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January, 2014

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Thank you for your newsletter information. 

REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR NEWS ITEMS NO LATER THAN THE 10TH OF EVERY MONTH!

Keep them coming!

The Board is working hard to build up DACCS membership at the meetings. We know that you have a busy schedule but we hope that you will come to hear all of the exciting speakers we have scheduled for 2014!

2014 DACCS Officers

President – Nicole Crews
Vice President – J. Adama Vacanti 
Secretary – Clem Oliver
Treasurer – Bernice Gammon
Alternative Treasurer - Melinda Dalton
Membership – Amy Bracey
Newsletter – Clem Oliver
Members at Large - Earl B. Reynolds Jr, Van Avery, Pat Daniel

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DACCS Meeting
January 24, 2014
Speaker To Be Announced!

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DACCS Announcements! 

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If you would like to be our Guest Speaker at one of the DACCS Meetings to discuss your organization, please see J. Adama Vacanti for details. Your lunch will be provided.

Do you have news to share to put in the DACCS newsletter?
If so, please contact: Clem Oliver with your information.
All information is needed by the 10th of each month.

If you are interested in being an officer in DACCS for the year 2014 or please contact J. Adama Vacanti or  Clem Oliver

 

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Social Security Column
By J. Adama Vacanti
Social Security District Manager in Danville, VA

If you’ve recently begun receiving Social Security benefits or plan to apply in the near future, you may be wondering this tax season: are Social Security benefits taxable?

The short answer is: sometimes.

Some people have to pay federal income taxes on their Social Security benefits. This usually happens only if you have other substantial income (such as wages, self-employment, interest, dividends and other taxable income that must be reported on your tax return) in addition to your Social Security benefits.

There is never a case when a person pays tax on more than 85 percent of his or her Social Security benefits, based on Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rules. Now, let’s get down to the numbers.

If you file a federal tax return as an individual and your income is between $25,000 and $34,000, you may have to pay income tax on up to 50 percent of your benefits. If your income is more than $34,000, then up to 85 percent of your benefits may be taxable.

If you are married and you file a joint return, and you and your spouse have a combined income that is between $32,000 and $44,000, you may have to pay income tax on up to 50 percent of your benefits. If your combined income is more than $44,000, then up to 85 percent of your benefits may be taxable.

Note that your “income” for the purpose of determining whether you must pay taxes on some of your Social Security benefits includes your adjusted gross income, your nontaxable interest, and one half of your Social Security benefits.

In January, you should have received a Social Security Benefit Statement showing the amount of benefits you received last year. You can use this statement, or SSA-1099, when completing your federal income tax return to find out whether some of your benefits are subject to federal income tax. If you didn’t receive yours, you can request one at www.socialsecurity.gov/1099.

So, are your Social Security benefits taxable? Maybe. To learn more, read page 14 of our booklet, Retirement Benefits, available at www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs or visit www.irs.gov/  to obtain more detailed information on the subject.

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Danville Backpacks program October 2013 through May 2014 – providing school children at a Danville city elementary school with food for the weekend.  Food and monetary donations accepted. Interested in volunteering. See www.godsstorehouse.org for details or contact Kelly Cossey at 793-3663

God’s Storehouse Annual Meeting January 27th 7pm
God’s Storehouse will hold its annual meeting on Monday, January 27th at 7:00 P.M.  All faith communities, donors and interested individuals from the community are encouraged to attend.   We will vote on Board Members and the 2014 Budget.  We need your participation and support as we help those in need in Danville and Pittsylvania County.  The meeting will be held at 750 Memorial Drive, Danville.  Please call 793-3663 if you have any questions.

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DACCS SURVEY QUESTIONS

As we all know, most agencies and facilities are suffering from a staff shortage and therefore are reluctant to allow their employees extra time to attend outside community activities.

DACCS continues to be a platform for Non-profit, Federal, City and State employees to meet and network. In order to make it more convenient for all members to attend the meetings on a consistent basis we are considering changing the frequency of the DACCS meeting. The DACCS newsletter will continue to be published on a monthly basis.

Please visit www.daccs.org, click “contact us” or write j.adama.vacanti@ssa.gov and submit your choice of the following meeting times for the Danville Area Council of Community Services In 2014.

  • Every three months

  • Every other month

  • Monthly

WE VALUE YOUR OPINION

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ATTENTION VETERANS

If your DD214 has been lost, misplaced or destroyed, we can order a copy for you at no charge. Come by our office for assistance.

Vietnam veterans may be eligible for disability compensation and health care benefits for diseases that VA has recognized as associated with exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides. For a list of these diseases or to discuss eligibility and the application process, please come by our office.

Monday – Friday 8:30AM – 4:30PM
Virginia Department of Veterans Services
139A Deer Run Road
Danville, VA  24540

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It is that time a year again, don’t forget to pay your
DACCS dues for 2014.

GREEN BOOK UPDATE!

REMEMBER THE GREEN BOOK IS
ONLINE WITH CURRENT
INFORMATION.

CHECK US OUT @ WWW.DACCS.ORG

DO YOU NEED TO UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION IN THE GREEN BOOK?

PAY YOUR DUES ONLINE USING PAYPAL OR ANY MAJOR CREDIT CARD
ALSO PAY WITH A SUBSCRIPTION!

Click her to pay.