CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1991
A program to help elderly taxpayers with income tax forms will be offered on Mondays from 9 a.m. to noon at the Seal Beach Senior Center, 707 Electric Ave. Led by trained volunteers, the program is open to anyone 60 or older. Participants should bring tax returns from the previous years as well as all current forms. Those who receive Social Security benefits should also bring the 1099-SSA form from the Social Security Administration.
February 10, 1991
Free preparation of federal and state income tax forms is being offered to low-income, elderly, handicapped or non-English-speaking residents through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. Sessions began last week and will continue through April. In the San Gabriel Valley, the sessions are scheduled: * Bruggemeyer Memorial Library, 318 S. Ramona Ave., Monterey Park, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturdays. * East Los Angeles Neighborhood Center, 33 N. Sunol Drive, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays.
January 16, 1991 |
A year from now as many as 20 million Americans may be able to file their federal tax returns without making a single mathematical calculation. About 3,000 Texans are getting a shot this filing season at experimental Form 1040EZ-1. With the new half-page form, you: - Attach the IRS' stick-on name-and-address label. - Fill in your Social Security number. - Answer whether you want $1 to go to the presidential campaign fund. - Say whether a parent can claim you as a dependent.
January 11, 1991
Gov. Pete Wilson Thursday proposed spending $55.7 billion for the 12 months beginning July 1. The spending plan now goes to the Legislature, which has until June 15 to enact a budget. The governor's proposal would increase state spending by 1.4% and leave the state with a $1.4-billion emergency reserve. The budget proposes $1.8 billion in additional taxes. Among the largest spending increases proposed by Wilson is a 14.4% boost in the prisons budget.
December 27, 1989 |
An estimated 100 million federal income tax forms for 1989 were mailed Tuesday, and this year taxpayers have an extra day to settle their bill with Uncle Sam, according to the Internal Revenue Service. Tax forms were printed in October and November and, in virtually all cases, were held for mailing by the Postal Service until the day after Christmas, said IRS spokesman Steve Pyrek. Tax returns are due on Monday, April 16, because the traditional April 15 deadline is a Sunday.
August 3, 1989 |
In a ruling likely to cost the state at least $10 million--and conceivably as much as $200 million--the State Board of Equalization decided Wednesday that hundreds of thousands of single parents on welfare are entitled to the state's maximum tax credit for renters. State officials said the ruling means that at least 97,000 welfare recipients who filed for renters' credits in the last four years stand to become eligible for refunds of up to $308 each.
July 1, 1989 |
The Internal Revenue Service Friday proposed several changes to 1989 individual income tax forms and announced new forms for the reporting of additional capital gains and children's investment income. This is the third year the IRS has sought comments from the public with the release of proposals for new forms. One of the new forms, No. 8814, would allow parents to report on their own tax returns the investment income of dependent children under 14.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1988 |
The question was posed at the Internal Revenue Service office in Santa Ana, where taxpayers were lining up Wednesday to get help with the new "simplified" tax forms: Is filling out your own tax returns really simpler this year? The consensus was a resounding yes and no. Said gray-haired Stella Rush of Costa Mesa, sitting down with her cane propped against one knee and her forms on the other: "Ha! (Bleep) that! That's a bunch of (bleep)!
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1988
Like many of us, Los Angeles County Supervisor Pete Schabarum recently filled out his income tax forms and wasn't too happy about wrestling with what he called "the most complicated, obtuse, incomprehensible documents ever perpetrated on the public." But rather than just grouse about it, Schabarum persuaded his fellow board members on Tuesday to protest the new forms and to urge Congress and the President to enact a new tax reform law.
March 22, 1988 |
In blissful ignorance, I wrote the other day that, income tax forms being as complicated as they are, I looked forward to retirement, when I could make a simple tax return on my retirement pay and Social Security benefits, and play Glenn Miller records all day. Alas, from readers who have already entered that dubious state, I learn that there is no such thing as surcease from the incapacitating paper work required of every taxpaying citizen who tries to do his duty to the IRS.