Long Beach taxes

Sen. Ted Lieu’s Plan to Increase Arts Funding to $25 Million Annually Moves Forward

ted-lieu In response to decades of budget cuts to one of California’s most dynamic and innovative industries, a plan by Sen. Ted Lieu of Redondo Beach to increase arts funding to $25 million annually passed its first policy test.

CSULB Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program Offers Free Tax Return Help

Preparer indicted for filing false tax returns. Accounting majors at Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) are offering free income tax preparation for students and members of the community through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which runs through Friday, March 28, at the university.

Long Beach One of Many Cities To Reach Settlement With County Over Property Tax Fees

los-angeles-county Long Beach City Attorney Charles Parkin is pleased to announce that, along with 46 other cities, the City of Long Beach has settled its dispute with Los Angeles County over property tax administration fees the County withheld from the City for six fiscal years from 2006–2007 to 2011–2012.

Tax Preparer Agrees to Repay $103,000 for Filing False Returns

Preparer indicted for filing false tax returns. Rathana Ung of Lim’s Taxes in Long Beach is charged with filing false tax returns for the years 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. Rathana Ung, 41, a resident of Coto De Caza in Orange County, and former director and officer of Lim’s Income Tax and Lim’s Tax, Inc.

Mayor and City Auditor Announce Parking Citations Collection Process Audit

Parking Citations Collection Process Audit On Thursday, Mayor Bob Foster joined City Auditor Laura Doud as she announced an audit of the Long Beach Parking Citations Collection Process. Key among the audit findings is the critical need for a new software system. The software the City uses to document parking citations and track them through the collection process is hopelessly out-of-date and unreliable.

CSULB Offers Free Income Tax Return Assistance Through The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

ULB Offers Free Income Tax Return Assistance Photo by John Morgan With only two and a half weeks remaining, accounting majors at Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) will continue offering free income tax preparation for students and members of the community through the campus’ Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. 

Bonnie Lowenthal Honored by Business Leaders

Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal is recognized for her support of small businesses. California Small Business Association puts the Democrat from Long Beach on their list of legislators who have been helpful to small business.

Goodwill Donors Can Find Value at CharityDeductions.com

how to value goodwill donations A new partnership with CharityDeductions.com will give people who donate to Goodwill an easy and accurate way to value their donations for increased tax returns. From a link on Goodwill’s donate page, visitors are sent to CharityDeductions.com and offered a free trial for the first $500 in donation values received, as well as an exclusive discounted membership.

Harbor Commissioners approve $716 Million Port Budget

port-of-long-beach container traffic The Board of Harbor Commissioners on Monday, June 28 approved a $716 million budget for the Port of Long Beach that continues to invest aggressively on environmental and capital improvement projects while keeping operating costs in check.

Need more time? File a tax extension with Free File from IRS

file extension for 2010 taxes Taxpayers who need extra time to file their federal returns this year can file the Form 4868 request for an automatic extension through IRS Free File. The extension gives you an additional six months, until Oct. 15, to file your tax return.

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