Monday, April 15, 2013
Technical issues apparently kept some from filing their Pennsylvanian taxes.
If you’re a last minute tax filer, you have one more day to file your Pennsylvania taxes. The Commonwealth issued the following statement on its Facebook page: Due to technical issues that prohibited residents from accessing commonwealth websites including the Department of Revenue website and tax filing resources for a few hours earlier today, Revenue Secretary Dan Meuser announced the department will not impose penalties or interest on personal income tax returns filed on or before Tuesday, April 16. This does not impact the federal deadline to file your taxes, which is still Monday, April 15.
The post office is changing with the times.
It used to be that tax day meant local post offices would have extended hours, with some sites open until midnight for last-minute filers, but that is no longer the case. Local post offices will not have extended hours this year, according to Cathy Yarosky, Communications Programs Specialist for the Post Office. "According to the IRS, about 80% of all tax returns will be filed electronically this year….so our (tax return) volume is down considerably. As a result, no extended hours and no ‘midnight’ postmarks," Yarosky said in an email to Patch. Yarosky said first-class mail, which is what a tax return is considered, is down 25 percent in mail volume over the past 5 years. Did you file your tax return yet? Did you file through the post …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Lower Merion's school board approved a 2013-14 preliminary budget Tuesday.
Lower Merion's school board on Tuesday approved a $222 million preliminary budget for the 2013-14 school year. That budget, which will likely be reduced over the coming months, would carry a 4.4 percent real estate tax increase. The preliminary budget serves as a starting point in the budget approval process, said district spokesperson Doug Young. In May, the board is expected approve a “proposed budget,” a more refined budget that forms the foundation for a “final budget” to be approved by the board in June, Young said. School officials had previously cautioned residents that this year’s tax increase is likely to be steeper than last year’s 1.99 percent increase. Altogether, this year’s budget is $222,134,342, with a $7,665,709 funding …
Friday, October 12, 2012
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Monday, December 5, 2011
The township manager offers options in a memo.
Lower Merion's government is getting $6.9 million in "unexpected" tax revenue this year, Lower Merion Township Manager Doug Cleland told the Board of Commissioners in a memo in advance of Wednesday's Finance Committee meeting. Cleland's memo, posted on the township's website as part of the meeting agenda (and attached to this article as a PDF), explains that tax-obligation disputes settled after the preliminary budget was submitted Oct. 21 amount to about $6.9 million, which would put commissioners in the position of having too much money in their general fund, per township regulations. Cleland suggests working with the Finance Committee to plan how to alleviate that. The Main Line Times reported Monday that Ward 2 Commissioner Jenny Brown…