We spoke with Laura Gonzalez, associate professor at the Finance College of Business at Cal State Long Beach. The school’s volunteer tax-support program helped families receive tax refunds worth more than $1 million for their 2019 taxes last year.
More than 50 bilingual accounting students at Cal State Long Beach will be offering free tax preparation services to lower-income families as part of virtual tax day events for the next two Saturdays.
More than 878,000 Californians filed for unemployment last week, a massive increase from the previous week.
A vital stream of revenue, more than $10 million last year, has helped Long Beach shrink a backlog of road maintenance projects—but that pot of money is at risk of being jettisoned by a statewide vote in November.
As this year’s tax deadline looms ahead on April 18, Cal State Long Beach’s (CSULB) Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is offering free income tax preparation assistance for students, as well as members of the community.
With a unanimous vote, the Long Beach City Council acted to introduce a ballot measure on the June primary ballot that will allow the residents of Long Beach to decide if an increase of the transaction and use tax (TUT) over the course of a decade is a viable solution for the city’s infrastructure woes.
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.
In a letter sent to city council today, Mayor Robert Garcia and former mayors Bob Foster and Beverly O’Neill proposed a temporary one-cent sales tax increase, to occur over the next 10 years in Long Beach, to address pressing infrastructure concerns and budget shortfalls.
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.
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.