Monday, May 20, 2013
Check out a selection of the blogger contributions from community members, including businesses, hospitals and people just like you.
All members of the community are invited to "share what they know" and become a Local Voice, aka blogger, on Cuyahoga Falls Patch. Click through the links below to learn about what people in your community have to say about current events, businesses, family and living. • Do you let your children or pets drink from the hose on those hot and sunny days? Mom blogger Elana West questioned the safety of it and shared her research with us. • Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study (AMATS) writes about a new four-year program of highway, public transportation, and bike and pedestrian projects. Find out what they are here. • A local member of World Exchange is looking for families to host French students this summer. Blogger Jill Quinn, …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Check out this IRS Blog Video about how to find out where your tax refund is.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Tips on avoiding common errors in last-minute tax filing
The clock is ticking, last-minute tax filers: you have less than 18 hours to get those forms turned in. Filers must drop their hard-copy forms at the Cuyahoga Falls Post Office or submit electronically by midnight Tuesday. But don't fret - the IRS gives these tips to avoid the most common last-minute filing mistakes. Once you've completed your forms, take a few minutes to go through this checklist, and it could save you a tax headache later. From the IRS: File electronically. Filing electronically, whether through e-file or IRS Free File, vastly reduces tax return errors, as the tax software does the calculations, flags common errors and prompts taxpayers for missing information. And best of all, there is a free option for everyone. Mail a…
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
IRS warns of phishing, identity theft and other frauds.
The Internal Revenue Service has released its annual “Dirty Dozen” ranking 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. 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. Identity Theft Topping this year’s list Dirty Dozen list is identity theft. Identity theft cases are among the most complex ones the IRS handles, but the agency is committed to working with taxpayers who have become victims of identity theft. The IRS is …
Friday, January 6, 2012
Procrastinators will have 2 extra days to get their income tax returns in
Taxpayers have two extra days -- until April 17 -- to file their income tax returns with the IRS this year. The extended deadline is due to the fact that April 15 falls on a Sunday and April 16 is Emancipation Day, a holiday celebrated in Washington D.C. Federal law says District of Columbia holidays affect IRS deadlines the same way federal holidays do. The IRS is urging taxpayers to e-file their returns for better accuracy and faster refunds. The agency said it has introduced improvements to the e-file system, inlcuding new navigation features and interactive video for help with tax issues. The IRS will begin accepting e-file and Free File returns Jan. 17. IRS Free File provides options for free brand-name tax software or online …
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Elderly taxpayers in Ohio have been targeted.
The Internal Revenue Service is warning Ohioans to be on the lookout for a scam in which they are persuaded to file a false income tax return with the promise of a large tax refund. The scam, which has targeted elderly residents in the Midwest, has now spread to Ohio, an IRS news release says. The victim, typically a senior citizen, is duped into paying someone to file an unneeded tax return -- not only losing that money, but opening the door for identity theft. “Scammers are posing as tax return preparers, targeting the elderly and others receiving Social Security benefits. The scammers promise large tax refunds, and lure unsuspecting victims into paying for the preparation and filing of fraudulent tax returns claiming false withholding, …