Cupid is not the only one who fires arrows. Scammers are constantly trying to pierce the hearts and the pocketbooks of trusting souls. Valentines Day is a good time to brush up on scammers' techniques so you can avoid the potential pitfalls of online love. Your Better Business Bureau has the following advice for doing just that.
Now that tax season is here, scammers are feverishly trying to beat you to the draw. Filing your federal income tax may be a chore you delay as long as you can, especially if you owe taxes. If so, you are playing right into the hands of ID thieves who seek tax refunds in your name. Each year the IRS informs many taxpayers that someone has already filed a return using their stolen identity. That's why your Better Business Bureau warns that it is vital for you to file your taxes quickly – to beat the scammers.
Caylee Isern, a licensed cosmetologist and certified massage therapist, has joined the staff at Mane Focus Salon in Ellinwood. Caylee offers haircuts, hair coloring, special occasion hair including up-dos, and waxing. She also offers massage therapy consisting of Swedish, Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Prenatal and Hot Stones. Her hours are 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. To schedule an appointment call 620-564-3828.
Superior Essex of Hoisington announces the latest recipient of the STAR Employee Recognition Award. Dan Ukens, Jacketing Operator, was named the fourth quarter 2014 STAR Employee and will be treated to a dinner in his honor, a customized gift pack, a plaque, and STAR Employee parking privileges.
Brothers Adam and Brett Behrends announce the opening of Behrends Tax & Accounting Solutions, LLC located at 2001 Broadway in the Hiss Sherman Wealth Management building. Both Certified Public Accountants, each with five plus years of public accounting experience.
W-2 forms are flying through the air like snowflakes these days as employers deliver that vital piece of tax information to employees. For many the arrival of that form signals the start of tax season when time ticks toward the April 15 deadline. Forbes magazine reports that around 150 million taxpayers will use a tax preparation service. A market that large guarantees that some who seek your tax preparation business will be less competent than others.
The third annual Charity Supply Drive held on Saturday, Jan. 24, was deemed a success. Barton County Young Professionals and the Great Bend Rotary Club teamed up to collect donations at the Walmart Supercenter in Great Bend.
Reinke announces that Stephen Batten with Raindrop Repair in St. John, recently attended the 3-day Reinke Advanced PLUS (Proven Leaders in Unmatched Service) Seminar. Service technicians representing 13 Reinke dealerships from across the U.S. attended the seminar in Deshler, Neb.
"Having a benefit auction with the proceeds going to the Clara Barton Hospital Foundation was a great way for us to support our medical providers and helps enhance services for our residents at the same time," reports Bryan Stacey, Executive Director at RiverBend Assisted Living, in Great Bend. "Our two facilities are a natural fit and have a great working relationship."
The Clara Barton Hospital Foundation will host its annual meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday at Clara Barton Hospital, 250 W. 9th, Hoisington, in the Turnbull Safe Room. All members of the Foundation are welcome to attend the meeting.
Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remain near the top of the annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams for the 2015 filing season, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.