The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 16, 1986 · Page 24
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 24

Salina, Kansas
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Thursday, January 16, 1986
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The Salina Journal Thursday, January 16,1986 Page T4 VI! IN VITA plan offers free tax assistance Many Salina residents will be able to get free assistance with their state and federal tax returns this year through the local Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. VITA, which is in its 14th year in Kansas, provides free assistance in preparing federal and state tax forms, as well as the Kansas rebate forms. VITA is intended primarily for older citizens and others who want tax help, but don't feel they can afford professional assistance. It is designed for taxpayers with basic tax situations — those who file the 1040A, 1040EZ, or a basic form 1040. VITA volunteers do not receive training in business or farm returns or the other more complex returns and schedules. The four Salina VITA locations, which are scheduled to open Jan. 21, are: • Salina Emergency Preparedness Department, basement of the Salina Police Department, 255 N. 10th; hours 5 to 7 p.m. Mondays. • Leisure Years Center, 245 N. Ninth; hours 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday. • Kansas Wesleyan Library, 100 E. Claflin; hours 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. • Martin Luther King Child Care Center, 1205 N. Santa Fe; hours 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. For VITA assistance outside Salina, call the IRS toll free number, 1-800-424-1040, and ask for other locations and'hours of service. Own a business? You'll appreciate the careful attention H&R Block can give your tax returns. Our tax preparers have been carefully trained to understand income tax law related to business. At H&R Block, we want to make sure you pay the lowest legitimate tax. Salinans to receive refund cash WICHITA — Salina residents may receive federal income tax refunds totaling as much as $13,496,878, according to an estimate made by IRS officials in Wichita. According to James T. Manuszak, IRS public affairs officer, the estimate is based on the number of federal tax packages mailed to Salina residents in December. About 20,085 local residents received federal tax packages by mail this year. Statewide, Manuszak estimates that as many as 665,000 Kansans will receive federal tax refunds, which this year may average as high as $960 each. Manuszak suggests that anyone expecting a refund this year should be careful not to make any Tax office in a new location The Salina Internal Revenue Service office, which last fall moved to its new location at 227 N. Santa Fe, Suite 202, displays a limited selection of the more common tax forms and instructions. The local office is a compliance office, however, and is not equipped or staffed to provide general taxpayer assistance to walk-in traffic. Taxpayers who need tax assistance or forms and publications not displayed on the self-service forms rack should call the IRS toll free at l-flOO-424-1040. binding financial commitments based on the amount of the refund until the refund check is actually in hand. "I see it -happen a few times every year," Manuszak said. "The taxpayer figures up his refund, goes out and makes a big pur- chase, and then finds out that he's made a bad error which reduced the refund or even resulted in bill for additional tax. "The best advice is to enjoy the anticipation of spending money, but don't sign anything binding until you've got the check in hand." Sunset Plaza 827-5817 254 S. Santa Fe — Downtown 827-4253 Presenting the answers to your financial questions. DAN SAULNIER 823-7377 BOB MEYER K23-73HII FRED BELSER 823-733-1 RODNEY LINDAHL JEFF GRAHAM K2:i-7K(ii DENNIS BOZARTH 827-1568 Suite 105, United Building Organizing your finances can be confusing. But an IDS financial plan can help. An IDS representative is one simple source for your financial needs from insurance and annuities to stock, bond, and money market funds. We can help you gain control over your financial destiny. How? First by reviewing your financial goals. Then by developing a plan to reach them based on your current finances and your investment personality. And should your needs change we're always available for counsel and advice. ' Here are your nearby representatives who can help you develop a financial plan to help you reach your goals. The best investment you'll ever make. 240 N. 7th Salina, Kansas An American Express Company

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