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The association announced the University of Nebraska athlete was named NCAA Women of the Year in 2019 at its annual awards ceremony at the Westin Hotel in Indianapolis. The NCAA Women of the Year Award has been presented annually since 1991 and honors those who have excelled in athletics, cross country, indoor and outdoor athletics. Mercurio has represented her native Canada at four U.S. trials and three world championships and is here for the first time in her career, she said. She is the second NCAA woman of the year, having won the award in 1996 and 2007.
In 2018 she completed an internship at the CVJM, where she helped plan the organisation's first conference - the Women's Leadership and Leadership Development Conference. Mercurio has also volunteered at CVJM Nebraska for the past two years, most recently as CEO.
She worked for three semesters as a lecturer in biochemistry and microbiology and is a faculty member at the University of Nebraska - Omaha's College of Biological Sciences. In 2019, she received the Nebraska Student Leadership Award, which is given to students from Nebraska for academic achievement, mentoring and leadership.
Earlier this year, she was also a doctoral student at the University of Nebraska - the College of Biological Sciences in Omaha. She also honored the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Medicine with the John R. Rose Distinguished Service Award for her contributions to the subject.
Gomez can also reduce her total taxable income by claiming a $5,914 tax break through the self-employed health insurance. The credit, known as the American Opportunity Credit, is available to those earning less than $100,000 a year and earning at least half of their income - tax-free - at a college or graduate school. However, the IRS says taxpayers are not entitled to the deduction unless they are eligible for a subsidized plan that is purchased through an employer each month. She can also claim a $2,500 tax credit if she is a student at the International College of Holistic Health.
The employer identification number Gomez lists on her return does not match that of the institution, but there is a $2,500 tax credit for students at the International College of Holistic Health.
The dollar amount she reported to the IRS for her work in 2018 also does not match the $2,700 scholarship she received from the IRS, according to her tax return. Her financial disclosure to Congress, however, said she had received a $1,500 scholarship from the International College of Holistic Health and $3,000 in taxes. She reported a total of more than $4.5 million in annual income from her employer, according to financial information she must file with Congress as a candidate for federal office. In 2018, her IRS reported an annual salary of $7,300 and a monthly income of about $6,400.
In 2019, she earned $7.2 million, and in 2017, her adjusted gross income was $4 million, according to her financial disclosure to the IRS.
Two tax lawyers who reviewed Gomez's return told the Union-Tribune that some points raised red flags and made no sense. The City Councilwoman reported revenue of more than $100,000 to the IRS in 2019, in addition to revenue she had not reported in 2017. Millions of taxes come from millions of income, but the tax return shows that she paid only $1.5 million in federal income taxes over three years. Editor's note: An earlier version of this story said that their reported revenue from the IRS for 2019 was not consistent with what Gomez reported to Congress. She did not report any income in 2018, according to her tax return for the first half of 2019.
Ramirez said Gomez received two IRS Forms 1099, which allowed her to deduct deductions, because of her position on the MTS board and the SANDAG.
Through a spokeswoman, Gomez, who is facing off against fellow Democrat Sara Jacobs, blamed her mistake on a mistake and promised to correct it. Gomez released her return on September 17, and several candidates are running against the two Democrats - Gomez and Jacobs - who prevailed in the first round of the three-way race last month. Jacobs and her husband, former U.S. Representative John Jacobs Jr., have collected several statements of support and are urging Gomez to do the same.
The discrepancy is one of several errors and omissions that the San Diego Union-Tribune found when comparing 2017, 2018 and 2019 with other publicly available information.
Gomez claimed $43,000 in income and $18,884 in expenses for consulting by the advisory committee, which reduced his total taxable income. In the same year, the city paid Gomez about $1,200 in taxes and $2,500 in fees and expenses, according to the banner. Gomez's earnings show that in 2018 he reported income of $59,840, including $6,900 in salary, $4,300 in consulting fees and a total of $3,835 in travel expenses, though he does not earn a salary. According to the campaign, about a third of his spending - $5,800 - was on his consulting work for the hotel's board.