Interview: Preparing Your Taxes

EUGENE, Ore. — The 2013 tax filing season is open. You can now file your 2012 tax return. Typically the season kicks off on Jan. 22, but that was delayed due to the fiscal cliff. Millions of taxpayers will have to wait to file until late February or March because of tax law changes made … Continue reading »

Tax Filing Period Pushed Back

EUGENE, Ore. — If you expected to get your tax refund by the end of January, that won’t be happening. The last-minute fiscal cliff decision pushed back the filing period by about 15 days. Usually you can file those taxes on the 15th, and now you can’t file until the 30th. Because that fiscal cliff … Continue reading »

2012 Tax Refunds Possibly Delayed

(CNN) — There’s no word yet if your tax refunds will be delayed this year because of the last-minute deal on the Fiscal Cliff. The IRS put out a statement saying, “The IRS is currently reviewing the details of this week’s tax legislation and assessing what impact it will have on this year’s filing season.” … Continue reading »

Fiscal Deal in Hands of House

WASHINGTON — The fate of the nation’s financial future now lies with the House. The Senate-passed bill is now in Republican-controlled territory where it could face more challenge. Under terms of the legislation, taxes on the middle class will not go up. Individuals earning $400,000 a year or more and households earning $450,000 or more … Continue reading »

Farm Bill Tentative Agreement Reached

(CNN) — There’s still no deal on the fiscal cliff. But lawmakers have reached a tentative agreement to keep your milk prices from going up in the new year. Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow said Sunday that the House and Senate have developed a short-term farm bill extension. Lawmakers say it would last one year. But, … Continue reading »

Articles Fuel Fiscal Cliff Misconception

EUGENE, Ore. — The “Fiscal Cliff Could Force Lane County, Oregon to Release Inmates”–that was the headline that ran on a couple news agencies websites Friday, but Lane County staff say it’s not true. The Lane County Sheriff’s Office and county administrators say a story about our recent jail cuts spiraled into a misleading headline … Continue reading »

Taxpayers Concerned About Fiscal Cliff

EUGENE, Ore. — With just five days before the fiscal cliff, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid admits a deal seems unlikely. President Obama returned to Washington Thursday for a last-minute push. We’ve been slowly rolling toward the fiscal cliff, and with just five days out, local taxpayers are on edge. “I am, but I think … Continue reading »

Starbucks to Take Stand on Fiscal Cliff

(CNN) — Starbucks will publicly take a stand on the looming Fiscal Cliff. CEO Howard Schultz is asking workers at its 120 D.C. area stores to write “Come Together” on the coffee cups they serve on Thursday and Friday. He says it’s a way to “send our elected officials a respectful but potent message, urging … Continue reading »