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Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. More >>
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Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society Volunteer Lacey Williams and WALB's Stephen Abel drew the winning raffle ticket late Wednesday afternoon for a $100 gas card donated by Harold Jackson and PetroleumMore >>
A group of volunteers raised a total of $640 by selling the raffle tickets. The money will be used to fight animal cruelty through education and awareness.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
You probably shouldn't wait by the mailbox for your tax refund check, because this year it could show up two months later than normal. It probably will be smaller than usual too.
You can't file as early either, and it's all because of the Fiscal Cliff.
Wilhelmina Howard likes to file her taxes early. "I look forward to it, I pay my taxes with it, I really want to get it very early," she said.
But this year, she and millions of others may not be able to. "It's going to make me put off a lot of things that would have been paid on time so it will affect me..."
The IRS can't put out 2012 tax forms until the agency knows what the tax policy is. Thanks to the Fiscal cliff, everything has been delayed.
"You don't want to release all the forms until you know what the rules are going to be..." CPA John McDuffie says he normally advises clients to file early, but not this year.
"The IRS has got to get the computers programmed to receive information and the tax preparation software must be adjusted,' he said.
That means Wilhelmina Howard will have to rearrange her plans until she gets the money she normally depends on. "It's a heavier weight; you know you have more burdens to bear."
She also won't be getting as much back due to a two percent hike in Social Security taxes. "It's going to hurt everyone... it's going to hurt everyone…"
The IRS hasn't said when they will start accepting tax returns but the later the tax return, the later the tax refund.