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July 26, 2008 | Kenneth R. Weiss
It's not every day that people want to pay more taxes. But the tug on the heartstrings appears to be opening purse strings for California's sea otter -- at least for another year. California taxpayers have voluntarily donated $253,350 so far this year by checking a box on their income tax returns and making donations. The amount is significant because it ensures that the donation box will appear again on next year's state income tax returns, funneling more money to the California Sea Otter Fund.
May 19, 1991
With the revelation that Neil Bush's Apex Energy Co. has increased the taxpayers' obligations by $2.3 million, in addition to our costs for bailing out Silverado Savings & Loan, wouldn't it be an equitable trade-off to let all of us list him as a dependent on future income tax returns? JEAN MYERS MAXWELL Carpinteria
February 26, 1993
In addition to senior discounts at movies, restaurants, theaters and stores, Social Security recipients get a 65th birthday gift of an extra deduction on their income tax returns. For a couple, this provides an additional standard deduction of $1,400. Not because of any change in the ability to pay; strictly for the honor of having reached a particular age. Has anyone ever questioned this giveaway? HARRY SIMMONS Garden Grove
December 6, 1991
Four people, including three San Fernando Valley residents, were sentenced Thursday for defrauding the U.S. government out of about $1 million by filing bogus income tax returns by computer, prosecutors said. Sheila Green and Doris Martin of Van Nuys, Chissay White of Sylmar and Daphne Thomas of Los Angeles were sentenced in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles by Judge Laughlin E. Waters. They re among eight defendants in the case, all of whom pleaded guilty.
March 9, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Thousands who failed to take advantage of new child credits on their income tax returns are getting some help from the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS estimated that so far, more than 30,000 taxpayers who appear to qualify for the $400-per-child credits failed to enter it on their tax forms this year. But Uncle Sam is taking care of the problem. In some cases, this means a larger-than-expected income tax refund; in others, it means a smaller tax bill, the IRS said.
December 28, 1989
A former tax lawyer with the Internal Revenue Service will teach a 10-week class at the Beverly Hills Adult School on how to file this year's income tax forms. The class, taught by former IRS attorney Norman G. Axe, will cost $35. It begins Jan. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the school, 241 S. Moreno Drive. Axe, now a lawyer in private practice in Santa Monica, will focus on helping taxpayers file their 1989 federal and California personal income tax returns. He also will offer general tax planning tips.
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