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 »

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 »

Local Groups Offer Tax Assistance

EUGENE, Ore. — April 15 is just more than two weeks away, which means you don’t have a whole lot of time to get your taxes filed. The AARP offers tax assistance sites around Lane County, including one at the Campbell Senior Center. With just two weeks left, aides are really pushing folks to get … Continue reading »

Smokers React to Proposed Tobacco Tax

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon lawmakers are considering raising taxes on cigarettes by a dollar a pack–that would bump it up to $2.18. According to health advocates, raising taxes on tobacco products is an effective way to reduce tobacco use. Smokers aren’t convinced that raising taxes is the best way to get rid of tobacco use. … Continue reading »

Service Fee Could Head to the Ballot

EUGENE, Ore. — A city property tax levy and stormwater and parks fee are off the table in Eugene. Instead, Eugene city counselors are moving forward with putting a city service fee on the ballot. The fee would raise $5.3 million to help with funding city services. You may recall the city is facing a … 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 »

City Council Discusses Fees, Levy

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene City Council will discuss taxing at Monday night’s work session and public meeting. The tax would be used to help fill a $6 million budget gap next year. At last week’s meeting, councilors directed the city manager to come back with plan for an ordinance. The council will take action on … Continue reading »

AARP Offers Tax Assistance

EUGENE, Ore. — Free tax help attracted an early morning crowd at the Eugene Public Library. It’s one of 10 locations in Lane County where trained AARP volunteers are assisting with tax returns. Senior citizens as well as low and middle income residents can sign up for an appointment. It’s first come first, first serve. … Continue reading »

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