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Page 8, Viewpointe                                                    July 2020

      Tax Talk

      Dear Friends,                                         • List of over 60 local testing sites at http://discover.  seniors who are feeling isolated and alone. Call 211 or
         As I write this message our                                       visit the website at
      nation is experiencing one of                         •  Homebound  residents  may  call  the  Palm  Beach   Mental Health Resources
      the most difficult chapters in                     County Emergency Information Center (EIC) at (561)      • Palm Beach County Youth Services provides free
      its history. More than 110,000                     712-6400 for a pre-qualifying assessment for in-home   telemental health services for children and families by
      people in the United States                        testing                                           calling (561) 242-5714
      have died from COVID-19                            Hunger Relief                                        • Anyone experiencing stress, anxiety and fear due to
      including over 400 in Palm                            •  School  District  of  Palm  Beach  County  summer   COVID-19 may call the Catholic Charities Counseling
      Beach County. As we continue                       feeding program at 50+ school feeding sites       Program hotline at (844) 848-6777
      to face record unemployment                           • Food assistance through the Department of Children
      and businesses struggle to                         and Families                                      Local Business Tax Collection
      reopen, I have put together a                      Veterans
      comprehensive list of resources that can help. Please share this      • Veterans with COVID-19 symptoms should call the   Begins
      information with your friends and neighbors – anyone who needs   VA Medical Center (561) 422-8262
      a hand during this difficult time.                    • Veterans  in  distress  should  call  the VA  24-hour      Business owners must pay local business tax at www.
         On a brighter note, I am excited to let you know we launched   hotline at (800) 273-8255 or text 838255 July 1 through Sept. 30. Property owners offering
      an entirely redesigned website for the agency at www.pbctax.     • List of smartphone apps for self-help and coping   short term rentals are required to obtain a local business tax
      com. The new design is ADA compliant and mobile responsive,   strategies at   receipt for each rental unit. Check with your local municipality
      making it easier for everyone to use.                 • VA-specific information at the U.S. Department of   for additional business tax payment information requirements.
                                              Sincerely,  Veterans Affairs COVID-19 web page
                                         Anne M. Gannon  Unemployment Assistance                           Important Dates & Deadlines
          Constitutional Tax Collector, Serving Palm Beach County     • Florida’s Reemployment Assistance Program or call
                                                         1-800-204-2418                                    Jul. 20    Deadline to Register or Change Party
                                                           • Paper applications in English, Spanish and Creole
       Tax Collector’s Office Helps                        are available at all FedEx office locations     Aug. 18  2020 Primary Election: Election Day 
                                                           • Get help finding a job through CareerSource West
       Business Owners Apply for                           Palm Beach
       County Business Grants                            Senior Citizens
                                                           • Area Agency on Aging Helpline at (866) 684-5885

          From May 22 to June 12, our agency was proud to   for assistance with food, electricity bills, Medicare and
       help local business owners apply for financial assistance   caregiver resources
       through the Palm Beach                               • 211’s Sunshine is a free program that provides a daily
       County CARES Restart                              phone call with a friendly hello and well-being check for
       Business Grants Program.
       The program dedicated $60
       million in federal dollars to
       local businesses impacted
       by the pandemic. Most of
       the funding is earmarked
       for small businesses with
       25 or fewer employees.
          Applicants were
       required to provide a copy
       of their local business tax
       receipt, a document that
       many business owners had misplaced. On May 22,
       the first day of the application period, clients came to
       our Administrative Office in the Governmental Center
       seeking help.
          At the time, our office was still closed due to the
       pandemic. Tax Collector Gannon worked with county
       officials and building security to safely admit clients.
       Once inside, our team went to work helping numerous
       business owners get their business tax receipt so they
       could apply for this important grant.
          The county may reopen applications depending on
       how much money it disburses. For more information,
       please visit Palm Beach County’s Housing and Economic
       Sustainability webpage.

       Comprehensive List of

       Resources for Those Affected
       by Pandemic

       COVID-19 Testing
          • Palm Beach County Public Health Information at (561)
       712-6400 or                            Oli's Fashion Cuisine | Scratch Kitchen & Wine Bar | Casual Fine Dining
          • FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches call (561)
       642-1000                                                          Open for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch
          • South County Civic Center call (800) 209-7919
          • Belle Glade: Primary Care Clinic call (561) 642-1000            We offer takeout and curbside pickup and delivery available
                                                                                       through Delivery Dudes and UberEats!

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        Your Speed?                                            Daily Happy Hour                     specials including our 4-course

           Please obey all posted speed                                4-6 pm                               Chef's Menu $34
        limit signs throughout Boca Pointe                                                        (available daily and for takeout)
        for the safety of our residents. As
        a reminder, the speed limits are as                                                                 during dinner hours
           Boca Pointe Drive 30mph                                                6897 SW 18th St, Boca Raton, FL, 33433
           Via de Sonrisa del Norte 25mph
           Promenade Drive 20mph                                               561-571-6920 |
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