Many tax-exempt organizations need to file annual reports with the IRS by Monday or risk losing their status.
Form 990-series information returns are due on the 15th day of the fifth month after an organization’s tax year ends. That means organizations that use the calendar year as their tax year need to file for 2016. Continue reading
State officials want to hear from homeowners, renters, businesses and private nonprofit organizations that sustained uninsured damage from the recent severe storms and flooding. Continue reading
City, town and county officials are invited to a meeting later this month at the INDOT LaPorte District office to learn more about available sources of road funding.
House Enrolled Act 1002 invests hundreds of millions of dollars of new funding annually in state and local road and bridge projects across Indiana. Gov. Eric Holcomb signed the bill last month. Continue reading
May is Hepatitis Awareness Month, and state health officials are encouraging Hoosiers to get tested for the disease and learn how to prevent it. They say more than 7,000 cases of viral hepatitis were reported in Indiana in 2015. Additionally the number of reported acute Hepatitis C cases has risen by 400 percent since 2010. Continue reading
A Bremen man is jailed on a $25,000 cash bond following his Friday arrest on drug and other charges. Continue reading
Several local high schools are ranked among the best in Indiana by “U.S. News and World Report.” The publication reviewed more than 28,000 schools nationwide for its 2017 rankings, and 136 schools in Indiana made their “Best High Schools” rankings. The publication ranks schools based on their performance on state-required tests and how well they prepare students for college.
All of the local schools on the list offer students an opportunity to take Advance Placement ® (AP) coursework and exams. Continue reading
Indiana’s March unemployment rate is at its lowest point since 2001, according to state officials. They note the 3.9 percent rate is also well below the national average of 4.5 percent. The unemployment rate reflects the number of unemployed people as a percentage of the labor force. Indiana’s labor force increased by more than 6,000 over the past month, according to Indiana Department of Workforce Development Commissioners Steven J. Braun. Statewide employment saw a 12,322 increase, and a 6,229 decrease in unemployment. Continue reading
U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski says President Donald Trump has accomplished quite a bit since taking office in January, including the successful confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. Continue reading
Producers of a popular cable television show are looking for locations in northern Indiana to possibly tape upcoming episodes. “American Pickers” Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz travel the countryside in search of what they call “rusty gold.” Continue reading
Grant funds are available from the state for gas stations looking to add ethanol to their product offerings. Continue reading
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has increased the daily lake trout limit from two to three fish per day in Lake Michigan. Continue reading
Indiana is gearing up for highway construction season as Work Zone Awareness Week wraps up. The goal is to raise awareness of both motorist and worker safety in work zones. Continue reading
The Internal Revenue Service is preparing to turn seriously delinquent accounts over to private-sector collection agencies. The agency notes these are unpaid individual tax obligations that are not currently being worked by IRS collection employees and often were assessed by the tax agency several years ago. Continue reading
Indiana anglers need to purchase new fishing licenses. State-issued fishing licenses are valid from April 1 through March 31 of the following year. A valid license is needed to fish in public lakes, streams, rivers or tributaries in Indiana or its boundary waters. Continue reading
Taxpayers who owe $64,000 or less can file their income taxes for free. IRS officials say their Free File partnership makes doing so an option for 70 percent of taxpayers. Continue reading
Taxpayers who are unable to file their federal returns by the April 18th deadline can go online to request an extension. Continue reading
One in three Hoosiers are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to the Indiana State Department of Health. They encourage residents to take a prediabetes risk assessment. Continue reading
A two-vehicle crash near Argos claims the life of an infant from Monterey. It happened just before 5 p.m. Saturday on U.S. 31 at State Road 110. The Indiana State Police, Fulton County Sheriff’s Department, Rochester and Argos Police Departments all responded. Continue reading
If you’ve filed your federal income taxes and are wondering when you will get your money, there’s an app for that. The Internal Revenue Service urges taxpayers to download their IRS2Go mobile app to easily check their refund status. Continue reading
An important deadline is rapidly approaching for taxpayers who turned age 70½ during 2016. In most cases they must start receiving required minimum distributions (RMD) from Individual Retirement Accounts and workplace retirement plans by Saturday, April 1, 2017. Continue reading