In the middle of rushing, don't neglect to do the important things before December 31.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
The Internal Revenue Service knows that you are rushing right now to make last-minute donations to your favorite charities, which certainly helps reduce your taxes. In the process, givers may forget some obvious things, including other things that can be done to help you in this mad dash to the December 31 deadline. Here's a tip sheet from the IRS to help you out. 1. Make charitable contributions. If you itemize deductions, donations must be made to qualified charities no later than Dec. 31 to be deductible for 2011. You must have a canceled check, a bank statement, credit card statement or a written statement from the charity, showing the name of the charity and the date and amount of the contribution for all cash donations. Donations …
Learn how your Gwinnett County tax dollars are being spent at Friday’s SPLOST Citizen Review Committee meeting.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
For every dollar purchase made in Gwinnett, consumers must pay an additional penny as part of the county’s special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) program. In 2005, a Joint Citizen Review Committee was formed to review plans and expenditures for SPLOST funded projects. This Friday, April 29, government officials will meet with the committee to discuss the progress of current SPLOST projects. Officials expect the current SPLOST program, which began in April 2009 and runs through March 2014, to generate as much as $730 million for transportation, parks and recreation, city projects, public safety, courthouse facilities and libraries. Recent SPLOST funded county projects include the Sugarloaf Parkway extension, Alexander and Rhodes …