Stories tagged with: taxes

February 27, 2014 - 6:24pm
1 year 12 weeks ago

Since 2006, the United Way of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan Counties has been providing free tax preparation services for residents. Executive director Meg Deedrick, said the free service was started to increase income for families and households in the three county region the United Way serves.

"For many people that tax return is going to be the largest lump sum that they're gonna receive all year long, that's not already budgeted for something," said Deedrick....

February 11, 2014 - 9:21am
1 year 14 weeks ago

As many prepare to put together their taxes for this season there's some things to keep in mind.

A spokesperson for the Internal Revenue Service said that besides miscalculation mistakes on forms the other mistake people often make is not taking advantage of deductions and tax credits.

One is the Earned Income Tax Credit which can save someone up to $6,000.

"Folks who's income is $51-52,000 or less should check it out and see if they might be eligible for the Earned...

March 26, 2013 - 12:08pm
2 years 8 weeks ago

An estimated 25-30 percent of Ohioans will wait until the final two weeks to file taxes.

If you're one of those waiting until the last moment to submit your 2012 return you can file an extension. The catch is you will still have to pay if you owe and will get a late filing penalty.

"It will buy you an additional 6 months to submit your return," explained IRS Spokesperson Jennifer Jenkins. "Any tax due is technically due by midnight on April 15. So, the key is even...

February 27, 2013 - 6:23pm
2 years 12 weeks ago

This is the 7th year that The United Way is offering free tax clinics to residents of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counties. Those interested just need their W-2's and can call 2-1-1 to set up an appointment. If you didn't file taxes last year, you can set up an appointment to have those filed as well. The United Way will be taking appointments through the first week of April.

"Anyone that is making 60-thousand dollars or less a year is eligible. It is basic tax returns so we would...

April 18, 2011 - 5:17pm
4 years 5 weeks ago

The deadline for filing your taxes with the IRS is Monday at midnight.

The last collection for mail in Zanesville was at 6 p.m. Postmaster Steve Williams said they stopped extending their hours on Tax Day several years ago.

"Now 72% of all Americans are doing their taxes online, it's really a non-event for us the windows not as heavy and the letter mail quite frankly is not as much as use to be," he said.

While it's too late to mail out your taxes here in town,...

March 30, 2011 - 6:03pm
4 years 7 weeks ago

The deadline to file your taxes is quickly approaching.

IRS Representative Jennifer Jenkins said E-Filing taxes is growing in popularity. Reports show that nearly 70% of the country uses it.

"It actually helps prevent a lot of the common errors that we see, math miscalculations and that sort of thing," said Jenkins.

She said some of the errors include incorrect social security numbers, addition and subtraction errors, and missing identification numbers for child...

January 25, 2011 - 6:27pm
4 years 16 weeks ago

The annual Super Tax Prep Saturday in Zanesville will take place this weekend to kickoff tax season.

Trained counselors will assist clients in e-filing simple federal and state tax returns free of charge through the first week of April.  Clinics are for individuals and couples with combined incomes below 60,000 dollars who have simple returns to file.  Financial Stability Coordinator Amy Davis reminds clients what to bring when they go to their...

January 3, 2011 - 7:11pm
4 years 20 weeks ago

The Salvation Army is also teaming up with The United Way to offer tax help to those who qualify. 

The United Way will be offering training at The Salvation Army in the upcoming two weeks.  Case Manager Karen Walker says for the first time, The Salvation Army will now be able to prepare taxes for those who meet the income criteria.

"It's always wonderful when agencies work together because again, we can't stand on our own. It takes the whole community to meet the...

January 3, 2011 - 6:42pm
4 years 20 weeks ago

If you are looking for free tax preparation services, The United Way can help.

The Financial Stability Partnership's Tax Coalition is teaming up with The United Way to provide free services to eligible individuals and families.  Financial Stability Coordinator Amy Davis says following last week's tax law changes, the IRS announced today the upcoming tax season many not start on time for all individuals.

"Individuals who are going to itemize their deductions are not...

April 15, 2010 - 8:01pm
5 years 5 weeks ago

It was down to the wire for many people as they scramble to get their taxes done on time.

Susan Elliot with Jackson Hewitt in Zanesville says Wednesday and Thursday have been extremely busy and many people were stressed since they waited until the last minute.

"They waited til the last minute to get their paperwork together, so they stressed us out too," says Elliot.

Elliot says the variety of laws and tax codes often intimidate people. One...

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