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Page 8 The Region News Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Local Businesses Host Party On The Parkway With Activities For All Ages Sav Mor Pharmacy, Coz's, Krave and La Hacienda hosted Party on The Parkway on Saturday, August 9. Those who attended could enjoy a variety of activities including a bounce house and facepalntlng for children as well as a car show and specials and drawings being offered by the businesses. Above left: Emily Naber has her face painted by Sally The Clown. Above right: In the parking lot of Say Mor Pharmacy a car show was held. photos by Crystal Reed. ! and Recreation Department Offers Sewing Mt. Zion Students Perform In B.O.S.S. Productions Bootcamp The weekend of July 25-27 the Best of Summer Stock program through the Decatur Park District presented performances of Willy Wonka KIDS which was performed by B.O.S.S. Mt. Zion Parks and Recreation Department offered a Sewing Boot Camp at Stewart's Jr and Hairspray Jr. which was performed by B.O.S.S. Sr. Members of BOSS Jr. from the Sewing Center this summer. Projects made were a zippered pouch and a beach bag. Mt. Zion area were: William Flaherty, Brandon Kondritz, Jaxson Mackling, Lane Renfro, Participant pictured above with their projects (in no order): Abby McEIory, Brooklyn Riley Renfro and Jalynn Wood. Members of BOSS Sr. from the Mt. Zion areawere Em!ly ROberts, dadyn Quinlan, Alexia Bart-Myers and Sara Addai. photo by Crystal Reed. Ferriell and Madison Perkins. photo by Crystal Reed. phOto courtesy of Jennifer Theis. Six Tips for People Who Owe Taxes Job While most people get a re- page. fund from the IRS when they 3. Get a short-term extension file their taxes, some do not. If to pay. You may qualify for you owe federal taxes, the IRS extra time to pay your taxes if has several ways for you to pay, you can pay in full in 120 days Here are six tips for people who or less. You can apply online owe taxes: at If you received a 1..Pay your tax bill. If you get bill from the IRS you can also a bill from the IRS, you'll save call the phone number listed on money by paying it as soon as it. don't have a bill, call you can. If you can't pay it in 800-829-1040 for help. There is full, you should pay as much as usually no set-up fee for a short- you can. That will reduce the in- term extension. terest and penalties charged for 4. Apply for a monthly pay- late payment. You should think ment plan. If you owe $50,000 about using a credit card or get- or less and need more time ting a loan to pay the amount pay, you can apply for an Online you owe. Payment Agreement on IRS. 2. Use IRS Direct Pay. The gov. A direct debit payment plan best way to pay your taxes is is your best option. This plan is w th the IRS Direct Pay tool. the lower-cost, hassle-free way It's the safe, easy and free way to pay. The set-up fee is less to pay from your checking or than other plans. There are no savings account. The tool walks reminders, no missed payments you through five simple steps to and no checks to write and mail. pay your tax in one online ses- You can also use Form 9465, In- sion. Just click on the 'Pay Your stallment Agreement Request, to Tax Bill' icon on the IRS home apply. For more about payment Mt Zion Recreation Department and Ron and Paula Present Ballroom Dance Instruction Mondays, August 25-September 29, 2014 (Each class is one hour long for six weeks) Basic East Coast Swing 6:00-7:00 p.m. (Prerequisite: None) Learn the basics of single-step East Coast Swing. Also called the Jitterbug, ECS is the most versatile of the swings and can be danced to all your rock 'n roll, traditional and contempo- rary swing music. It is fun and easy to learn and it is also the prerequisite for ECS I next session Ballroom I 7:15-8:15 p.m. (Prerequisite: Basics of Waltz, Foxtrot, Rhumba) Up your basic skills with new step patterns and technique in "flowing" waltz, "popular" foxtrot, and "sensual" rhumba. Fee: $70.00 per couple/S35.00 per single Registration Information: Village Hall, 1400 Mt. Zion Parkway Call 864-5424/fax 864-5935 For more information call: Ron & Paula 217-553-0446 or visit plan options visit ' 5. Consider an Offer in promise., An Offer in Compro- mise lets you settle your tax debt for less than the full amount that you owe. An OIC may be an op- tion if you can't pay your tax in full. It may also apply if full payment will cause a financial hardship. You can use the OIC Pre-Qualifier tool to see if you qualify. It will also tell you what a reasonable offer might be. 6. Change your withholding or estimated tax. You may be continued on page 14 Chamber Lunch Continued From Page 2 the new turf football field that has been installed. He stated that Braves will be placed in the end- zone and yard numbers will also be installed soon. Roundcount stated that a rubber and sand mix will also be put onto the field about 25 pounds per square foot. The scoreboard has been in- stalled on the north end of the field. This was moved from the south end because of the con- struction of an asphalt sidewalk so those on the visitor side of the field have a safe surface to walk on to get to the concession Stand. He also stated that work on the high school addition has begun. The expected comple- tion date is January 1,2016. The field house will include a track and four basketball courts while the auditorium will provide an excellent space for performanc- es. Also included in the plans is a new parking lot. Many people change their TravelExpenses. If you travel looking for a job for the first job in the summer. If you look to look for a new job, you may time. for a new job in the same line of be able to deduct the cost of the Work-Search Break. You work, you may be able to deduct trip. To deduct the cost of the can't deduct job search expenses some of your job hunting costs, travel to and from the area, the if there was a long break be- Here are some key tax facts trip must be mainly to look for tween the end o#'your last job you should know about if you a new job. You may still be able and the time you began looking search for a new job: to deduct some costs if looking for a new one. Same Occupation. Your ex- for a job is not the main purpose ( Reimbursed Costs. Reim- penses must be for a job search of the trip. bursed expenses are not deduct- in your current line of work. You Placement Agency. You can ible. can't deduct expenses for a job deduct some job placement Schedule A. You usually de- search in a new occupation, agency fees you pay to look for duct your job search expenses R6sum Costs. ,You can de-a job. on Schedule A, Itemized De- duct the cost of preparing and First Job. You can't deduct ductions. You'll' claim them as mailifig your r6sum6, job search expenses if you're continued on page 14 ,> Open a Checking and Savings Account and Receive a Free Keurig Mini Coffee Maker! ~iiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iii~ili!i:i!!i!i!ilTi~i~iii!:~i~i~!ii:i~i ii~ Quantities are limited. Some restrictions Credit Union 3330 North Woodford St. * 440 N. 22nd St. 1234 West Eldorado St. 423-9767 = ASI Membership [s open to all who live or work in Macon, Moultrie, Piatt, DeWitt and Shelby counties. This institution is I~1 ~-~ ~,~,~0~,0 not federally insured. Proudly Insured by American Share Insurance. 2014 Staley Credit Union. 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