Pulaski County is preparing to make a major investment in its tax software. Last week, the county council and commissioners agreed to let various county offices switch to Low software system for settlements and tax collection.Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners will continue discussing plans to move the Emergency Management Agency’s radio equipment to the former Winamac Masonic Lodge. Last month, Maintenance Supervisor Jeff Johnston suggested looking into whether the county’s DRMO funds could be used. That money comes from the sale of former military equipment owned by the county.
As Hoosiers start stocking up for Independence Day, be sure not to blow your top at the fireworks shop! Instead, understand that the cost of fireworks is directly impacted by sales tax, as well as an additional public safety fee. Continue reading
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
This is a quick reminder to Starke County residents that real estate taxes are due today.
Tax payment drop off locations include 1st Farmers Bank, Demotte St Bank and 1st Source Bank in Knox, 1st Famers Bank and Bank of Monterey in North Judson or Bank of Monterey in Monterey.
There is also a drop box outside of the Starke County Treasurer’s Office in Knox. Payments can be dropped off with a self-addressed stamped envelope so a receipt can be sent. Individuals are advised to bring their statements with them for faster service.
Direct any further questions to the Treasurer’s Office at 772-9111 extension 3.
A Knox-based furniture manufacturer appears to be headed for tax sale.
Although the Indiana General Assembly will not convene until next year, a task force is actively working this summer on future ways to fund Indiana’s road improvements.
The Pulaski County Council will continue to consider a move that may affect individuals filing personal property tax forms.
There may be a few changes this year in the way you prepare your taxes, thanks to the Affordable Care Act. For the first time, certain taxpayers may be getting health care information forms to help them complete their tax returns and keep with their tax records. Continue reading
The United Way of Marshall County is promoting a service for which many are unaware they even qualify.
Indiana residents can support public education when they file their state tax returns for 2015.
The Internal Revenue Service is looking to help more middle income households file their tax returns for free.
This year, the Free File Alliance and the IRS have re-launched the Free File program. For 2016, there are 13 tax software providers that have made their federal tax return products available for free.
If you’re still planning on making some year-end gifts to charity, the IRS has some tips for properly deducting them from this year’s taxes. Continue reading
The Starke County Election Board has approved the use of poll watchers for a referendum affecting the North Judson – San Pierre school corporation.
The Town of Culver distributed 28 surveys to landowners asking their thoughts on a possible annexation. Only six provided a positive response.
Plans were initially to annex land to the Northwest of Culver. By annexing land, Culver could increase its assessed value and population, but also gain space for future development.
The Town of Culver is following suit to support a wheel tax being considered at the county level.
During Tuesday night’s Culver Town Council meeting, members considered writing a letter to the Marshall County Council – who is in the process of considering the tax due to lacking state support for road maintenance and repairs.
The Town of Culver continues to lay the groundwork for a possible annexation of land that lies to its Northwest.
During Tuesday night’s Culver Town Council meeting, Town Manager Jonathan Leist provided members with a list of the 29 properties that would be affected if annexation moves forward.
A LaPorte man is being described as the victim of an Internal Revenue Service scam according to police.
The 53-year-old says he received a phone call from a man claiming to be an IRS agent, and that he needed to pay nearly $1-thousand or be subject to arrest. Following the suspect’s advice, the victim sent pre-paid credit cards through Western Union.
The Indiana Department of Revenue is promoting an option that some Indiana residents may qualify for when filing their taxes.