Monday, January 31, 2011

Taxes, taxes, taxes

People in Brigham City are really on the ball, they want to pay their taxes right now and get it over with. Some were even excited to get started on them the end of December - they were wondering "where are those stupid tax forms?" Well, some of the tax forms are here in our lobby now and so are some of the tax instruction booklets, but the 1040 instruction booklet is not here yet. I promise we'll put them out the minute they arrive. I've had a notice they were supposed to ship the middle of January and that we would have them the end of January - but tomorrow is February and I haven't seen them yet. The government is having a hard time this year because they didn't pass some tax legislation until the very last minute - then they had to get all those instruction booklets changed and printed up - it takes awhile. Some they printed up wrong and we had to throw them away - don't rush the government.
If you are filing an itemized return, the government doesn't want to see it until the middle of February - don't rush! If you make under $49,000, you are eligible for free tax help through VITA. These volunteers will be at Bridgerland ATC at 325 West 1100 South, starting Wednesday, February 2, from 5:30 until 8:00 pm. You cannot make an appointment - it is first come first serve. If you want to make an appointment in another location you can call 211 to get information.


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