Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:19 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:19:44 GMT
The Charlotte Bobcats are in the process of changing their name to "Hornets," a source with knowledge of the situation told CBSSports.com's Will Brinson, including arranging digital assets that wouldMore >>
The Charlotte Bobcats are in the process of changing their name to "Hornets," a source with knowledge of the situation told CBSSports.com's Will Brinson, including arranging digital assets that would allow a return to their original nickname.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 7:59 AM EDT2013-05-19 11:59:01 GMT
Health officials are worried cases from a salmonella outbreak traced to a Fayetteville hotel may have spread nationwide. Officials say that 51 people who ate at the Holiday Inn Bordeaux's banquet facilitiesMore >>
Health officials are worried cases from a salmonella outbreak traced to a Fayetteville hotel may have spread nationwide.More >>
Spring is officially here, and that means April 15 ("Tax Day") is just around the corner.
IRS Spokesman Dan Boone has some advice for the estimated 886,000 North Carolinians who will wait until April to file.
1. E-file Your Taxes. It's a fast, easy and accurate way to file, and for most people it's free. The IRS's Free File partnership with several tax software companies allows most filers to prepare and e-file their returns free online. It's only available at www.irs.gov. Extensions are free, too, through IRS Free File, but must be filed by April 15.
2. Don't Miss the Earned Income Tax Credit. Many lower-income workers, including some grandparents raising grandchildren and rural residents, miss out on EITC each year. Even if you couldn't claim EITC on previous tax returns, changes in your income or marital status or having a child may allow you claim it for 2012. If you worked some part of last year and your household income was below $50,270, you may qualify for EITC. Use the EITC Assistant at IRS.gov to find out.
3. Watch Out for Tax Scams. Emails that appear to be from the IRS probably are not. Scammers may go phishing for your private information by alerting you to a nonexistent refund or threatening you with an audit if you don't respond. The IRS never uses email, texts or any social media to initiate contact with taxpayers. Never. Report phishing at IRS.gov. And remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
4. Let Trained Volunteers Do Your Taxes Free. Right around the corner from you there may be a help site where IRS-certified volunteers are preparing and e-filing federal and state tax returns for free. Sites are located in many libraries, churches, malls, senior centers and other community locations. Most sites are less busy now, before the April filing rush. Call 1-800-906-9887 to see if you qualify for the free help and to find the closest site.
5. Check on Your Refund. Check your refund status at IRS.gov using the updated "Where's My Refund?" tool. If you have the free IRS2Go app, check from your smartphone. But remember, the IRS updates refund status only once each night, so no point in checking more than once a day.