Monday, April 15, 2013
You can file with the IRS through Monday, but there's still time to request an extension.
If you haven't filed your taxes yet, you have until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 15, 2013 to do so, or earlier if you plan on using snail mail. Those who haven't finished completing their returns can get an automatic six-month extension. The fastest and easiest way to get the extra time, the IRS says, is through this Free File link — use the free service to electronically request an automatic tax-filing extension on Form 4868. Filing this form gives taxpayers until Oct. 15 to file a return and allows individuals to avoid a late-filing penalty. To get the extension, you must estimate your tax liability and also pay any amount due. Tax Tips: IRS Says Beware of 'Dirty Dozen' Scams Here's tax deadlines according to efile.com: Tax Changes for …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
The Dirty Dozen list highlights scams taxpayers can encounter at any point during the year, but which often peak during tax time.
The following is from the IRS: The Internal Revenue Service has issued its annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams, reminding taxpayers to use caution during tax season to protect themselves against a wide range of schemes ranging from identity theft to return preparer fraud. For a list of new IRS tax rates and standard deductions in 2013, click here. The Dirty Dozen listing, compiled by the IRS each year, lists a variety of common scams taxpayers can encounter at any point during the year. But many of these schemes peak during filing season as people prepare their tax returns. "This tax season, the IRS has stepped up its efforts to protect taxpayers from a wide range of schemes, including moving aggressively to combat identity theft and …
Monday, February 18, 2013
The IRS says it's getting high traffic on its online “Where's My Refund?” tool.
The deadline to file 2012 income tax returns isn't until April 15, but taxpayers appear to be filing early and are already asking, "Where's my refund?" “Due to the large number of inquiries and to avoid service disruptions, the IRS strongly urges taxpayers to only check on their refunds once a day,” the IRS said, according to a report by Accounting Today. “IRS systems are only updated once a day, usually overnight, and the same information is available whether on the Internet, IRS2go smartphone app or on IRS toll-free lines. While 'Where's My Refund?' is updated nightly, your account will not change that frequently.” Have you already filed your 2012 tax return? What was your experience? Share your thoughts in the comments below. According…
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Local leaders are asking everyone who agrees to sign a petition.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
It started with the simple idea to write a letter of support to Congressman Tom Price (R-GA) for his steadfast position on fiscal restraint and holding the line on tax increases. It turned into a call to fellow Republicans across the country to stand by its convictions as the fiscally prudent Party. By an overwhelming majority, the Fulton County Republican Party (FultonGOP) voted to approve a petition that was written by FultonGOP members and approved by its Executive Committee. The Executive Committee is comprised of the FultonGOP leadership who are all elected to their positions. It calls on Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and all Republicans to abide by the Party’s own stated principles of lower taxes and smaller government. "For the …
Monday, October 1, 2012
The Board of Commissioners will hold required public input budget hearings across the county, including Roswell
Monday, October 1, 2012
Mark your calendars for the start of the more than two months of Fulton County budget wrangling, starting with public hearings held by the Board of Commissioners here in Roswell, as well as Sandy Springs, Atlanta and College Park. The Board of Commissioners wants – and is required to request – input and suggestions on the 2013 General Fund and South Fulton Tax District Fund budgets. The public hearings will provide Fulton County citizens an opportunity to obtain information about the budget process and to lend their voice to decision making, according to a news release from the county. The Board of Commissioners welcomes and encourages all residents to participate in the hearings that are scheduled as follows: The county "freed up" $17 …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
The city is expected to increase revenues and reduce expenditures, according to a presentation by Director of Strategic Planning & Budgeting Keith Lee.
Following an open forum fraught with disapproval of the recently released Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and the city's water management, Roswell presented its most updated version of the FY 2013 proposed budget, which maintains a 5.455 millage rate for the fifth year in a row. That millage rate is slightly lower than the 5.750 mills in Alpharetta during FY 2011-2012. However, Roswell's millage rate is higher than Milton's 4.731 mills and Johns Creek's 4.614 mills of FY 2011-2012. On its website, Roswell claims its high quality of services to residents and businesses make the millage rate one of the best values among cities of comparable size and service. The city's FY 2013 proposed General Fund budget is $59,653,146. That includes …
Sunday, April 15, 2012
With tax filing deadlines just two days away on April 17, prosecutors commit to the investigation of anyone who violates federal tax laws.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
It's April 15, but this year Tax Day is still two days away and with the April 17 tax filing deadline rapidly approaching, the United States Attorney’s Office and the Internal Revenue Service have strengthened their commitment to the investigation and prosecution of anyone who violates federal tax laws. “Nobody enjoys paying taxes, but everyone has to pay their fair share. As Tax Day approaches, we urge the residents of our community to comply with their tax obligations or be prepared to face the consequences,” said United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates. Although tax prosecutions tend to be highlighted during April every year, the United States Attorney’s Office and the Internal Revenue Service investigate and charge tax …
Friday, April 6, 2012
Which local tax preparer did you say was the best in Roswell? Here are the results!
April 15 is just around the corner, so this week we asked for your favorite tax preparer as an FYI for those who might have waited until the last minute. Here were your six choices: And the winner is...Waddel Smith Magoon and Freeman! The Roswell accounting agency took the top spot with 80 percent (4 votes). Coming in second was Liberty Tax Service with 20 percent (1 votes). The remaining locations received no votes.
Monday, April 2, 2012
Share your thoughts on the best place to get your taxes done last minute in Roswell!
It's getting close to April 15 - a day that inspires both elation and cringing, when it comes to doing your taxes. So this week Roswell Patch wants to know where someone should go to get their last minute taxes done locally? Here are the local businesses that made it into this week's poll: Have a favorite? Vote below in our poll. Why is this business the best place to go to have your taxes done? Tell us in the comments. Or click on the link to the local business in Roswell Patch Places and write your own review. Voting in the poll below is open until 9 a.m. Friday. We'll announce the winner at noon Friday. (Editor's Note: Because this poll is not scientific, it is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner. The winner will be …
Monday, February 20, 2012
Roswell is a pretty great place to live; but what would make it better? Are there problems in town you'd like to see addressed? Are there opportunities to improve our city?
An involved community can bring progress and prosperity. Roswell Patch hopes to help foster some of that engagement here on the site. As the editor, I often hear people talk about their vision for the future of this community, its schools, economy and more. But I'd like to hear from you. What do you want to see happen? Your responses can help drive local focus and, in some cases, even action. Check back every Monday for new questions so you can share your ideas, suggestions and even your own questions. Then, the following Saturday, we'll publish some of the most interesting responses, pass on your ideas for change to local representatives and often try to follow up with reports on where the community stands on the issues you've brought up…