Long Beach Sales Tax Increase Slated for June Ballot After Unanimous Vote By City Council

The City of Long Beach is facing an infrastructure funding deficit just shy of $3 billion over the next decade and in a matter of months, the residents of the city will vote on whether or not that funding gap will be narrowed by the raising of the city’s sales and use tax. The ballot initiative received unanimous support from the city council during last night’s meeting and will be placed on the June 2016 voter’s ballot after final approval by the council, which could come as early as next week.

Student Volunteers at Cal State Long Beach Prepare Taxes for Free

A free service called Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), provided by Cal State Long Beach student volunteers, aims to assist low-income and moderate-income individuals, as well as students, those 65 and older, non-residents, the disabled and individuals with limited English proficiency. This year, it will also provide free tax services for veterans for the first time.

OP-ED: What to Do With Your Tax Refund

By John Shadden | Tax season is again upon us, and for many it’s time to cut another check to Uncle Sam. But millions more have crunched the numbers to find, hopefully not by total surprise, that they can expect a refund. As an experienced Financial Advisor, I would like to offer a few tips to investing those refunds wisely.