Beginning Friday, Feb. 7 and continuing on most Friday evenings through April, Northwest Indiana families with less than $50,000 in annual income may take advantage of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at the Indiana University Northwest School of Business and Economics. This service provides free electronic tax filing of federal and state returns for local families.
Rather than waiting until a few days (or the day!) before the tax-filing deadline, start organizing your paperwork now. After all, the earlier you file, the earlier you’ll get your refund — if you’re entitled to one. And if you end up owing the IRS money, at least you can file on time and avoid paying late filing penalties.
You don’t want to pay any more in tax than you have to. That means taking advantage of every strategy, deduction, and credit that you’re entitled to. However, the window of opportunity for many tax-saving moves closes on December 31, so it’s important to evaluate your tax situation now, while there’s still time to affect your bottom line for the 2013 tax year.
Earlier today, the Gary/Chicago International Airport Board unanimously approved the appointment of BR Lane as Interim Director. Lane most recently served as Chief of Staff to Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and will assume her new role effective tomorrow. She submitted the following statement regarding her appointment:
"I am both humbled and honored to accept this appointment and recognize the magnitude and importance of the duties that I have inherited. I thank the Board and the Mayor for having the vision and confidence in me to lead an entity, which I know will have a tremendous impact on this region’s growth and economic development. Just as in my role as Chief of Staff, I am here to serve. I will represent the best interests of the citizens of Gary, NWI, the State of Indiana and all other stakeholders of the airport. I look forward to...
In the letter, the Governor noted the importance of the medical device industry in Indiana.
On September 20, 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced its proposed rules that will limit the amount of carbon dioxide that new power plants can emit. In response, Indiana Governor Mike Pence said, “As I had informed President Obama in the past, I believe that our nation is best served by an ‘all of the above’ energy strategy that incorporates all forms of energy. We need our wind, solar, nuclear, natural gas, and coal resources to power our economy and provide the quality of life Hoosiers and other Americans are accustomed to experiencing.”
Governor Pence also said, “Unfortunately, the rules the EPA announced today and the contemplated carbon dioxide emissions rules for existing power plants, expected to be released in June of 2014, will constrain any potential for an ‘all of the above’ energy strategy and...
We take great pride in helping to educate our members and customers through our many publications. The latest example is the newest edition of the Indiana Taxation Handbook, a valuable resource for those who deal with Indiana tax issues.
As a result of changes in tax law and policy over the last two legislative sessions, new and revised sections of the Indiana Tax Handbook: 2013-14 Edition include:
Mayor Milo formally announced today that Rebecca D. Meyer will be appointed as the incoming City Attorney. Current City Attorney Don Baugher will be retiring at the end of August after serving for over 15 years under Mayors Smith, Chroback, Morris and Milo.
Beginning Monday February 4th the Valparaiso Police Department’s gun permit procedures will be changing. On Monday gun permit applicants will first be required to apply online for a gun permit and within 30 days schedule an appointment at L1 Solutions to be electronically fingerprinted.
The Valparaiso Police Department will no longer fingerprint hand gun applicants at the Valparaiso Police Department. Once applicants obtain a fingerprint receipt from L1 Solutions they will then be required to pay the local fees at the Valparaiso Police Department to complete the gun permit application process.
Rhame & Elwood Attorneys at Law, located on Willowcreek Road in Portage, is filled with talented, community oriented individuals that are passionate about the work that they do. Attorney Scott McClure, who became an associate at Rhame & Elwood in 2001, certainly fits that description.
McClure graduated from La Porte High School in 1994 and Indiana University in 1998 before attending DePaul School of Law. He started clerking at Rhame & Elwood during his second year of law school, before latching on full time after graduating in 2001.
“I had wanted to be a lawyer for quite a bit of time,” McClure said. “This gives you a unique opportunity to be in a position where you can...