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 »

AARP Offers Free Tax Help

EUGENE, Ore. — The countdown is on to file those taxes. If crunching numbers makes you nervous, don’t worry. You have a few free options. Signs at the Eugene Public Library were up Thursday, directing people to the AARP’s annual free tax aide service. The line started early for the first come, first serve help. … Continue reading »

Interview: AARP Tax Help

EUGENE, Ore. — Are you ready to file your 2013 state and federal taxes?  Free help is available, starting this weekend. Certified AARP volunteers can help you navigate the new rules. Local AARP coordinator Len Lewandowski joined us live in the studio for KEZI 9 News This Morning to tell us about the nearest AARP … Continue reading »

Tax Season: Get Started or Wait?

EUGENE, Ore. — The deadline to file your taxes is still about three months away but some people are already getting it done. As the old saying goes: There are two unavoidable things in life–death and taxes. So, should you file now or wait until April 15th? Tax services and customers say it depends on … Continue reading »

Taking Advantage of Year-End Savings

EUGENE, Ore. — With the start of 2014 just hours away, many people spent Tuesday trying to save a few dollars before the end of the year. Louise Brown, Financial Manager for Oregon Dental Care in Eugene says the last two weeks in December are pretty crazy. “Extremely busy. Each year, people wait ’til the last … Continue reading »

Tax Break Tips

EUGENE, Ore. — Tax day is on April 15. It may seem like a long way off, but with a little planning before the end of the year, you could lower your tax bill. At the end of the year, 55 tax breaks are scheduled to expire. So there are some tips to consider to … Continue reading »

Oregon Lawmakers Pass “Grand Bargain”

SALEM, Ore. — While the nation is in day four of a federal shutdown, Oregon lawmakers continue to celebrate the success of a three-day special session. The topic was a complex package of several pieces of legislation dubbed the “grand bargain.” It was back and forth the first two days of special session, but by … Continue reading »

Tax Refunds for Some Same-Sex Couples

(CNN) — Same-sex married couples who paid extra taxes because their marriage wasn’t recognized could get some of that money back. Before this summer’s Supreme Court ruling, the Defense of Marriage Act defined marriage as a between a man and a woman. That meant same-sex spouses had to file individually. Now they can file amended … Continue reading »

Protesters Push for Spending Changes

EUGENE, Ore. — Protesters used tax day to draw attention toward how Congress plans to spend all of those tax dollars. The Community Alliance of Lane County says Congress needs a better idea of how tax dollars should be spent. Americans across the country filed their tax returns Monday and demonstrators wanted everyone to know … 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 »

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