EPD Warns About Growing Number of Scams

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Police sent out an alert Wednesday about a growing problem, scams. Slick criminals have been duping people out of money over the phone or online. These scams range from automated voices claiming to be from the IRS, to a person asking for donations for a good cause. Law enforcement is asking … Continue reading »

IRS Scam Warning

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene man is warning others after he took a call from an IRS scam artist. Alex Aanderud says he got a call Wednesday from someone claiming to be from the Department of Legal Affairs with the Internal Revenue Service. He says they claimed they were going to take legal action against … Continue reading »

Delinquent IRS Employees Paid Bonuses

(CNN) — Another black eye for the Internal Revenue Service. An audit revealed the agency paid bonuses to employees who were in trouble over tax issues. The audit was conducted by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. It found that over a two-year period, nearly $3 million was paid to employees who were disciplined … Continue reading »

IRS Investigates Tax Identity Fraud

EUGENE, Ore. — Hundreds of local Catholics are finding themselves the victims of identity theft. The Archdiocese of Portland says Social Security numbers were stolen and used to file fraudulent federal tax returns. The fraud is widespread, and the archdiocese says it doesn’t yet have an exact count on those affected, but it estimates there … Continue reading »

Last Minute Tips For Filing Taxes

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Time is ticking to get your taxes filed. The tax deadline is just two days away. But local accountants said there’s still time to file and avoid those late fees. Local tax preparers said they’re always busy these last few days before the April 15th deadline to file tax returns, so they’re … Continue reading »

A Few Hours Left Until Tax Deadline

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s coming down to the wire to file taxes; those who waited until the last minute are not alone. Tax specialists say they’ve been swamped with phone calls and walk-ins all day, Monday. It’s been a mixed bag of stressed taxpayers and some who are taking the process in stride. For those … Continue reading »

Taxes Due at Midnight

EUGENE, Ore. — Taxes are due at midnight Monday; experts advise taxpayers to either pay on time or file an extension. The IRS says 97 million American taxpayers have already submitted their tax forms by the first of April, about 90 percent were done electronically. Specialists say that more people are filing through online services, … Continue reading »

Tax Filing Deadline Nears

EUGENE, Ore. — Tax consultants know when tax season rolls around, things get hectic. “Numbers are crazy lately because at the beginning of the year they had the fiscal cliff that turned into the fiscal delay,” said Tom Ames, owner of Liberty Taxes. That delay is causing some to frantically file their taxes before Monday’s … Continue reading »

Education Credit Forms Accepted Feb. 14

(CNN) — If you’re planning to claim an education credit on your taxes, you now have a Valentine’s date. Feb. 14 is the first day the IRS will accept returns with Form 8863, the education credit form. When the filing season kicked off on Jan. 30, the IRS was still updating the system that processes … Continue reading »