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Source: United Nations Photo via flickr
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How Much Does Garbage Service In Superior Cost? City Proposes New Fees

The extra-high property taxes paid by residents of the City of Superior and Douglas County have always been explained  with the phrase:  "But that includes the cost of garbage and recycling service".  A new proposal from the Mayors Office and the City Council would add an additional $20 minimum fee on to that - to subsidize the landfill operations.

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Photo by Olivier Douliery/ABACAUSA.com
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IRS Follows You On The Internet

Here's something to think about before you go online and before the upcoming April 15th tax deadline:  The Internal Revenue System has gone high-tech in the digital age, tracking your movements online in an effort to snuff out tax evaders.

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(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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Little Known Facts About Something Everyone Dreads or Hates, TAXES

 

A tax (from the Latin taxo; "I estimate") is a financial charge or other levy imposed upon a person by a state or governing body. According to Black's Law Dictionary, a tax is a "pecuniary burden laid upon individuals or property owners to support the government. In one place I read that it is not a "voluntary donation, but a forced payment".

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Is Your Unclaimed Tax Refund Among the $1 Billion Being Held by the IRS?

There are still a few weeks left to file your 2012 tax return, but April 15 of this year marks another important deadline for taxpayers: it's your last chance to file for a refund on your 2009 taxes.

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You Might Be Getting Scammed Out Of Your Tax Return Right Now, Shockingly Easy

You could be getting scammed out of your tax returns, and your identity. A new gang that started in Florida has been stealing social security numbers and using them to fill out fake tax returns and collecting the money. The worst part is, it was easy.

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How to Stop Identity Thieves From Stealing Your Tax Refund

Last week, the Internal Revenue Service announced that it had targeted about 400 identity thieves across the country. The thieves were using stolen Social Security numbers to file false tax returns and then claim the refunds.

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How To Reduce The Impact Of The Social Security Tax Increase

At the end of 2012, President Obama increased the Social Security Tax by 2% - meaning that your take-home paychecks in 2013 are less than they once were.  The move happened without much fanfare, but many Americans have been wondering what they can do to counter the loss of income.

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Source: 401K2013 via flickr
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Free Tax Preparation For Qualifying Northwestern Wisconsin Residents

Residents who live in Northwestern Wisconsin and meet certain income guidelines can get free tax preparation help from the Northwest Wisconsin Community Services Agency, Inc.

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(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Obama’s News Taxes Expected To Hurt The Restaurant Industry In A Major Way

Observers close to the food and restaurant industry are watching their bottom line shrink, with profits expected to be lost due to new taxes that went into effect on January 1st.  With Obamacare putting a halt to hiring and forcing some managers to cut staff and hours, the industry was already forecasting a pale 2013.  But now with the reversal of the payroll tax holiday that eats an additional 2% from employees take-home check, the companies and supervisors that manage the nations biggest restaurant chains are fearful for what that will mean for their bottom line.  Rising gas prices don't help, either.

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Source: 401K2012 via flickr
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Volunteers Needed To Provide Tax Prepation Services In Northwestern Wisconsin

The Tax Assistance Program in Northwestern Wisconsin is looking for volunteers to staff their free tax return services in the coming tax year.  Prior experience is preferred, but not necessary;  Training is provided.  The agency is also looking for greeters and interviewers as well.

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(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Not So Fast: Obama’s Spending Plans Will Raise Middle Class Taxes According To Watchdog Group

It may have sounded good in theory, but a non-partisan watchdog group has released their findings that Obama's pledge to not raise taxes on the middle class doesn't hold water.
A new study by Douglas Holtz-Eakin of the American Action Forum finds that President Barack Obama's spending plan would raise taxes on the middle class

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Take Part in Duluth City Government; City Finance Forum Set For Tuesday November 6th

The 2013 budget for the City of Duluth is being locked in and this is your chance to make your concerns heard.  Join Mayor Don Ness at a forum to discuss the cities finances.

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