Monday, January 14, 2013
Standard deductions go up, but the ceiling for itemized deductions go down in 2013, plus other changes that will affect your taxes this year.
Submitted by the Internal Revenue Service The Internal Revenue Service announced annual inflation adjustments for tax year 2013, including the tax rate schedules, and other tax changes from the recently passed American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. The tax items for 2013 of greatest interest to most taxpayers include the following changes. Details on these inflation adjustments and others are contained in Revenue Procedure 2013-15, which will be published in Internal Revenue Bulletin 2013-5 on Jan.28, 2013. Other inflation adjusted items were published in October 2012 in Revenue Procedure 2012-41.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
We asked readers and we had varied responses.
We reached out to our readers and asked what 5 things the town needs under its Christmas tree. Here's what we found out: 1. An Olive Garden, said reader Michelle 2. Sushi, said reader Lisa 3. Lower property taxes, said reader Cristy 4. New sidewalks, said reader Christopher 5. New sidewalks and a library upgrade, said reader Leah Did we miss anything? Tell us in the comments.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Tell us: is yours on the list?
After a week of voting, readers of MetroWest-area Patches have spoken. The best tax preparers in the region have been chosen. See the list below for the winners. Starting tomorrow, come to Patch to vote on the best place to buy sporting goods. Framingham: H&R Block Shrewsbury/Grafton: Ronald I. Rosen, CPA Holliston: Thomas Dumas, CPA Hopkinton: International Consulting Services Marlborough: Sanchez & Santiago Milford: Mark Bozzini Natick: O'Brien Tax Northborough: Hodge Associates Wellesley: Fillo Financial Westborough: Thomas Financial Associates
Friday, April 6, 2012
Our readers know who to go to get their taxes done.
This week, our readers crowned the best tax preparers in Shrewsbury and Grafton, just in time to meet the April 15 deadline. The winner of the Patch Readers' Choice: Best Tax Preparer is: Ron I. Rosen, CPA. Receiving 90 percent of the votes (or 94 votes), Ronald I. Rosen, CPA took a lead midweek and held strong. Rosen said he is available for last-minute tax returns if they are straight forward, otherwise, an extension would be needed. "I would like to thank my devoted client base for selecting my firm as the best in Shrewsbury for getting their taxes done," Rosen said after hearing about his win. "Since opening my office in town in 2003, I have been assisting local businesses and taxpayers with their tax and accounting needs. After …
Monday, April 2, 2012
Help us choose where to get the best tax help in Shrewsbury and Grafton?
The Best of Patch: Readers' Choice contest this week highlights the best places to get your taxes done in Shrewsbury and Grafton. If you're not a number cruncher, let us know who can help you out in a pinch, especially as the April 15 deadline looms. Here are some of our favorite places, but if we're leaving one off of the list, please let us know in the comments and we'll add it: Voting in the poll below is open until 9 a.m. Friday. Because this poll is not scientific, it is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner. The winner will be determined by Shrewsbury Patch editor Jennifer Lucarelli, based on poll results, comments and reviews on Patch Places. Please vote only once per survey. Complete rules can be found in the PDF attached…
Friday, March 30, 2012
Get up and go! The Grafton Senior Center is making it easy this morning.
Each morning, Grafton Patch presents “5 Things You Need to Know,” a collection of announcements, events, reminders and odd little ditties to help you organize your day. 1. The Grafton Senior Center, 30 Providence Rd., welcomes seniors to come and walk in the gym beginning at 8:30 a.m. Enjoy a little exercise to get the day started. 2. According to Mass.gov, the commonwealth collected more than $800 million in revenue from the sale of motor vehicles ($422 million) and the gasoline excise tax ($391.6 million) in the first eight months of fiscal 12. But the two sources of revenue have been trending in opposite directions: sales tax revenue from motor vehicles is up $33 million for the first eight months of fiscal 12, while gasoline excise…