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T minus 5 days; IRS offers reminders as tax filing deadline looms

WASHINGTON, DC — The Internal Revenue Service offers last minute reminders to taxpayers who have not yet filed a tax return, paid what they owe or requested an extension of time to file as the April 15 tax filing and payment deadline approaches. File and Pay on Time Taxpayers who owe taxes and don’t file […] Read the full story

Posted in Community News

Hershman, Alting secure Purdue University funds for capital projects

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Purdue University’s need to update and renovate their campus medical facility and student recreation center may be fulfilled as newly-released state budget figures include funding for those projects. State Sens. Brandt Hershman (R-Wheatfield) and Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) worked to include Purdue’s funding in the... Read the full story

Posted in Indiana Politics, Purdue News

Indiana stimulus money for new jobs could step up physical activity

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- The federal stimulus money invested in Indiana's natural resources may not only stimulate the economy but also people's interest in physical activity, says a Purdue University public health expert. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels announced last week that more than $20 million in federal stimulus money will be used to hire... Read the full story

Posted in Indiana Politics

Credit, debit card fees related to tax payment now deductible

WASHINGTON, DC -- Credit or debit card convenience fees charged for paying federal individual income taxes electronically are deductible for some taxpayers who itemize, the Internal Revenue Service announced today. Federal law bars the IRS from paying any fees associated with these credit or debit transactions. Card processors normally charge taxpayers for convenience fees when they use their credit or debit card to pay taxes. Fees vary but average about 2.5 percent of the tax payment. Read the full story

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Annual Stopping Child Abuse Summit postponed, new date announced

LAFAYETTE, Ind. -– The 4th Stopping Child Abuse Summit, originally scheduled for this Wednesday, April 8th, is being postponed until Monday, May 4, 2009 out of respect for the deaths of two advocates for children in Tippecanoe County. The theme for the summit is “Connections Count” and the steering committee determined that with the passing of Michael Dunlop, Tippecanoe County Juvenile Probation Officer, and Doug Eberle, President & CEO of the Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette, family and colleagues needed to have the opportunity to pay their respects without concern for missing this community wide conversation. Read the full story

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Bandana Project to bring attention to sexual assault in April

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Four Purdue organizations are involved in two April programs designed to create awareness about sexual violence against farmworker women in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Purdue’s Latino Cultural Center and MESA: Multicultural Efforts to end Sexual Assault are national co-sponsors of the Bandana Project and will help put on programs […] Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Purdue News

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