Friday, April 5, 2013
Tax forms and booklets are available at Kirkwood Public Library.
For those of us who haven’t started our taxes yet the April 15th deadline for filing federal tax returns is fast approaching. Still need to get tax forms? There are many available at the Kirkwood Public Library located near the reference desk and a selection of information booklets. We also have access to a number of tax forms online from www.irs.gov. Already have your forms, but need some resources: Available in the reference section: J.K. Laser’s Your Income Tax Or Check Out: Good luck and may your tax refund be large! Courtney Flesch is the Teen/IT Assistant and is currently reading While He Was Away by Karen Schreck.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Our panel of experts are waiting in the comments to offer advice to help answer tax questions.
Welcome to Ask the Patch Pro, where each week we tackle a different topic and open up the comment section for questions. Our team of experts stop in to help you out and answer your questions. It's time to file your taxes and Patch wants to help you find the answers to your questions, but we needed some help. We've compiled a team of experts to help us out. Meet the experts:
Monday, February 11, 2013
Patch is looking for experts who can answer reader questions offer their expertise this week.
It's time to file your taxes, and Patch wants to help find the answers to some of your questions, but we need a little help. In the latest edition of "Ask the Patch Pro" we need local experts who can answer readers' questions and offer advice. If you are a local tax professional and can answer reader questions in our comment section this week, let us know two ways. One: You can leave a comment on this post along with your email address. Two: You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We need experts to answer questions on Thursday, Feb. 14. Curious as to what we are looking for? Take a look at some of our previous Patch Pro posts: So what do you say, who wants to be our expert?
Sunday, December 30, 2012
One item on your April 2013 ballot might be a plan to raise sales taxes across St. Louis to pay for improvements in area parks and at the Gateway Arch.
When the April 2013 election arrives, you might be asked to vote on a potential hike to sales taxes in the city of St. Louis and both St. Louis and St. Charles counties. Keep this in mind. The increase would be 3/16 of one cent, and would help pay for improvements in area parks and at the Gateway Arch, among other things, reports the St. Louis Beacon. In a Dec. 13 article, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the money collected from the tax increase would be split in the following ways: The Missouri General Assembly approved the tax over the summer, but it still requires regional support across St. Louis, the Post-Dispatch reported. If lawmakers in St. Louis and both counties approve the issue, then it is expected to appear before …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Three candidates running for school board met at a public forum Monday night. The forum was sponsored by the League of Women Voters.
Three candidates running for the Kirkwood School Board answered questions on a variety of topics from residents at a public forum Monday night at North Kirkwood Middle. At the forum, organized by the League of Women Voters, over 80 people showed up to ask their candidates their stance on several issues, ranging from sex education to budget cuts, to half-day kindergarten, among other topics. The candidates present were Sara King, Scott Anderson and incumbent Andy Stewart. Candidate Hamid R. Hamrah, whose name is on the ballot, announced in February that he was withdrawing his candidacy for the school board. His name, however, will remain on the ballot. Attendees filled out pieces of paper with questions. The questions were given to the …
Friday, September 2, 2011
After an extensive presentation by Director of Finance John Adams, the Kirkwood City Council opted not to increase any tax rates for the fiscal year.
Despite decreased residential and commercial property values, the Kirkwood City Council will not be increasing tax rates for Fiscal Year 2011. Director of Finance John Adams said that calculations by his office determined an increase in taxes wasn't needed. "(The city) has been very responsible with its funds the past few years," Adams said. "We've been able to prepare for certain economic difficulties, and, as a result, our residents won't need to bear a larger burden." Tax rates connected with general obligation debt will actually decrease 1.2 cents, Adams said. Kirkwood currently only has one outstanding bond, which led to the decrease. Kirkwood has not raised tax rates since 2009. Mayor Art McDonnell said the city was "very proud" of …
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Kirkwood-Webster Groves Patch presents Frugal Family, a weekly column dedicated to announcing great savings.
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Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Were you just contemplating withdrawing a hunk of cash from your ATM so you could shop for some basic items? In the words of Johnny Depp from Donnie Brasco, "fuhgeddaboudit." Once again, the Frugal Family column is here to announce five discounts and freebies for families to enjoy, saving our readers from extra trips to the bank. 1. Sugar Creek Gardens in Kirkwood Spring has sprung, and now is the time to add some blooms, herbs and vegetables to your garden. Deal: Trays of 36 or 48 annuals are just $12.99, reduced from $15.99. Good Through: May 15 2. Hair Saloon for Men in Kirkwood If you're a man fed up with calculating income taxes and you happen to need a trim, Hair Saloon has just the deal for you. Deal: $20 men's haircuts are …
Friday, January 21, 2011
Finding an affordable starter home in Kirkwood or Webster Groves can be a challenge, but there’s no better time than now to plant roots in these hot selling communities.
If you’re a first-time home-buyer who wants to live in Kirkwood or Webster Groves, you’ll want to save your money, because you’re going to need it. From July to December 2010, the average 3-bedroom, 2-bath, 1900 sq ft home in Kirkwood sold for $306,000, according to Trends Analysis from the multiple local listing service. The costs were lower in Webster Groves with the average 3-bedroom, 2-bath, 1800 sq ft home selling for $253,055 during the same time period. So what can an average single or couple Gen-Y buyer purchase in either of these areas? My personal experience is that a bungalow with 2-beds, 1-bath and maybe 1000 sq ft will cost on average between $175-$200K in Kirkwood or Webster Groves. Obviously young first-time buyers could get…