Tuesday, July 10, 2012
The county is looking for restitution for allegedly neglecting to pay fees and taxes over a six-year period.
Summit County Prosecuting Attorney Sherri Bevan Walsh said a complaint was filed in Summit County's Court of Common Pleas against Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, widely known as “Freddie Mac,” on behalf of Russell M. Pry, executive of Summit County, and Fiscal Officer Kristen M. Scalise. The complaint requests that Freddie Mac be ordered to pay restitution to Summit County for allegedly neglecting to pay fees and taxes over a six-year period. From 2002 through December 31, 2008, Freddie Mac failed to pay the fees or transfer taxes on more than 3,500 real estate transactions, according to the prosecutor. She added that Freddie Mac claimed to be exempt from those payments because it is a government entity. However, the county …
Friday, June 8, 2012
The bills are also available online and are due by July 13.
The second half of the 2011 real estate tax bills were mailed out by the Summit County Fiscal Office today. The closing date for payment is July 13, with the exception of military personnel. Property taxes are deferred for military reservists who are on active duty. Applications can be obtained by calling 330-643-2641 or by clicking here. There are several ways for taxpayers to make payment: The Fiscal Office offers various plans to assist in the payment of delinquent taxes. Any taxpayer who is delinquent should call 330-643-2600. Ohio law states it is the homeowners' responsibility to obtain and pay their tax bill on time. If you have not received a tax bill by the end of June, call 330-643-2588 or 1-888-388-5613, email summittreas@…
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…
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Summit County taxpayers must turn in their dues by Friday.
The first half of Summit County residents' Real Estate tax is due Friday, according to Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen Scalise. Homeowners who are not able to pay the first half can enroll in a tax installment program and make monthly payments. To apply, taxes have to be current and the deadline to sign up is Feb. 18. Call 330-643-2678 for more information. Under the Military Reserves Plan, military reservists on active duty do not have to pay real estate taxes on owner occupied property until they return from duty. Families interested in enrolling in this program should call 330-643-2641. You taxes can be paid at the Summit County Fiscal office on the third floor of the Ohio Building in Akron, 175 S. Main St. Office hours are …
Monday, January 30, 2012
Find out if you qualify for Summit County's Tax Credit Program.
Need some help with tax preparation this year? The Akron Summit Earned Income Tax Credit Program may be of help. Summit County residents who are low-to-moderate income workers and meet the below eligibility requirements could get credit or their tax preparations done for free. "Preparing a tax return can be complicated and costly," Summit County Executive Russ Pry said. "It is important for eligible citizens to know that there are free and fast high quality tax preparation services being made available to them." Tax Preparation Locations: To schedule an appointment call 1-866-861-6401. For more information call the Akron Summit Community Action (ASCA),Inc. at 330-376-6000.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
With state funding cuts in sight, the school board places a levy on 2011 fall ballot.
The Woodridge Board of Education voted to place a levy on the fall ballot after having waiting to evaluate state funding cuts. The Board approved the measure Tuesday night. The district will ask voters to support a 5.88-mill 10-year replacement levy, estimated to bring in $2.85 million annually. The district had originally planned to go to the voters in May for a levy that would generate $3.25 million, but Superintendent Walter Davis recommended the district wait for concrete numbers from the state. At the Board's July 13 meeting, Walter said state budget cuts for the district are estimated at $1.4 million. “It was very wise of our superintendent to recommend removing the levy from the ballot last May,” Cheryl Hoover said, school board …
Monday, May 2, 2011
Current tax levy expires at the end of the year.
Among the decisions facing voters on the May 3 ballot, is whether to pass a 1.9-mill, replacement tax levy for the Cuyahoga Falls Library. The 1.3-mill levy, currently in place, expires in December. “We need to replace that levy, or we will lose half our income,” said Library Director Kevin Rosswurm. Currently operating on a $2.43-million annual budget, the library uses taxes from the levy for resources that include the purchase of materials, such as books and movies, as well as staffing for the library. Recent renovations to the library are separately funded. Rosswurm said, while he understands that some voters feel they cannot afford or are resistant to the tax levy, others realize that reductions in state funding require that a local…
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Issue 16 would fund operations, add about $18 to annual property tax bill.
The signs are suddenly ubiquitous in Cuyahoga Falls, urging support for Issue 16 to fund operations for the Cuyahoga Falls Library. The current library funding levy expires at the end of this year. The library says state support has been reduced in recent years and is likely to be further reduced, putting more pressure on libraries to fund their operations locally. Issue 16 is on the May 3 ballot and voters in the Cuyahoga Falls City School District, including Silver Lake Village, may vote on the issue. The levy is for a total of 1.9 mills, or $1.12 per week on a house with an appraised value of $100,000 ($58.24 a year). The library says state support for the Cuyahoga Falls Library has fallen 49 percent since 2001. This levy would …
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
A roundup of the top stories making headlines in Northeast Ohio on Feb. 23.
Here's the list of the top stories from Patch sites in your area: Getting Help With Your Taxes St. Joseph Academy Honors Westlake's Michael and Cathy Gallagher For Their Service Love-A-Stray and Petco Team for Pet Adoption Video: PTA Names its 2011 Helping Hands Award Winner
Monday, December 20, 2010
Amid teacher contract talks and budget cuts, the school board prepares for an initial vote for a new levy in the spring.
The Woodridge Local Schools board of education tonight will consider placing a levy on the May ballot to stave off an almost $5 million budget deficit projected for the 2013-14 school year. Board President Cheryl Hoover said she was unsure how large a levy the district administration would request. The board will meet at 7 p.m. tonight in the library at the high school, 4440 Quick Road. "Everything's now catching up with us," Hoover said. "We are at that cycle where we need to ask for new money and we also are faced with potential budget cuts from the state of Ohio." Hoover expects to see a 15 to 20 percent cut in state funding. Earlier this month, Superintendent Walter Davis proposed about $800,000 in cuts to the general fund budget for …