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Property Tax Question

The McDonald County Library operates almost entirely on your property taxes. The library receives only a tiny fraction (currently 2.53%) of your total bill, almost all of the rest goes to schools. And the library has operated with the same tax levy since it was founded. However, since then the library has opened two new branches, [...] [...]

Have you looked at your tax bill?

Click to enlarge image… It’s hard to read, but the library’s small (2.53%) portion is that small sliver second from the right. The McDonald County Library has operated with the same tax levy since the beginning… Because of the way taxes are apportioned, the percentage of every dollar changes slightly every year. (Almost every year the library gets an [...] [...]

Tax Forms and Instructions

Taxes, taxes, taxes… Benjamin Franklin famously said: “The only things certain in life are death and taxes.” But you can get back some of that excess money the IRS borrowed from you last year… The Pineville library has free paper copies of several of the most common tax forms and instructions. And if we don’t [...] [...]

VITA: Free Tax Return Preparation for You by Volunteers

The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) Program offers free tax help for taxpayers who qualify. Trained volunteers at Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites offer free tax filing assistance .  This year’s assistance begins February 2nd and continues through April 13th.  Volunteers are available only one day a week, Wednesdays from 1-7 p.m. at [...] [...]

Updated news from the IRS

Earlier we reported that the IRS will no longer be sending paper copies of tax forms to the library. However, Uncle Sam seems to have changed his collective mind for some reason, and is now sending paper copies of many common tax forms to us here at the library, so you can pick up the [...] [...]