Pulaski County may finally be switching its court software, to bring it in line with much of the rest of the state. Superior Court Judge Crystal Brucker Kocher, Prosecutor Dan Murphy, and Circuit Court Judge Candidate Mary Welker met with the county council and commissioners earlier this month, urging them to make the switch from CSI to Odyssey.
For most tax payers, December 31st is the last day to take actions that will impact 2017 tax returns, according to the IRS.
For instance, charitable contributions are deductible in the year made. This means donations charged to a credit card before the end of the year count for the 2017 tax even if the bill isn’t paid until 2018 and checks made to a charity count for 2017 as long as they’re mailed by the last day of the year.
Taxpayers are urged to refrain from preparing their tax returns until all necessary forms and documents are received. Needed documentation includes W-2 forms from employers and 1099 forms from banks and other payers. Continue reading
Taxpayers who still need to file their 2016 tax returns can still get some help, according to the Internal Revenue Service. October 16 is the filing deadline for many of those granted an extension on their tax returns. The IRS says those individuals can still take advantage of several programs.
Lawyers with cases in Pulaski County can now file many court documents electronically. Electronic filing is now an option for over 40 types of civil and criminal cases in Pulaski Circuit and Superior Courts. It will become mandatory on Friday, September 22.
Attorneys with cases in Starke Circuit Court can now file many documents electronically. Continue reading