Tag Archive: tax

Jul 03 2012

LGBT couples often face additional financial hurdles

By Jason Alderman Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) couples – and individuals – often face significant financial hurdles compared to their heterosexual counterparts. According to Chris Kollaja, a certified public accountant and partner at A.L. Nella & Company in San Francisco, California, LGBT couples often incur higher costs for everything from income taxes to …

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Jul 02 2012

Save austerity measures for the next boom

Obama should reject the conservative mantra that equates government and family spending. By Donald Kaul There are two competing theories on how to pull us out of the economic slump we’re in, but you’d hardly know it from the debate going on in Washington. Conservatives, who want us to cut our way to prosperity, keep drowning …

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Jun 11 2012

Tax amnesty deadline looms

Texas Comptroller reminds businesses of upcoming tax amnesty period Texas Comptroller Susan Combs is reminding businesses they can soon begin clearing up their tax records without penalty and interest when the state’s Fresh Start tax amnesty period begans June 12. The tax amnesty covers taxes and fees that were originally due before April 1, 2012. Businesses …

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May 29 2012

Social Security’s dual-income trap

Families with two breadwinners can end up paying more than twice as much in Social Security taxes as families with just one income. By Salvatore Babones U.S. workers have paid a reduced Social Security tax rate of 4.2 percent for the past year and a half, down from the ordinary rate of 6.2 percent. For …

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May 21 2012

Applying for financial aid

IRS system helps with college application process By Clay Sanford/Special to ETR   College-bound students and their parents typically want to make every dollar and every minute of the college experience count including money spent on tuition and time spent on the college financial aid application process. “The Internal Revenue Service is helping minimize the …

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May 15 2012

Tatum ISD approves bond

By Jimmy Isaac Tatum Independent School District voters on Saturday approved a $29.9 million bond package. The final tally was 299 votes, or 79.9 percent, in favor of the proposal, and 75 votes against the bond. It was the school’s sixth successful bond election in a dozen years. The 2012 bond will increase the TISD …

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May 15 2012

Paperwork after tax filing season

Now that the tax filing season has come and gone, you may be wondering how long to keep records and what records to keep.  Keeping necessary records after you file your taxes is a good idea, as they will help you with documentation and substantiation if the IRS selects your return for an audit. “Normally, …

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May 15 2012

Sales tax figures drop slightly

Information from the Texas Comptroller indicates that City of Tyler sales tax revenues deposited for the month of May have decreased .76 percent as compared to May  2011, resulting in a 1.84 percent cumulative year-to-date increase.   The reported revenue of $3,282,753.29 is comprised of $2,188,502.19 general sales tax revenue and $1,094,251.10 half-cent sales tax …

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