Saturday, April 20, 2013
The following information was supplied by the City of Northville police.
A Northville woman contacted City of Northville police April 9 after she attempted to file her taxes and discovered someone had already done so in her name, according to a police report. The woman stated that she and her husband attempted to file their taxes with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) online using Turbo Tax, the report said. She was notified through email that the return was rejected because someone had already filed a return, according to the report. She contacted the IRS and Federal Trade Commission and determined that someone had filed a fraudulent tax return using her name and social security number, the report said. The woman was told by the IRS to resubmit her tax return with an IRS form that claims her taxes were …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
What should you do after your refund check comes? Attorney Leslie H. Tayne shares what's best to do with a lump sum.
It’s that time of year again: tax season. After the time consuming process, you anxiously wait for your tax return. Although you may be inclined to go out and spend the money on a weekend vacation or an item you’ve been dying to purchase, take a second to consider some of these options for spending your return. Pay down debt A tax return is one of the largest lump sums of money you may receive all year. Use it wisely and dedicate a portion (or all of it) to paying down debt. If you have credit card debt, make a lump sum payment towards the bill. If credit card debt isn’t your problem, consider making an extra (13th) payment on your mortgage to lessen the amount you have left. If you are burdened with student loan debt or a personal loan…
Monday, April 15, 2013
Attention tax day procrastinators! Here's what you need to know.
Today is income tax deadline day and all federal and state paper returns must be postmarked April 15. If you are planning on meeting the deadline in Northville, the Post Office closes at 5 p.m. If you need more time, the Novi Post Office is open until 7 p.m. And don't forget, according to the federal post office, if an item isn't turned in by closing time, it won't be postmarked for that day. You don't want to start accumulating interest and penalties! For a list of free options to e-file your return go to IRS.gov. If you find you need more time to file your tax returns, you can get an automatic six-month extension from the IRS. Here are five things you need to know about filing an extension, according to IRS.gov. Visit the IRS website at …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
The IRS tax filing deadline this year is April 15. Income-eligible Wayne County residents can have their taxes done for free.
Wayne County residents who haven't yet completed their income taxes for this year could be in luck. Wayne County residents who earned $50,000 or less last year are eligible to have their taxes prepared for free at Wyandotte's Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency. The free assistance is in partnership with Wayne County Asset Building Coalition. Single filers who made $50,000 are eligible, as are households whose combined incomes fall below the $50,000 threshold. "Wayne Metro's trained tax preparers filed 4,000 returns in 2011 & 2012, bringing over $2.9 million dollars in returns back to low and moderate-income families," the organization said on its website. While appointments are suggested by calling 734-284-6999, walk-ins are …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Bond would update existing technology, district says.
Voters in the Northville school district will consider a $20.87 million bond proposal Nov. 6 to replace aging district technology, according to a news release from the district. The Northville Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution to put the issue on the November ballot at its July 9 meeting, the news release said. While nearly 90 percent of the bond funds are earmarked to address technology improvements, the proposal also includes funds for the purchase of replacement buses for the district’s aging fleet, the news release said. The technology enhancements contained in the bond proposal will affect Northville Public Schools students and the community in the following ways, the news release indicated: “The guiding principles …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Tuesday is tax day this year! Here's where you can do taxes locally.
Today is Tax Day in the United States, and unless you're filing an extension, the deadline to file is Tuesday! If you need help finding a place to do your taxes, check our directory on Northville Patch. There also are a variety of free and paid tools available for filing taxes. You can download all necessary forms at irs.gov. Can't file in time? No worries, as the IRS offers extensions.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Patch's guide to post offices open late tonight for tax-filing purposes.
Tax Day 2011 has arrived. Even with a 3-day extension offered this year, there are always those who wait to the absolute last-minute to mail their returns. The deadline for having returns postmarked is midnight tonight. Not very many post offices will remain open late to accommodate late filers. The Plymouth Post Office, located at 860 Penniman Ave, will close at its normal time, 5:30 p.m. Here is a list of all United States Post Offices in the area that will remain open late tonight. Canton Northville The U.S. Post Office offers more location options online.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Tax Day has been pushed to April 18th this year and Northville CPA Tamara Carlone has some tips for last-minute filers.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
If you are thinking this is an error, here's good news: It's not. Tax Day is April 18this year since it took a while to get a new law passed and to get the correct forms made. We get a whole additional weekend to comply. I will post one tip a day on Northville Patch until the big day for last-minute filers. Let me know if you have any additional tips needed via the comments section below. The tip today is: if you want to get your returns in on time and you do not think you have enough time – get help! Is it too late you ask? Well, you should ask as soon as you get your W-2. But it is possible to find help at this point. Pick up the phone and don’t wait any longer. At least get help filing an extension if needed. Who should you …
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
State budget cuts mean changes. Here's a summary of what they are.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
People don't always pay as much attention to tax law changes at the state level. Trust me however, they are a moving target too, just like federal tax law. Yes, we take the federal “adjusted gross income” (AGI) figure to kick off the preparation of our state return, but there can be a lot of state specific adjustments from there to get to the figure we are actually taxed on. These changes can have a big impact on your pocketbook. Some of the Michigan tax-related changes are listed here. The information provided in this column is not financial advice. The information provided on this public website is provided solely for the general interest of the visitors to this website. The information contained in the column applies to general …