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Community Focuses on Murfreesboro's Budget FY 2020
Community Focuses on Murfreesboro's Budget FY 2020

The Murfreesboro City Council is making final adjustments to the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2020 that goes into effect July 1, 2019, about two-weeks away.

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2018 Vita Program Results in $2.2 Million Impact on Rutherford and Cannon Counties
2018 Vita Program Results in $2.2 Million Impact on Rutherford and Cannon Counties

Through combined efforts with My Free Taxes, a free online filing service, the economic impact from the VITA program has increased by ten percent over last year.

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City Property Taxes due Jan. 2, 2018 without interest
City Property Taxes due Jan. 2, 2018 without interest

Finance Director and City Recorder/Treasurer Melissa Wright reminds property owners to pay property taxes on time. City property taxes are normally due by Dec. 31 but payment can be made on or before January 2, 2018 without incurring interest charges.

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If your household income is less than $64,000 you can file taxes for free
If your household income is less than $64,000 you can file taxes for free

Through the United Way Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, individuals and families with an annual household income of less than $64,000 can file their taxes for free until April 18, 2017.

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 Has your Property been substantially Damaged?
Has your Property been substantially Damaged?

With recent storms your home or property may have suffered damage. Did you know that under Tennessee State law you may be eligible for relief?

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Free tax preparation locally for those making less than $64K annually
Free tax preparation locally for those making less than $64K annually

Beginning January 28, 2017, immediately following National Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day, the VITA sites at Patterson Park Community Center and the Smyrna Public Library will be open to individuals and families with a household income less than $64,000 annually.

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Tax Revenues are Up in Tennessee
Tax Revenues are Up in Tennessee

Tennessee tax revenues exceeded budgeted estimates in May, driven primarily by sales taxes. Department of Finance and Administration Commissioner Larry Martin announced that overall May revenues were $1.0 billion, which is $41.3 million more than the state budgeted.

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Tennessee Tax Collections Beat Projections by Nearly $700 Million
Tennessee Tax Collections Beat Projections by Nearly $700 Million

Tennessee general fund tax collections are beating projections by nearly $700 million through the first nine months of the budget year.

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File Taxes for Free During Final Month of Tax Season
File Taxes for Free During Final Month of Tax Season

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties continues to offer free tax preparation this month for residents who make $62,000 or less.

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The VITA program is in full swing filing taxes for residents for free
The VITA program is in full swing filing taxes for residents for free

In 2015, volunteers with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program filed nearly 730 tax returns resulting in over $1 million returned into Rutherford and Cannon counties.

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Volunteer to help with the VITA program in Rutherford County
Volunteer to help with the VITA program in Rutherford County

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is currently seeking volunteers for the 2016 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

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Despite a goal to originally do away with the Rutherford County wheel tax long ago, it is still needed
Despite a goal to originally do away with the Rutherford County wheel tax long ago, it is still needed

The wheel tax in Rutherford County was initially put into place to build Oakland and Riverdale High Schools. County Mayor Ernest Burgess says that despite its original intent, it is still needed today.

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It will cost MORE to smoke in Tennessee
It will cost MORE to smoke in Tennessee

Under a new state law, Tennessee retailers will have to charge smokers at least 15 percent more than the wholesale cost. The surcharge is theirs to keep.

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Rude awakening on Tax Day (April 15th)
Rude awakening on Tax Day (April 15th)

April 15 is "Tax Day" and some area residents have had the rude awakening that their Social Security numbers were stolen. The residents found out when they filed their income tax forms this year with the Internal Revenue Service.

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Tax program called VITA is for families with an income of $60,000 or less
Tax program called VITA is for families with an income of $60,000 or less

Through the United Way Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, individuals and families with an annual household income of less than $60,000 can file their taxes for free from now until April 10, 2015.

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Need FREE help with taxes in Murfreesboro? VITA Site Open From January 30 - April 15, 2015
Need FREE help with taxes in Murfreesboro? VITA Site Open From January 30 - April 15, 2015

In 2014, $842,893 was returned back into Rutherford and Cannon counties through the United Way VITA program.

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Volunteer with the United Way to help folks file taxes

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is currently seeking volunteers for the 2015 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

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Volunteers needed to help with income tax program
Volunteers needed to help with income tax program

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties is currently seeking volunteers for the 2015 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

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Murfreesboro Property Taxes Due Dec. 31st
Murfreesboro Property Taxes Due Dec. 31st

City property taxes are due by Dec. 31. Finance Director and City Recorder/Treasurer Melissa Wright reminds property owners to pay property taxes on time.

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City Council Adopts 2014-2015 Budget

The Murfreesboro City Council adopted the proposed fiscal year 2014-2015 budget for Fiscal Year 2014-15 with no increase in property tax rates at their June 26th meeting...

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Is the tax deadline giving you a headache? Get your taxes filed for free...
Is the tax deadline giving you a headache? Get your taxes filed for free...

With less than one week left before the April 15 tax deadline, the Internal Revenue Service is...

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IRS Not Accepting Tax Return Information Just Yet - Stand By
IRS Not Accepting Tax Return Information Just Yet - Stand By

The Internal Revenue Service will begin accepting federal income tax returns on Friday, January 31st. This date is 10 days later than the originally planned starting date of January 21st.

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Amazon.Com is Now Collecting Taxes in Tennessee
Amazon.Com is Now Collecting Taxes in Tennessee
In a past deal struck with the administration of former Gov. Phil Bredesen, Amazon was absolved from collecting the state sales tax. Customers were responsible for paying them on their own to the state Department of Revenue. That is no longer the case.
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Taxes Delayed for End of 2013? Really - Is This Good News or Bad?
The IRS said the government shutdown has forced it to delay tax filing season until January 31st. It had been slated to start January 21st.
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Murfreesboro Reminder: City Property Taxes Due This Month
Murfreesboro Reminder: City Property Taxes Due This Month
If you don't pay your taxes in the City of Murfreesboro, you may end up in court.
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Is This Bad? Tennessee Has One of the Highest Combined Local and State Taxes
Is This Bad? Tennessee Has One of the Highest Combined Local and State Taxes

Five states do not have a statewide sales tax: Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, and Oregon. Of these, Alaska and Montana allow local leaders to charge local sales taxes.

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Tax Seminar With the TN Dept. of Revenue and MTSU Scheduled for Sept. 5th
Tax Seminar With the TN Dept. of Revenue and MTSU Scheduled for Sept. 5th
The Tennessee Department of Revenue and Middle Tennessee State University's Department of Accountancy remind business owners, accountants, and tax practitioners that the deadline for registration for this year's annual Tennessee Business Tax Seminar is rapidly approaching.
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File your taxes for FREE with Greenhouse Ministries
Appointments for qualifying individuals are available by calling (615) 494-0499. This year, online preparation is also available at www.uwrutherford.org.  Those needing assistance with online preparation may call 2-1-1 or (615) 269-4357.
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Rutherford County loses big on tax revenue
Rutherford County will lose thousands of dollars over the next few months and possibly years. WGNS’ Ron Jordon has more on this story…
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Special program to help local residents prepare tax returns is FREE
The 2012 VITA sites resulted in 346 accepted tax returns with a total refund amount of $492,000 going back into the communities of Rutherford and Cannon Counties. This year the United Way and Greenhouse Ministries aim to help even more residents.
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