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Manejo del Impacto Financiero del Coronavirus en la Ciudad de Nueva York

by CBJC StaffApril 13, 2020

Con la propagación del coronavirus o COVID-19, las comunidades están experimentado impactos financieros ya que muchos han perdido sus sueldos como resultado de la enfermedad o debido al cierre temporal de negocios. En estos tiempos de incertidumbre, es importante ser proactivo ante los problemas financieros. A continuación hay una guía que incluye consejos y recursos que los residentes y pequeños negocios de Nueva York encontrarán útiles.

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Phone Scams

Beware of Phone Scams this Holiday Season!

by Ramona Morel, Esq.December 19, 2019

Thousands of people, especially seniors, have fallen victims to phone scams and have been defrauded of their money. One particular scam, the impostor scam, happens when scammers pretend to be a business, a family member or friend in need, or impersonate representatives of government agencies such as the IRS or the Social Security Administration, in order to gain financial and personal identifying information from the victim.

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Bridging the Workforce Development Gap among Small Businesses

Bridging the Workforce Development Gap among Small Businesses

by Cheryl LopezJune 19, 2018

Scaling up small businesses Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of attending the Center for an Urban Future’s “Scaling Up Small Businesses” panel; part of a series that was held across New York City’s five boroughs. The series featured a panel of small business professionals who discussed the potential for small business growth and … Continue reading Bridging the Workforce Development Gap among Small Businesses

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Tax Refund Offset

CED Unit Tax Series II:  Beware the Tax Refund Offset!

by Diane Valle, Project CoordinatorApril 13, 2018

Income Tax Refunds and Debt Preparing your personal income taxes can be, well, taxing. Yet for people with refundable tax credits and allowable deductions, it can result in a much needed federal and/or state tax refund. For low to moderate income working families, a tax refund serves as a safety net. It allows families to … Continue reading CED Unit Tax Series II:  Beware the Tax Refund Offset!

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Small Business Tax Obligations

CED Unit Tax Series: Part I – NYC Small Business Tax Obligations

by CBJC StaffApril 3, 2018

In an effort to help you better understand what you are responsible to pay as an individual or as a small business owner, the CED Unit is releasing educational resources to guide you through these coming weeks as you prepare to file your taxes for 2017.

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Overwhelmed with Student Loan Debt

Overwhelmed With Student Loan Debt? Start Managing Loans With These Steps

by Ramona Morel, Esq.November 13, 2017

If you are one of the millions of consumers with student loan debt, it is important that you stay on top of your loans to prevent them from falling into default. You need to know about the different repayment options that might be available to you and, if you are not sure of what they are, you should contact your lender and/or servicer as soon as possible to find out.

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Financial Empowerment Workshop

NELP’s Summer 2017 Financial Empowerment Workshop Series

by CBJC StaffSeptember 29, 2017

Over the summer, the Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP) partnered with Barclays and Rise New York to host a free three-part Financial Empowerment series. The series included two educational presentations and a one-on-one session with financial professionals from Barclays.

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Identity Theft

In the Wake of the Equifax Breach, Steps to Protect Yourself From Identify Theft

by CBJC StaffSeptember 19, 2017

Equifax, one of the largest credit monitoring and reporting agencies in the US, is one of the latest companies to fall victim to an online cyber security breach, putting nearly half of the US populations’ personal information at risk. Here are some steps you can take to protect yourself from identity theft.

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Community & Economic Development Team

CBJC Expands Community & Economic Development Efforts

by CBJC StaffDecember 12, 2016

The City Bar Justice Center is ramping up its community and economic development efforts in 2017. Thanks to a new two-year Bank Settlement grant from the New York State Interest on Lawyer Account Fund (IOLA), CBJC has expanded its Foreclosure Project and Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP) this Winter.

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