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Good News: Your Grand Rapids City Tax Return Isn’t Due Until May 1st

Good news if you’re like me and find filing a “city income tax return” weird and an extra pain.

Unlike your Federal and State return which is due no later than Tuesday, April 18th this year, the City of Grand Rapids Income Tax Return isn’t due until May 1st...

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10 Things to Do this Weekend: April 14-16

It is Easter Weekend. There are a lot of Easter related activities on the calendar. Here are 10 things you can do around west Michigan this weekend -- Friday, April 14th through Sunday, April 16th, 2017...

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The 10 Richest Counties In Michigan According To Their Tax Returns

After the IRS released their data from Michigan's Federal Tax Returns, MLive created a cool interactive map with tons of information about 2014 tax returns from every county in Michigan...

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If you make $60,000 a year, are married and have 2 kids...expect this. (via TaxPolicyCenter.org)
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How Will the Presidential Candidate’s Tax Plans Affect You? Find Out Here

With the Presidential elections coming up...everyone is focused on the candidates and their platforms. They all have different ideas of how to do things, and they each have a plan for how to spend our money. But how much of your money are they looking to take from you? That's a pretty important question!

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These are What Americans Plan on Doing with Their Tax Returns

It's that time of year again where you have to start gathering your tax forms and filing them so you can hopefully get back a nice chunk of change...

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Computer Problems Shut Down Tax Return E-file System

The IRS has stopped accepting electronically filed tax returns because of problems with some of its computer systems.

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Steelcase, United Way Offering Free Tax Preparation Tuesday

Steelcase and the Heart of West Michigan United Way are teaming up to offer free tax preparation for qualifying families on Tuesday.

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Tax Date? Who Knows It?

WE HAVE TO FILE TAXES, UGH! Normally, we always have to have those post dated by the traditional income tax deadline, April 15th, but to bad that did not fall on a Sunday this year like it did last... so we're all getting until the normal day of April 15th to put off filing our income taxes. Which I did yet again this year.

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Tax Deadline Is Today

HAS EVERYONE FILED THEIR TAXES? UGH! Normally, we always had to have those post dated by the traditional income tax deadline of April 15th, but that fell on a Sunday this year... so we all got an EXTRA 2 DAYS.  So, that means we have until... Uhh, Today! I'm sure many of us will me scrambling to file today, me included.

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Michigan Vehicle Registration Fees May Increase 67%

Facebook Most agree that Michigan roads need work.  The question is, what is the best way to get the money to fix them?

A bill introduced in the Michigan House last week includes an increase in car registration fees.  The average car owner would pay $60 more each year.
 

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Mario Tama, Getty Images
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West Michigan Businesses Want To Raise Your Taxes

Ever bought something online in order to avoid paying Michigan's 6% sales tax?  Some lawmakers and West Michigan businesses want to put an end to this cost-saving practice.

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Are you for or against raising taxes to grow The Rapid?
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Get Ready To Vote Next Tuesday!

A week from today, voters in several cities across West Michigan will vote on a bus millage that is intended to increase service to residents over the next five years.

In a time when salaries are shrinking and the unemployment rate looms around 5-6% ... are you more prone to vote for a millage that would increase your tax base or will you vote no with a suggestion that those who use the bus, simply pay a higher fee per ride?

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