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Points West Community Bank Donates $1,000 to Haxtun United Methodist Church and University of Northern Colorado Cancer Rehabilitation Institute

Points West Community Bank presented Haxtun United Methodist Church and University of Northern Colorado Cancer Rehabilitation Institute with a $1,000 donation. 

“Not only did we want to give back to our community, but also the organizations near and dear to PWCB customers,” said Mark Brase, Front Range President of Points West Community Bank. “By allowing our customers to select the organizations we donated to, we were able to involve customers inside and outside the bank.”

During the 2018 holiday season, Points West Community Bank customers nominated local organizations to receive a $1,000 donation. Along with the organization’s basic information, each nominator explained why PWCB should donate to the nominated organization.

 

The Haxtun United Methodist Church nominator wrote, “the Haxtun United Methodist Church does so many things for so many people. Whether it be the Thanksgiving meal at the community center, Retread Threads, or the community food basket, the Church is there to support our community. Pastor Jeri has been an extraordinary part of the Church, and with her leadership, it has become a shining light in so many people’s lives.” Learn more about The Haxtun United Methodist Church

 

University of Northern Colorado Cancer Rehabilitation Institute

“This local organization (University of Northern Colorado Cancer Rehabilitation Institute) provides much-needed rehab services to cancer patients. I have benefited from their help and believe they do amazing research to show the benefits of physical activity for cancer patients who could be in any stage of treatment,” said the University of Northern Colorado Cancer Rehabilitation Institue’s nominator. Learn more about the University of Northern Colorado Cancer Rehabilitation Institute. 

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Tax Preparation Checklist

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Tax day is April 15, 2019, and even though the deadline to file your taxes is still a couple of months away, you should start preparing now. Whether you are doing your own taxes or seeking help from a tax professional, these are some things you can do now to prepare.

1. Gather Last Year’s Information and Personal Information

Start your tax preparation by gathering last year’s tax information. Previous year’s refunds or payments will factor into your taxes. If you own a business, be sure to have your tax ID on hand. If you are just looking to file personally, be sure to have your social security number, a valid driver’s license or ID, and your spouse’s personal information if applicable.

2. Gather Dependent Information

If you are going to claim dependents (children or elderly) on your tax return, you will also need their social security numbers, dates of birth, and other information. Some of the other information that you may need are adoption papers (if applicable), child care payment records, or death certificates. If you are collecting alimony payments, you will need your ex-spouse’s social security number too.

3. Income Information

You should receive your Form W-2 by January 31, 2019, from your employer. This form shows your wages/salary, federal and state withholdings, and any tips or earned income credits. If you are filing with a spouse, you will need their Form W-2 also. Some people have various sources of income that require a separate form. For a comprehensive list of forms, visit the IRS website.

4. Note Any Deductions and Decide on Itemized or Standard Deductions

Big life events like having a baby, buying a house, or getting married may result in a sizable deduction. List out anything you might receive a deduction for. Another thing you need to do is decide whether you want to itemize deductions or use a standard deduction. If you itemize your deductions, you will need receipts for everything. The choice you make will depend on the nature of your situation, but a tax professional will help guide you to the route that fits your needs best.

5. Have Your Banking Information Ready

Getting a tax refund is always exciting. No longer do you have to wait for your refund check to come in the mail. You can instead set up a direct deposit straight to your bank account. Once your federal and state taxes are filed and accepted, your refund will show up in your account!

 

Get your taxes done early this season and enjoy your refund sooner! If you need help figuring out your information for direct deposit, stop by or log into your Points West Community Bank account online!

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Choosing a Community Bank in Greeley

points west community bank building in Greeley, Colorado

Choosing a bank often involves a degree of convenience. In many cases, customers select their bank based on the proximity to home or work. At Points West Community Bank, we serve our Colorado customers with seven locations throughout Northern Colorado communities – including a bank with a location in the heart of Greeley.

Our Greeley Community Bank Location

The Points West Community Bank in Greeley is conveniently located at 6801 West 20th Street. With lobby hours open 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday, the Greeley branch also has extended drive up hours until 5:30 pm Monday through Friday as well as from 9 am until noon on Saturday.

The Points West Community Bank Greeley location also features a 24-hour drive up ATM and night depository for additional convenience.

Supporting the Greeley Community

As members of the Greeley community, Points West Community Bank makes it a priority to support local organizations, including Greeley Transitional House’s SummerFest, the UNC Career Fair, The Community Foundation Serving Greeley, and Weld County and more. Learn more about our community involvement here.

The Points West Community Bank Difference

Points West Community Bank is a community bank where our customers’ interests come first. We serve those interests through competitive advantage and high-quality service.

Each of our community bank locations is locally-managed by individuals who live within the communities we serve.  This allows us to be more competitive and even more creative in our pursuit to find the best solutions for our customers.

Interested in learning more? Click here to talk to your local banker today!

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Government Shutdown Assistance

Impacted by the Shutdown? We’re Here to Help.

In order to assist government employee customers who have had their pay interrupted by the government shutdown, Points West Community Bank will offer interest-free loans for an amount equivalent to the take-home amount of their normal paycheck. These loans will be a six-month single pay term with one loan per pay period.

 

For more information please contact your local branch.

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Fraudulent Text Message Scam

Today we’ve had a number of customers reach out to us after receiving a strange text message that came from a long email address containing “pwcb” and a string of numbers. The body of the text message reads “Points West Community” and then contains a phone number. When the phone number is called it prompts you to press 1 reactivate your card. Then it asks for a card number. This is fraudulent activity – DO NOT call these numbers and DO NOT give your card number.

For more information on this text message phone scams or if you have questions, please call your local branch.

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