The IRS has announced a delayed start to the tax filing season. Here's the date of when you can file, plus some locations in Chicago Heights, Olympia Fields and South Chicago Heights to get help on your taxes.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Families and individuals who meet a certain criteria can get tax assistance later this month.
Prairie State College (PSC) in conjunction with the Center for Economic Progress (CEP) is offering opportunities for individuals and families meeting certain criteria to get their taxes done for free. PSC is one of many organizations operating as a CEP tax site offering tax preparation assistance. The location is PSC’s Adult Training and Outreach Center, 202 S. Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL. The tax assistance will be available beginning Jan. 26, through April 13, 2013. The hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The free assistance is available for individuals with incomes less than $25,000; for families with income level less than $50,000. The service is offered on a first come, …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Mayor David Gonzalez recently criticized the library for consistently requesting more tax money than it was using, but the institutions yearly report tells a different story.
Article updated at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 to include documents provided by the mayor of Chicago Heights. Conflicting documents about the Chicago Heights Public Library's tax revenue give some insight into how the institution is spending, or not spending, tax dollars. The library's spending, or lack thereof, was a hot topic at the Monday city council meeting, after the 2012 tax levy had the institution losing more than $170,000 in funding. When asked about the decrease, Mayor David Gonzalez said the library had been levying for more than $1 million every year and spending significantly less. Read: Is the Heights Library Stockpiling Too Much Tax Money? While Gonzalez criticized the library for over-levying and underspending, …
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Local government run amok. Death Row gets an undeserved favor. Teen-aged losers in the thrall of the Dark Side. Just a sampling of the commentary offered by readers on the Southland's Patches in recent days.
On "Oak Lawn Finishes Strong in 2010" from Oak Lawn Patch How can you paint the trim of a house when you can't afford your own medication or food? Is the village going to help? NO! They fine, impose and persecute instead of asking - "Hey - do you need some help?" Beautify??? Sure - after they make it really hard if you are on a fixed income or no income... Instead of writing tickets to those in need (retirees, unemployed) - why not ask - "Is there a reason?" or "Can we help you get this done?" We have youth in this village who need community service - why not use the resources and HELP your neighbor instead of STRESSing your neighbor??? I would love to have a village that REACHES out to help it's own neighbors instead of hurting its own…