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Avoid common errors

The IRS recommends reviewing your entire tax return to be sure it is accurate and complete. Even a simple mistake can cause problems, which might lead to delays in processing your return and receiving your refund. <br /> <br /> Here are some ways to avoid common tax return errors: <br /> <br /> • File electronically. If you choose to e-file, many of the common errors are avoided or corrected by the computer software. If your income is under $52,000 you may be able to e-file for free using IRS Free File. <br /> <br /> • Use the peel-off label if you choose to mail a paper return. You may line through and make necessary corrections right on the label. Be sure to fill in your Social Security number in the box provided on the return. If you do not have a peel-off label, fill in all requested information clearly, including the Social Security numbers. <br /> <br /> • Check only one filing status on the tax return and check the appropriate exemption boxes. Enter the correct Social Security numbers for each of those exemptions. <br /> <br /> • Use the correct Tax Table column for your filing status. <br /> <br /> • Double check all figures on the return. Math errors are common mistakes. <br /> <br /> • Make sure that the financial institution routing and account numbers you have entered on the return for a direct deposit of your refund are accurate. Incorrect numbers can cause the refund to be delayed or misdirected. <br /> <br /> • Sign and date the return. If filing a joint return, both spouses must sign and date the return. <br /> <br /> • Attach all Forms W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, and other forms that reflect tax withheld to the front of the return. Attach all other necessary forms and schedules. <br /> <br /> • Remember to request the Telephone Tax Refund. Don’t shortchange yourself, most households are eligible for a special one-time only Telephone Tax Refund, typically between $30-$60, that can be requested on the 2006 tax return. <br /> <br /> • Do you owe tax? If so, enclose a check or money order made payable to the “United States Treasury” and Form 1040-V, Payment Voucher, if used. Or, you may choose to pay by credit card by contacting one of the credit card service providers. <br /> <br /> For a complete checklist and a listing of some of the most common errors, see Tax Topic 303, Checklist of Common Errors When Preparing Your Tax Return, at IRS.gov, or call our TeleTax number, 800-829-4477. <br /> <br /> For more information about e-file, Free File, and the Telephone Tax Refund visit the IRS Web site at IRS.gov. How to check on your tax refund If you already filed your federal tax return and are due a refund, you have several options for checking on the status of your refund. <br /> <br /> One way is to use “Where’s My Refund?” Where’s My Refund? Is a very flexible tool. Whether you split your refund among several accounts, opt for direct deposit into one account, or ask IRS to mail you a check, Where’s My Refund? Gives you online access to your refund information. <br /> <br /> You can even use Where’s My Refund? If you filed taxes only to claim a refund of the telephone excise tax.

POLICE BLOTTER

Anyone with information regarding any of the following incidents, please contact the State Police in Avondale at 610-268- <br /> <br /> 2022. <br /> <br /> Fatal crash in Pocopson On March 27, around 4:37 <br /> <br /> p. m., state police responded to and investigated a one-vehicle traffic crash at State Route 52 and Pocopson Road in Pocopson Township. The crash occurred as William Victor Higgs, a 76- year-old West Chester man, was driving his 1990 Honda Accord northbound on State Route 52. <br /> <br /> He lost control of his vehicle and struck a brick building head on. <br /> <br /> Despite being transported from the scene by a Penncare helicopter to Penn Hospital, Higgs died as a result of the injuries sustained in the crash. <br /> <br /> Criminal mischief in London Grove Sometime between March 27 at 4 p.m. and March 28 at 7:30 <br /> <br /> p. m., unknown actor(s) arrived at Inniscrone Golf Course in Avondale, drove on the course with an ATV, and damaged approximately 100 feet of fairway. They then fled the scene in an unknown direction. <br /> <br /> DUI in Upper Oxford Township On March 30 at 6:17 p.m., while conducting an investigation for a report of a female in need of medical attention on Ashmun Road, police determined that 50- year-old Karen Yarnall was driving under the influence of alcohol. She was taken into custody without incident. <br /> <br /> Burglary in Franklin On March 30, at just after 3 <br /> <br /> p. m., police responded to and investigated a burglary at Kemblesville Elementary School in Franklin Township. The crime occurred as unknown actor(s) smashed a window on the southeast side of the building to gain access and – once inside – vandalizing the structure. The actor(s) left the scene undetected. <br /> <br /> Burglary in Kennett Township On March 31, sometime between 1:30 and 7:50 a.m., unknown actor(s) used force to gain entry into Il Giardino Restaurant on Gap- Newport Pike in Kennett. Once inside, the actor(s) removed various items including computers, food, and cash, then fled the scene. The total value stolen is approximately $6000. The damage done was worth approximately $3000. <br /> <br /> Harassment in London Grove On April 1, at 9:19 a.m., an attack occurred on Church Street in London Grove as unknown actor(s) drove up to two men – a 27-yearold Kennett resident and a 26- year-old man of Lancaster – and assaulted them. The first man was struck and hit in the left eye, and the second was struck in the right knee. The actor(s) are described as three white males driving a blue sedan. <br /> <br /> Anyone with information regarding any of the following incidents, please contact the Kennett Square Police Department at 610-444-0501. <br /> <br /> Theft from South Union On March 22, Kennett police investigated a theft from December 2006 that had not been reported until this month. In the theft, which occurred between December 10 and 24 in the 300 block of South Union Street, items taken were a diamond ring, sweat suits, Nike sneakers, computer games, a bike, a backpack, and an undetermined amount of cash. <br /> <br /> DUI on East State Street On March 23 at just after midnight, Kennett police investigated 53- year-old Ismael Ramos for driving under the influence of alcohol down the 100 block of East State Street. <br /> <br /> Ramos was observed swerving back and forth across the yellow line on the roadway and taken in. <br /> <br /> DUI on West South Street On March 24 at 2:06 a.m., police arrested 25-year-old Ryan Manuel for driving under the influence of alcohol. He was observed failing to stop at a posted stop sign, then almost struck a police vehicle.

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