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United Way supports Free Professional Tax Assistance

United Way of Central & Northeastern CT is proud to support the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) and the online MyFreeTaxes service. In 2017, more than 500 volunteers helped 12,000 taxpayers in our 40-town service are receive $27.8 million in refunds and credit through VITA and MyFreeTaxes.com Funding free tax preparation services for working […]

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Avoid the Rush: Some Taxpayers May Need Prior-Year Tax Data

The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers who have changed tax software products that they may need information from their 2016 tax return to complete their taxes this year. It’s always a good idea to keep copies of previously-filed tax returns. That recommendation is more important this year because, for some taxpayers, certain data from […]

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The Right to Quality Service – Taxpayer Bill of Rights #2

All taxpayers have basic rights when filing taxes and dealing with the IRS. This tip is one in a series that outlines the Taxpayer Bill of Rights, which groups the multiple existing rights in the nation’s tax law into 10 categories. This makes it easier for taxpayers to find, understand and take advantage of their […]

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Steps Victims Can Take to Minimize Effect of Data Theft

Every day, the theft of personal and financial information puts people at risk of identity theft. Generally, thieves try to use the stolen data as quickly as possible to: Sell the information to other criminals. Withdraw money from a bank account. Make credit card purchases. File a fraudulent tax return for a refund using victims’ […]

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Interest on Home Equity Loans Often Still Deductible Under New Law

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today advised taxpayers that in many cases they can continue to deduct interest paid on home equity loans. Responding to many questions received from taxpayers and tax professionals, the IRS said that despite newly-enacted restrictions on home mortgages, taxpayers can often still deduct interest on a home equity loan, […]

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Eastern Music Program to Host 11 Spring Concerts

Eastern’s Music Program to offer a Variety of Programming in March WILLIMANTIC, CT (02/21/2018) The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will host a variety of performances in March. From jazz to opera, audiences will be treated to performances representing a diverse range of genres and style periods. All concerts and recitals will be […]

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Three Popular Tax Benefits Retroactively Renewed for 2017; IRS Ready to Accept Returns Claiming These Benefits; e-file for Fastest Refunds

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today said that it is ready to process tax year 2017 returns claiming three popular tax benefits recently renewed retroactively into law. The Bipartisan Budget Act, enacted on Feb. 9, renewed for tax year 2017 a wide range of individual and business tax benefits that had expired at the […]

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