Monday, May 20, 2013
Check out a selection of the blogger contributions from community members, including businesses, hospitals and people just like you.
All members of the community are invited to "share what they know" and become a Local Voice, aka blogger, on Fairlawn-Bath Patch. Click through the links below to learn about what people in your community have to say about current events, businesses, family and living. • Do you let your children or pets drink from the hose on those hot and sunny days? Mom blogger Elana West questioned the safety of it and shared her research with us. • Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study (AMATS) writes about a Connecting Communities Grant awarded to Bath and Copley townships. Read what the Township can do with the money, and the plans it already has here. • A local member of World Exchange is looking for families to host French students this …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Information provided by U.S. Attorney Steven Dettelbach.
A Bath Township man pleaded guilty Monday to three counts of tax evasion for the years 2007, 2008 and 2009, said Steven Dettelbach, U.S. attorney for Ohio's northern district. John W. Hufgard, 59, evaded nearly $400,000, Dettelbach said. Hufgard, the sole proprietor of Universal Service and Repair Ltd., is accused of selling manufacturing racks to scrap metal dealers and failing to report the proceeds on his federal income tax returns, Dettelbach said. The man concealed the scheme by selling racks for cash, by depositing business income into his personal account, his business income was diverted to his personal account and by falsely recording business income as a short-term loan from himself, Dettelbach said. Hufgard also tried to …
Friday, October 26, 2012
The charge does not indicate guilt.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Information provided by U.S. Attorney Steven Dettelbach. A charge does not indicate guilt.
A Bath Township man is being charged with three counts of tax evasion for withholding nearly $400,000 in taxes by selling items for cash, said Steven Dettelbach, U.S. attorney for Ohio's northern district. John W. Hufgard, 59, evaded taxes in 2007, 2008 and 2009, Dettelbach said. Hufgard, the sole proprietor of Universal Service and Repair Ltd., is accused of selling manufacturing racks to scrap metal dealers and failing to report the proceeds on his federal income tax returns, Dettelbach said. The man concealed the scheme by selling racks for cash, by depositing business income into his personal account, his business income was diverted to his personal account and by falsely recording business income as a short-term loan from himself, …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
You have a month and two days left to submit your taxes. Are you ready?
Uncle Sam's clock is ticking: Taxes are due in about a month. The deadline is April 17. Have you filed yet? Patch Places to find a tax service to help you through, or pick up tax forms to do it yourself at the Fairlawn-Bath Library. If you have a favorite accountant in town, don't forget to review them. You could turn someone else's tax nightmare into a dream come true. Take our poll below, and if you don't see the option you use, tell us your method in the comments.
Monday, March 5, 2012
New scam targets families, seniors, church members.
The Internal Revenue Service is warning senior citizens and other taxpayers to beware of an emerging scheme tempting them to file tax returns claiming fraudulent refunds. The scheme promises refunds to people who have little or no income and normally don’t have a tax filing requirement. Unscrupulous tax preparers are claiming they can get a tax refund or stimulus payment with the American Opportunity Tax Credit, even if the victim is not enrolled in or paying for college. In recent weeks, the IRS has identified an upsurge of these bogus refund claims coming in from across the United States. Typically, the con artists falsely claim that refunds are available even if the victim went to school decades ago. In many cases, scammers are …
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
IRS warns of phishing, identity theft and other frauds
The Internal Revenue Service has released its annual “Dirty Dozen” ranking of tax scams, reminding taxpayers to use caution during tax season to protect themselves against a wide range of schemes ranging from identity theft to return preparer fraud. The Dirty Dozen listing, compiled by the IRS each year, lists a variety of common scams taxpayers can encounter at any point during the year. But many of these schemes peak during filing season as people prepare their tax returns. Identity Theft Topping this year’s list Dirty Dozen list is identity theft. Identity theft cases are among the most complex ones the IRS handles, but the agency is committed to working with taxpayers who have become victims of identity theft. The IRS is …
Friday, January 6, 2012
Procrastinators will have 2 extra days to get their income tax returns in
Taxpayers have two extra days -- until April 17 -- to file their income tax returns with the IRS this year. The extended deadline is due to the fact that April 15 falls on a Sunday and April 16 is Emancipation Day, a holiday celebrated in Washington D.C. Federal law says District of Columbia holidays affect IRS deadlines the same way federal holidays do. The IRS is urging taxpayers to e-file their returns for better accuracy and faster refunds. The agency said it has introduced improvements to the e-file system, inlcuding new navigation features and interactive video for help with tax issues. The IRS will begin accepting e-file and Free File returns Jan. 17. IRS Free File provides options for free brand-name tax software or online …
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Elderly taxpayers in Ohio have been targeted.
The Internal Revenue Service is warning Ohioans to be on the lookout for a scam in which they are persuaded to file a false income tax return with the promise of a large tax refund. The scam, which has targeted elderly residents in the Midwest, has now spread to Ohio, an IRS news release says. The victim, typically a senior citizen, is duped into paying someone to file an unneeded tax return -- not only losing that money, but opening the door for identity theft. “Scammers are posing as tax return preparers, targeting the elderly and others receiving Social Security benefits. The scammers promise large tax refunds, and lure unsuspecting victims into paying for the preparation and filing of fraudulent tax returns claiming false withholding, …