More people are filing their taxes online than ever before, prompting the IRS to reduce the number of paper income tax forms that they print. As a result, some people who are used to getting those forms from the Library are getting frustrated with Library staff because the forms they want are not readily available.
The Minnesota Department of Revenue says a computer glitch is responsible for delaying tax refunds for thousands of Minnesotans who filed electronically. At least 9,000 taxpayers expected to see their refunds depositing directly into their bank accounts. But, that didn't happen. Instead a paper check was generated and sent through the mail.
Even as 6th District Congresswoman Michele Bachmann urges people to sign an online petition against raising America's debt limit, the White House warns Congress not to "play chicken" with the need to raise the nation's debt ceiling.
Property owners in the St. Cloud Area school district will be paying more on the school portion of their property taxes next year, if the school board approves a planned tax hike. The school board will decide the issue at tonight's (Thursday) board meeting. There is a time for public comment. The board meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. at St. Cloud City Hall.