Apr 17th, 2012 - National News
WASHINGTON (AP) — The time is here for deadline filers: 2011 federal income tax returns are due today.
Those who think they may miss the deadline should ask the IRS for an extension. That can be done by submitting Form 4868. Six-month extensions are granted automatically, giving filers until Oct. 15 and allowing them to avoid a late-filing penalty -- normally 5 percent per month based on the unpaid balance.
For those who owe taxes, the extension won't help. Payments still must be submitted by today's deadline, however they can be made in installments. Form 9465 is needed for that and it comes with fees.
Still, it's better than not filing a return at all. That is considered income tax evasion. Penalties include paying back taxes, interest, possible fines, and possibly even serving a prison sentence in the most serious cases.
Taxpayers had an extra two days to get their returns in this year because April 15 fell on a Sunday and yesterday was Emancipation Day in the District of Columbia.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The deadline for filing Michigan income tax returns is fast approaching, and state officials are urging taxpayers to make use of electronic filing.
Tuesday is the deadline to file. The usual April 15 deadline fell on Sunday, and Monday is Emancipation Day in the District of Columbia, so taxpayers have two extra days to send in their returns.
More than 80 percent of Michigan taxpayers filed their 2010 returns electronically. As of March 28, the department had processed more than 3 million individual income tax returns. About 84 percent were filed electronically.
Free electronic filing is available to thousands of taxpayers based on adjusted gross income, age or active military status.
Post Office branches say they will NOT have extended hours tonight.
May 20th, 2013 - Local News
— AAA Michigan says gasoline prices have risen about 10 cents during the past week to a statewide average of about $3.88 per gallon.
The auto club says Monday the average is about 13 cents per ga...
May 16th, 2013 - Local News
— An event featuring President George W. Bush has raised $400,000 to support the West Michigan Aviation Academy.
Bush spoke Wednesday to a crowd of roughly 900 during the second annual Leaders of...
May 20th, 2013 - State News
Law enforcement officials across Michigan will be enforcing federally funded safety belt enforcement zones through the coming Memorial Day travel weekend.
Safety belt enforcement is to be the topi...
May 16th, 2013 - State News
— The average electric customer of Consumers Energy will start paying $1.67 more per month.
The $89 million rate increase was approved Wednesday by state regulators. It's less than a $110 million...
May 20th, 2013 - National News
SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma sheriff is crediting early warnings for a low death toll during a tornado outbreak that ravaged the Plains and Midwest.
Authorities say a 79-year-old man died Su...
May 16th, 2013 - National News
— Parts of North Texas have been slammed by tornadoes with at least six people killed.
The spring tornado outbreak destroyed or damaged dozens of homes and injured dozens of people. Officials say...
May 20th, 2013 - International News
— South Korea says North Korea has fired a short-range projectile into its own eastern waters — for the fifth time in three days.
Pyongyang regularly conducts short-range missile tests. Analyst...
May 16th, 2013 - International News
— NATO says two of its service members and four civilian contractors were killed when a suicide car bomber struck a convoy belonging to the military alliance in the Afghan capital today.
May 20th, 2013 - Sports News
— David Murphy put Texas ahead with a three-run home run, and the Rangers spoiled a three-homer game from Miguel Cabrera with an 11-8 victory against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday night.
May 16th, 2013 - Sports News
— Johnny Oduya and Marcus Kruger scored in the third period, Corey Crawford made 20 saves and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 in the opener of their second-round playoff serie...
Apr 30th, 2013 - Health News
— Looking for a new way to get that jolt of caffeine energy? Food companies are betting snacks like potato chips, jelly beans and gum with a caffeinated kick could be just the answer.
The Food an...
Apr 1st, 2013 - Health News
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says it has approved a first-of-a-kind diabetes drug from Johnson & Johnson that uses a new method to lower blood sugar.
The agency cleared J&J'...