tax http://ripr.org en RI Tax Division: Bigger Refunds but Fewer Getting Them http://ripr.org/post/ri-tax-division-bigger-refunds-fewer-getting-them <p>The Rhode Island Division of Taxation says it’s open season for tax filing, last-minute tax changes delayed the e-filing season.</p><p>The fiscal cliff tax bill that went into effect January 2<sup>nd</sup> sent the IRS scrambling to create new tax forms and computer software. So the IRS put a freeze on electronic filing until the end of January once all of the updates were in place. That delayed the state from accepting returns, but the Division of Taxation says it’s now able to accepting all e-filings.</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 17:04:34 +0000 Catherine Welch 11613 at http://ripr.org State ends free tax prep service http://ripr.org/post/state-ends-free-tax-prep-service <p>(PROVIDENCE, RI) A spike in fraudulent income tax returns has prompted the suspension of a free state tax preparation service.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:54:51 +0000 Flo Jonic & f 7261 at http://ripr.org Gary Alexander running up travel costs for PA taxpayers while commuting from RI http://ripr.org/post/gary-alexander-running-travel-costs-pa-taxpayers-while-commuting-ri <p>Gary Alexander, the former director of the state Department of Human Services, is costing Pennsylvania taxpayers thousands of dollars by&nbsp;traveling by car from a home in Rhode Island to his current job as Pennsylvania’s secretary of public welfare, according to a published report.</p><p>The <a href="http://paindependent.com/2012/12/from-ri-dpws-alexander-makes-six-hour-taxpayer-funded-commute/">Pennsylvania Independent </a>has these details:</p> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 21:59:19 +0000 Ian Donnis 7430 at http://ripr.org