This year, I will post my weekly information about how things are going at HPL; site, tips, information, etc on my new HPL Tax-Aide Blog.
I have created this site as a tool to make it easier for you to find information and NEVER LOSE EMAILS!!
The Blog will have all the HPL communication on the first page, most recent information first.
The tabs on the top of the Home Page will take you to the following pages:
•Resources-a link to a dropbox account where I store useful files and they are easy to download. Links to the online pension calculator, ACA Affordability Calculator and Dependent Qualification Calculator. Try them out!
•VOLUNTEERS-this tab is protected with a password: _see separate email___ it has a list of all volunteers with their contact info. If you know you will be gone for a week IT WOULD GREATLY HELP ME IF YOU CONTACT SOMEONE YOU KNOW IN THE PROGRAM AND GET YOUR OWN SUBSTITUTE AHEAD OF TIME-for a last minute kind of illness, just let me know ASAP and I will shake the volunteer tree for you and find a replacement. Remember, with our appointments full each week, when you are gone a replacement must be found and of course EACH of us will miss a session or 2 during the season. So that we don’t overstep each other, when you know you will be gone and have a replacement let me know. I don’t want to get in the way if you have already found your replacement)
•CyberTax Alerts-as I get them I will post them here.
The link to the Blog is
What I expect each of you to do is to signup and be FOLLOWERS of the Blog. IN that way, whenever I post something to the site, you will get an automatic email letting you know something new has been added to the Blog.
It is easy to signup and become a follower of the HPL Tax-Aide Blog.
2. on the right side of the home page is a box headed FOLLOW BLOG BY EMAIL.
3. Enter you email address in the box. (please use your normal email address for this as I will remove BLOG access to strangers I do not recognize)
4, Press the red FOLLOW button.
5. then you will see this message on the screen: Thanks for subscribing! You’ll get an email with a link to confirm your subscription. If you don’t get it, please contact us
6. IN a few minuets you will get an email :
subject:Confirm your subscription for HPL Tax-Aide blog
7. Open the email. To activate you must press the button labeled : Confirm Follow
8. That will take you to a page where you can manage your subscription-select the HPL Tax-Aide Blog, please choose either Immediate or daily delivery of message. NOT WEEKLY.
9. Then press button, Save Changes.
10. Finally, you will get another email , subject:
[Subscribe] Confirmed Subscription to Posts on HPL Tax-Aide blog
saying: Congratulations, you are now subscribed to the site HPL Tax-Aide blog
) and will receive an email notification when a new post is made.
This is an experiment this season to see if it facilitates communication. When I post something on the Blog, you can reply on the Blog and leave a question or comment and I will see it and can reply back with further clarification.
The obvious limitation to online communication is to remember that our clients data is ALWAYS confidential information. NO NAMES!!!!
Also, this is NOT a place to air complaints, that is done most effectively face to face.
This is about instruction, information, clarification, improving communication.