Monday, April 15, 2013
As Tax Freedom Day 2013 nears, we’re wondering how you feel about your bottom line? Do you think the government takes too much of a cut?
As the sun sets on another tax season, Americans have reason to celebrate. Tax Freedom Day 2013 is almost here. That’s the day when the country collectively has earned enough cash to pay off its taxes – federal and state – for the current year, according to TaxFoundation.org. “Tax Freedom Day provides Americans with an easy way to gauge the overall tax take – a task that can otherwise be daunting due to the multiplicity of taxes at various levels of government and ‘hidden’ taxes and fees that are often buried in the cost of living,” the organization’s website states. This year Tax Freedom Day falls on April 18. From that point on, Americans stop working for the government and start working for themselves, according to the foundation. So …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Hillsborough County Commissioners approved a larger property tax break for long-established senior homeowners, age 65 and older, who meet certain financial requirements.
Hillsborough County Commissioners agreed Feb. 20 to a heftier property tax break for older senior homeowners. Instead of the $40,000 homestead exemption long-time residents now get, the amount will rise to $50,000 starting in the 2014 tax year. The additional homestead exemption applies to taxpayers age 65 and older who own their homes and have lived in them for at least 25 years. The value of the home must be under $250,000 and there are certain income requirements. Household income limitations are contained in Florida Statute 196.075 and in Amendment 11. Commissioners voted 7-0 to approve the measure. Commissioner Kevin Beckner expressed concerned that residents would not know about the new exemption or how to file for it. Staff …
The extension for filing the 2013 Tangible Personal Property Tax Return nears. The application to do so in Hillsborough County is online.
Requests for a 30-day extension to file the 2013 Tangible Personal Property Tax Return can be filed online with the office of the Hillsborough County Property Appraiser. Online submissions are due no later than 5 p.m. April 1. Once approved, online verfication will be given. ______________ What To Know About The 2013 Tangible Personal Property Tax Extension ______________
Monday, April 2, 2012
When the filing deadline is fast approaching, where do you turn for advice?
Just because the IRS has extended the tax filing deadline to April 17 this year, doesn’t mean you want to crunch the numbers yourself. Brandon residents are lucky though. When the chips are down and time’s running out, there are many places in the area you can go for help. This week, we’d like to know which tax preparation office you trust to do your taxes right when the minutes on the clock are fast running out. Here are some of our favorites: Voting in the poll below is open until 9 a.m. on Friday. Ties will be broken based on the rules spelled out in the PDF that’s included along with this story. We’ll declare the winner shortly after the noon poll closing on Friday, April 6. So vote for your favorite place in the Brandon area to turn …