Legislation Introduced to Improve and Accelerate Processing of Tax Returns

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While the use of e-filing has grown exponentially since its inception, millions of taxpayers choose to file their returns each year on paper. Bipartisan legislation that would greatly improve the processing of Internal Revenue Service (IRS) paper tax returns has been introduced. Today, U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Todd Young of Indiana unveiled the Barcode…

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Fort Miles Corporation Granted Tax-Exempt Status

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The Fort Miles Museum has received 501-C Status as a non-profit corporation under U.S. Tax law.The Fort Miles Museum at Cape Henlopen was incorporated last December to carry out a plan to expand its array of exhibits and improve facilities.Also in the future, a visitors center will be constructed in the historical area, and an…

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Del. Tax Season Begins; State Filing Deadline Is May 2nd

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Tax season is underway in The First State. The Delaware Division of Revenue began processing 2021 individual income tax returns Monday. There was a delay due to programming that was required under state legislation that exempts Unemployment Insurance payments from Delaware Income Tax in 2021. Citizens are encouraged to file online at  de.gov/filetax or through…

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Photographer Kevin Fleming Sentenced For Tax Evasion

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A well-known photographer has been sentenced to one year in federal prison for a guilty plea to federal tax evasion charges. 67-year-old Bruce Kevin Fleming of Milton, according to prosecutors, had not filed federal income tax returns or paid any such taxes since 1981. The charges on which he was indicted covered the years 2012-2016.…

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Tax Extension Filing Deadline Is Today (Thursday)

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If you filed for an extension of the tax deadline, today is the day to get your 2019 tax return filed.The IRS offers electronic filing options, including IRS Free File.Anything to be mailed must be postmarked by today.The usual April 15th deadline was extended to July 15th early in the pandemic.Taxpayers in Delaware and Maryland…

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It’s Tax Day! Here’s What You Should Know:

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The three-month extension to file your 2019 tax return is coming to an end. The normal deadline to file of April 15th was extended until July 15th this year due to complications caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Today’s deadline applies to federal taxes as well as taxes in Delaware and Maryland. Tax payments and the…

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Senator Carper joins colleagues pressuring Treasury Dept. to reverse Social Security tax filing stimulus decision

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Social Security recipients will automatically receive direct cash assistance in the coronavirus stimulus package without having to file tax returns.  The reversal comes after Delaware’s Senior U.S. Senator Tom Carper joined 40 of his colleagues demanding the decision be reversed following guidance that the IRS issued. Earlier this week, the Treasury Department stated that Social Security…

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Seaford Man Pleads Guilty to Tax Charge

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A Seaford man has pleaded guilty to filing a false tax return for 2015 – and admitted to outstanding tax liabilities for 2013, 2014 and 2016.  DOJ officials say 49 year old Lorne “Bob” Adams omitted about $165,000 in income – he has agreed to make over $112,000 in restitution to the IRS.  Adams faces…

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Phone & Internet Scams On the Rise

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Scam artists are contacting residents on Delmarva trying to get you to give up your personal information.  Recent scams include bogus calls from utility companies, the IRS and Social Security.  Nearly all the scams include threats of arrest if you do not act immediately.  Many want you to pay with re-loadable or gift cards or…

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