The Rapidian

taxes

Volunteers Secure Millions in Tax Credits for Local Families

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 02-21-2019 under NONPROFITS

“Doing a tax return’s like doing a story problem, and how much fun is that?” Chris MacDonald knows a lot about story problems. A former high school math teacher with over 15 years’ experience as a volunteer tax preparer, she...

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City meeting hears concerns over rental application fees, stories from Westside Cancer Crisis group

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 06-07-2018 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids City Commission held its quarterly Night Out on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at Harrison Park Elementary School. Public comments on agenda items began with Jolanda Howe from Grand Rapids Homes for All. Howe said that while she was...

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Local business owner urges Grand Rapids to stay on lookout for tax scams

by (Austin Smith)

Submitted 04-11-2018 under VOICES

I graduated from GVSU last spring and started my own business, Searchiply. I had never done my own personal taxes before, so doing my own business' taxes was even more cause for a mistake. This is what led to me to believe that I could possibly...

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Heart of West Michigan United Way offers free tax preparation assistance

by (GRTV)

Submitted 01-11-2017 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s episode of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Brenda Brame, Program Manager for the Kent County Tax Credit Coalition (KCTCC), discusses how households with total income of $55,000 or less can access free tax preparation services and...

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County budget balanced with boost from rising property values

by (alexandersinn)

Submitted 12-03-2015 under NEWS

Property value is returning to pre-housing crisis levels in Kent County, which allowed the Kent County Board of Commissioners to balance the 2016 budget and maintain the county’s current level of service. The budget of $382.6 million passed...

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SBV of the Week: Sign Language Interpreter for Kent County Tax Credit Coalition

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 03-03-2011 under NONPROFITS

Each week the Volunteer Center highlights a compelling skills-based volunteer (SBV) opportunity found on our Volunteer Solutions website. This week's SBV opportunity comes from The Kent County Tax Credit Coalition .   A volunteer proficient in...

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Taxes raised, incumbents defeated in GRPS school board election

by (mattsimoto)

Submitted 05-05-2010 under NEWS

The results from the Tuesday, May 4 election are in, all 71 voting districts have reported, and the Grand Rapids Public Schools district has two new board members. Challengers Jon O'Connor and Mauren Quinn Slade defeated two incumbents Amy C....

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Requiem for a dream?

by (dhavens)

Submitted 09-15-2009 under NEWS

It’s no secret that Michigan is in a financial mess. Rumors have been flying this summer about proposed cuts or caps for the Michigan film incentives. The Michigan Information Research Service (MIRS), the oldest legislative reporting service in...

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