Monday, May 20 2013 7:22 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:22:08 GMT
When times are tough, small businesses usually take the hardest hit but when things start looking up, they're often the quickest to recover. That's exactly what the Albany Chamber of Commerce says they'veMore >>
The Albany Chamber of Commerce is using a series of Lunch and Learns during National Small Business Appreciation week to make it easier for small businesses to bounce back, by encouraging all to participate and gather the right tools.More >>
A South Georgia girl is asking the community for help to provide scholarships for college-bound young women. In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Leesburg for theMore >>
In February, Madison Daughtry was named the Distinguish Young Woman of Leesburg for the Class of 2014.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 6:16 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:16:35 GMT
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find a missing pregnant woman. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months. DianeMore >>
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find Crystal Hendrix. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) –Tax crunch time is approaching. You have 18-days to file your income tax return.
You need to know about some important changes and new deductions this year.
Tax preparers are busy helping people find all the tax credits they are qualified for. Some are complex, but it can pay off for you if you review your tax situation.
Bo Williams & Associates Tax Services Manager Juanita Williams said "If a person is not able to itemize they still may be able to use their property taxes as a deduction. And also if they purchased a brand new vehicle after February 16th, they can still use the sales tax."
The IRS urges you to research before you file, to make sure you don't overlook benefits you might be entitled to such as the Residential Energy Property Credit for improvements like insulation or energy efficient appliances and the Home buyer Credit.
"Cash for Clunkers" money is not taxable.
Charitable contributions to Haitian relief efforts can be deducted this year.
College expenses can be deducted under the American Opportunity Tax credit.
The first $2400 of Unemployment compensation is tax free as are 65 percent of COBRA insurance premiums for nine months.