Monday, April 15, 2013
Technical issues apparently kept some from filing their Pennsylvanian taxes.
If you’re a last minute tax filer, you have one more day to file your Pennsylvania taxes. The Commonwealth issued the following statement on its Facebook page: Due to technical issues that prohibited residents from accessing commonwealth websites including the Department of Revenue website and tax filing resources for a few hours earlier today, Revenue Secretary Dan Meuser announced the department will not impose penalties or interest on personal income tax returns filed on or before Tuesday, April 16. This does not impact the federal deadline to file your taxes, which is still Monday, April 15.
The post office is changing with the times.
It used to be that tax day meant local post offices would have extended hours, with some sites open until midnight for last-minute filers, but that is no longer the case. Local post offices will not have extended hours this year, according to Cathy Yarosky, Communications Programs Specialist for the Post Office. "According to the IRS, about 80% of all tax returns will be filed electronically this year….so our (tax return) volume is down considerably. As a result, no extended hours and no ‘midnight’ postmarks," Yarosky said in an email to Patch. Yarosky said first-class mail, which is what a tax return is considered, is down 25 percent in mail volume over the past 5 years. Did you file your tax return yet? Did you file through the post …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The decision means the board will need to adopt a preliminary budget by Feb. 19.
The Great Valley School Board voted Tuesday night to retain the option of raising taxes above the 1.7 percent index set by the state. The decision came down to approving one of two resolutions. The board voted in favor of a resolution (PDF) allowing the board to apply for exceptions to exceed the index. In addition to laying out calendar requirements for advertising and adopting a preliminary budget, the referendum says the following (emphasis added): The School District shall take all steps required to obtain approval for the referendum exceptions contemplated in the Preliminary Budget Proposal, including advertising once in a newspaper of general circulation and placing on the School District internet website Act 1 Referendum Exception …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The Great Valley School Board will decide Tuesday night whether to keep Act 1 exceptions on the table.
At its Tuesday night meeting, the Great Valley School District Board of Directors will decide whether to keep any tax increase for the 2013-14 school year within the state-mandated inflation index of 1.7 percent. The vote will determine how—and when—the rest of the budgeting process will unfold. The decision boils down to approving one of two resolutions, as stated in the online meeting agenda: Board adopts resolution to either approve going forward with the Act 1 budget process and applying for eligible referendums or adopts a resolution to waive the Act 1 process and construct the budget within the 1.7% Index for the 2013-2014 School Year. The above slide, taken from the Jan. 14 Great Valley School Board budget presentation, lists the …
Friday, October 12, 2012
The map is from Pew Charitable Trusts.
See what a study found out about your tax burden.
Friday, April 6, 2012
The financial services firm took a wide lead in our weekly poll.
When the filing deadline for votes in our contest ended at 9 a.m. Friday morning, Logan Financial Services had won EZ-ly. Bob Logan's firm, located on East King Street, garnered 71 percent of the vote, well ahead of any challengers, all of whom placed in single digits. Here are some of the comments from people dependent on Logan's services: david w foster wrote: logan financial does a good job year in & out , very professional, always there to help david w foster , president , eastern tas Malvern pharmacist Charles F. Kohlerman IV wrote: Bob has been my accountant for over 15 years and is most knowledgable about changing tax laws. Wouldn't go to anyone else. Charles F Kohlerman IV, R.Ph. President/CEO KOHLERMAN PHARMACY INC. Honorable …
Monday, April 2, 2012
Cast a vote for your favorite bank in our weekly poll of local superlatives.
Last week, we asked for your opinion of the top Italian restaurant in the area. This week, as the April 15 deadline approaches, we want to know the best place to get taxes done. What's the best place to get taxes done in the area? The choices: Copper Beech Advisors, H & R Block, Logan Financial Services, Raymond J. Keefe, Wagner Sharer & Company, and JBND Tax Books. Do you have a great professional tax preparer that we didn't include in our list? Tell us in the comments, and we'll add it to the poll. Also post in the comments any anecdotes or reasons you think support your vote—but don't forget to mention whom you're endorsing! Polls will close at 9 a.m. on Friday. In the event of a tie on our survey, we will break the tie by counting the …