GARY | The city of Gary has two news conferences scheduled this week to share information about the earned income tax credit and a Job Compliance Community Forum.
The earned income tax credit information news conference is at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Gary City Hall.
Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson will join representatives from the Urban League of Northwest Indiana, former Mayor Richard M. Daley’s office, the University of Chicago, the Internal Revenue Service and True Partners Consulting to discuss returning potentially millions of dollars to Gary residents through the earned income tax credit.
By applying for the EITC, households with three or more children, earning less than $50,270 can receive up to almost $6,000 or $5,891 in refunds.
More information will be shared at the news conference on how the program works and how the city will be partnering with the Urban League and the IRS to assist residents in claiming money that is rightfully theirs.
At 5;30 p.m. Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, joins Freeman-Wilson at the Genesis Convention Center to host a Job Compliance Community Forum.
The forum will spotlight how the city of Gary addresses compliance on job sites throughout the city. Topics will include compliance guidelines for the local, state and federal projects taking place in the city, the jobs associated with them and what Gary residents can do to be considered for employment on these types of jobs.
Representatives from compliance and other city departments also will be participating in the question-and-answer portion of the forum.