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City reconsiders public safety tax

The Delta City Council is backing off a 0.5 percent sales tax increase to be dedicated to public safety, but continues to weigh whether to ask voters for a tax increase for parks, recreation and golf. The city council is also trying to determine the best time to pose questions about the cultivation and retail sale of marijuana.

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Volunteers needed for AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Tax-Aide, now in its 51st year, offers free in-person preparation and assistance to anyone, especially those 50 and older, who can't afford a tax preparation service.

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Good riddance to an outdated tax code

This year, April 17, marked a day each American dreads: Tax Day. In the weeks leading up to this day every year, Americans scramble to fill out complicated tax forms with the hope that some of their hard-earned money will be returned by the government.

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Some tax bills have error

If you have not received your 2017 tax bill, you should be seeing it soon. For those who receive a credit for the senior/veterans exemption, county treasurer Lisa Tafoya has pointed out a discrepancy in the actual valuation credit amount shown on tax bills.

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Free tax service available from AARP

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free tax preparation help to anyone, especially those who are 50 and older, who can't afford a tax preparation service.

Tax-Aide is the nation's largest free, volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are trained and IRS-certified each year to ensure they know about and understand the latest changes and additions to the U.S. Tax Code.

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Crawford eyes taxing questions

At its regular meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 3, the Crawford Town Council began discussions of possible taxing questions to place before voters in the April 3 municipal election. These discussions were suspended to allow further research, and will be resumed on Wednesday, Jan. 17, prior to the regularly scheduled work session.

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Paonia eyes ways to replace mineral taxes

With recent declines in mineral fund and severance tax revenues due to declines in coal mining in the North Fork Valley, the Town of Paonia is considering ways to bring more income to its coffers.

In June 2016, the town estimated that declines in mineral leasing and severance tax revenues, which in their highest years brought some $125,000 annually to the general fund, had cost about $100,000 over the past five years.

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Personal property declaration reminder

The Delta County Assessor reminds all persons owning, possessing or controlling taxable personal property (furnishings, equipment and other movable personal property) that the deadline for filing a Personal Property Declaration Schedule is April 17.

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Taxable personal property must be reported by April 17

All persons owning, possessing, or controlling taxable personal property with a total actual value greater than $7,400 (per owner, per county) on Jan. 1, 2017, are required to report the personal property to the assessor by April 17. Personal Property Declaration Schedules have been mailed to every person, business, or company known to own, possess, or control taxable personal property in the county.

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Tax-Aide volunteers sought for tax season

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation's largest free, volunteer-run, tax preparation and assistance service, is seeking volunteers across the state to help Colorado taxpayers who need assistance preparing and filing their 2016 tax returns.

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Tax losses are less than feared

A fear held recently by county government officials, that the Bowie Mine shutdown and other factors would take over $500,000 from property tax revenues next year, has proven to be a fear largely unfounded.

During a county department head budget meeting on Monday, assessor Debbie Griffith reported that the hit to county revenues from the Bowie closure and other economic setbacks will be "less than $100,000," far less than originally thought.

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Group builds support for EMS tax increase

Newfound "friends" of the Delta County Ambulance District are organizing support for a mill levy question in November.

Linda Lowitz, a former DCAD board member, is the organizer of "Friends of the Delta County Ambulance."

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State tax extension deadline is Oct. 15

Taxpayers who did not submit their income tax filing by the April deadline are reminded that the extension due date for Colorado's 2014 income tax filing is Thursday, Oct. 15.

Complete the paper Colorado 104 form and appropriate schedules first.

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