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The COVID-19 pandemic placed great strains on Wisconsin’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs over the past two tax seasons. These programs, offering free tax preparation services to qualifying Wisconsin taxpayers, are experiencing a critical need for new volunteers as sites statewide prepare for the 2022 tax season. […]

Princess Bride impatience via Aside from having to fill out a tax return, the most annoying thing for most people each year is waiting for their tax refunds. The complaint is continually atop the list of taxpayer complaints. The frustration of waiting for the Internal Revenue Service to deliver their tax cash probably is why so many […]

Local shoppers normally look to buy TVs, sound systems and other items during the tax-free weekend, but this upcoming tax holiday is to help Texans stock up on the emergency supplies. “It’s good to have water, batteries and generators,” said Bell County Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Harmon. “The solar-powered lanterns are actually pretty cool nowadays […]

We’ve been monitoring spending changes that have taken place since most of the world’s population went under stay-at-home orders, starting mid-March. In March, our customers’ data showed us the most in-demand products and services were those that could be digitally sourced to help consumers navigate their new normal at home, with industries supporting home activities […]

Here’s why you shouldn’t panic about your stimulus payment. Getty There’s lots of confusion—and unnecessary fear—surrounding the COVID-19 stimulus checks. Understandably so, since these “Recovery Rebates” have been made a part of the always confusing U.S. Tax Code.  The stimulus checks, which are one-time payments from the government to help consumers weather the economic storm […]

Customers of a Jackson tax service said they can’t get the stimulus checks the government promised them.The owner of American Tax Service said the checks are in the mail. “All we’re asking for is our money,” said tax service customer Kimberly Floyd. “I don’t want any problems. I’m even embarrassed to be on the news, […]