Thursday, May 23 2013 7:31 PM EDT2013-05-23 23:31:22 GMT
The pastor and members of a Jefferson county church make the gruesome discovery of a body on the way to Bible study Wednesday evening. Sheriff Peter Walker said a woman's body was found just before 6:30More >>
Jefferson County Sheriff Peter Walker has identified the woman found dead in the cemetery of East Mount Olive Baptist Church Wednesday night.
(RNN) – Taxes are complicated enough for most people – especially those who prepare their own returns – but they have become that much trickier with the passing of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.
In order to maximize the amount of money on a return, it is important for filers to remember common deductions they may qualify for.
According Mark Steber, chief tax officer at Jackson Hewitt Tax Service, there are thousands of tax deductions and tax credits available to taxpayers each year if they know where to look.
Some of the most commonly overlooked include:
Student loan interest paid
Hearing aids, eyeglasses and contact lenses
Required uniforms and work clothes not suitable for street wear
Business gifts up to $25 per customer or client
Cleaning and laundering services while traveling
Fees for tax preparation or advice
Tools bought for use at your job
Medical aids including crutches, canes and orthopedic shoes
Cell phones required for your business
Penalties for closing an interest bearing account, such as a certificate of deposit, before maturity
Out-of-pocket expenses for volunteer work
Life changes like getting married or divorced, having a baby, buying a home or caring for an aging parent also affect the amount of returns. It also important to know if employers deduct for expenses like training or other materials and services, and keep all receipts related to work.
Steber also recommended e-filing, which will speed up processing time and help confirm the IRA has received tax forms.
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Friday, May 24 2013 5:52 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:52:06 GMT
The eight Marion County law enforcement officers who've lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered in an annual ceremony Friday morning. It included the laying of a wreath at a fallen officersMore >>
The eight Marion County law enforcement officers who've lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered in an annual ceremony Friday morning. More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 4:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 20:45:22 GMT
First responders from in Laurel and Jones County were treated to Lunch Friday by the Wayne Farms Laurel facility. As part of National Emergency Service Week, for the last 12-years Wayne farms has hostedMore >>
First responders from in Laurel and Jones County were treated to lunch Friday by the Wayne Farms Laurel facility. More >>