Tag Archive: tax

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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Apr 24 2012

Projected Trust Fund Exhaustion

By Phyllis Dillis The Social Security Board of Trustees today released its annual report on the financial health of the Social Security Trust Funds.  The combined assets of the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) Trust Funds will be exhausted in 2033, three years sooner than projected last year.  The DI Trust Fund …

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Apr 17 2012

Should you adjust your tax withholding?

By Jason Alderman Now that tax day has passed, chances are you’re either waiting patiently for your 2011 tax refund to arrive, it’s already been spent, or you just wrote the U.S. Treasury a check and are in budget-cutting mode. It’s difficult to calculate exactly how much you’ll owe in taxes unless your income and …

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Apr 10 2012

Knowing which financial records to save, toss

By Jason Alderman If the memory of hours spent hunting for and organizing paperwork to file your taxes is still fresh, think about doing some financial spring cleaning so next year’s tax preparation won’t be such an ordeal. Many people hold onto mounds of receipts and account statements because they’re not sure when it’s safe …

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Apr 10 2012

Fast tips for last-minute filers

If you haven’t filed your taxes yet, you still have options. First, you can electronically prepare and file your tax return. In most cases, you can do so for free by going to IRS.gov and clicking on the blue and green Free File icon. “If you owe taxes, you can e-file now and pay later …

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