Daily Journal, Ukiah, Caljf. Thursday, January 26, 1978 Don't miss rent credit 'if'' '-. California renters who don't have enough) taxable income to • meet the state requirements fol* filing in come'tax returns may be losing $37. ^ , Every year some low in-, come renters become aware for the first time that they are eligible for the $37 renters criedit despite the fact the law has been on the books for a .nuftiber of.yearS. ' Unlike most credits claimed with tax returns, thife is not a credit against tax but a refundable amount if there is no tax liability, according to the FYanchise Tax Board. Prior to 1976 the credit ranged fi-om $25 t6 $45, depending on the taxpayer's income. For most renters not required to file a return, the credit was $25. The requirements are simple, according to Assistant Executive "Officer James Gentz. You must be a Calfornia resident and' a renter qn March 1 of the tax year.' You are not eligible if you receive a homeowner's exemption, are claimed as a dependent by another occupant of the rented residence, live in a residence exejnpt from property tax, or receive welfare payments which include an allowance for'housing. The eligibility of renters whateteive assistance uiider the Supplemental Security Income Program and the State Supplemehtary Program (SSI-SSP) is undecided. There is now a class action suit challenging. • whether SSI-SSP (the Gold Check) actually includes an allbwance for housing. While eligilaility of these claimants will be determined by the courts, no SSI-SSP recipient will receive the credit uiiless he or she files a Form 540 tax return. ' MOVIE MAKING — Blue Lakes in Lake county has been the scene of recent work on the movie "Magic." The small cabins across the lake are part of the movie set being used to create the at mosphere of a community.in the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York. At the time this picture was taken, actor Burgess Meredith, was being filmed in one of the scenes. — Joiurnal photo by MacLean. xw-:-xw<-X'XWX-x->xw:-:-x-:w^^ AND LUMBER COMPANY™* " Television in Review UKIAH 1870 North State Street I) • r . ABC will be hard to knock the off top spot , By JOAN hANAUER ' UP! Television Writer NEW YORK (UPI) - The week 's " Nielsen . -ratings [H -ovide a lesson in how difficult it will be for either of the other two networks to knock off ABC in the next few years. • ABC came in with its second highest ratings of the season for the week ending Jan. 22, second only to World Series week. Seven of the top 10 went to ABC, and five of those were regular programs, although one was a special two-hour "Love Boat." And that was without a strong showing by two pf its steady standbys, "Barney Miller" and "Carter Coun try," both of which suffered in the ratings by being displaced and shoved in an hour late because of President Carter's State of the Union addi-ess. Over at the, other networks, NBC remains behind CBS in the battle to stay out of third place in the season ratings to date, but NBC took second place for the week. One reason was the appalling showing of eight CBS shows, which took up the last eight slots in the 63-item. television shopping list." The dud shows, reading from the bottom up, were: "Charlie Company," a CBS News special, "Kojak;" "Logan's^ Run;" "Switch;" "Tony Randall;" "Carol Burnett;" "Bug," a'Friday night movie, and "Maude." The sad fact about documentaries these days is that their audience is small, in television terms, and the industry has become enormously competitive and much less tolerant of poor ratings performance. It isn't just a ma tter of being unwilling to take a ratings beating for an hour once in a while. It is industry gospel that audiences have an inertial resistance to switching the dial. 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