Bill”

June 4th, 2013

Mayor Freeman-Wilson will be hosting Indiana Governor Mike Pence for a ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 585 which is also known as the “Gary Bill.” The signing will take place at the Gary City Hall on June 5th at 1:45 p.m.. This new bill will provide funding for a feasibility study for both a trauma […]


Mayor and Urban League to Host Super Saturday Free Tax Prep - Feb. 9

February 7th, 2013

As part of Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson’s commitment to the Citizens of Gary, Indiana, she will be hosting a Super Saturday Free Tax Prep session with the Urban League.   Copied below are the details of this event:   Media representatives are cordially invited to cover the first Super Saturday Free Tax Prep Session that will […]


Earned Income Tax Credit Press Conference

January 9th, 2013

On January 8th, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson held a press conference detailing the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and how it will help citizens of Gary. The EITC is a refundable credit which means that even if you don’t owe money, you will get money back, according to Myer Blank from True Partners Consulting LLC.  This […]


City of Gary Starts New Year with Goal to Help Return Millions to Gary Residents

January 8th, 2013

Gary, IN – Earlier today, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson joined representatives from the Urban League of NWI, Former Mayor Richard M. Daley’s Office, the University of Chicago, and True Partners Consulting to discuss returning potentially millions of dollars to the citizens of Gary through the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). By applying for the EITC, households […]


Millions In Tax Returns & Job Forum

January 7th, 2013

City of Gary Starts New Year with Goal to Help Return Millions to Gary Residents and Hosting a Job Compliance Forum   The City of Gary is starting 2013 with important and helpful news for its residents.  A press conference on Earned Income Tax Credit information is scheduled for Tuesday, January 8th at 10:00a.m. at […]


Gary’s Mayor and Community Leaders Participate on Call with President Obama

December 13th, 2012

 On December 12, 2012, the President of the United States Barack Obama invited city mayors to participate in a conference call regarding the fiscal cliff. Among the participants were Gary’s Mayor, Karen Freeman-Wilson and a host of other community leaders who listened from City Hall’s Gary Room. The President wanted to encourage community leaders to […]




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