The TAX ATTIC

Reasons to file The end of the 2009 tax filing season is coming up quickly. The majority of all tax returns are completed and either mailed in or e-filed. However, there are still several million, perhaps up to 20 million, taxpayers who are going to file an extension. There are actually some very legitimate reasons […]

Bear Cub Scouts visit Cannon Township Offices

Melissa Soderstrom reviews how tax payments are applied as Jacob Stauffer, Trevor and Jake Carlson, Sean McLellan, Nathan Triesenberg and Mason Parker watch.

Paying taxes isn’t fun for adults, but did prove to be entertaining to the third grade Bear Cub Scouts from Crestwood Elementary on a recent visit to the Cannon Township offices. As part of their rank achievements, the boys received a tour of both the township government offices and the fire department. Township treasurer, Jim […]

The Tax Attic

Answers to two more frequently asked questions I had some good comments on last week’s article concerning the most common questions that tax professionals ask of the research company I deal with the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP). It doesn’t matter how experienced the tax professional is, how long he or she has been […]

Six frequently asked questions answered

The Community Expo, one of my favorite events of the year, occurred last Saturday at Rockford’s senior high school. This was the fifth annual expo as sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. We have Carl Shook, past executive director of the Chamber, to thank for our expo. Six or seven years ago, he first proposed […]

Schemes Promise Bigger Refunds

The old adage stating that if something is too good to be true, it probably is too good to be true really applies today. We have seen the headlines about the losses incurred by the people who invested with Bernie Madoff. Many of those people were millionaires, with “were” being the operative word of the […]