Thursday, February 14, 2013
Our panel of experts are waiting in the comments to offer advice to help answer tax questions.
Welcome to Ask the Patch Pro, where each week we tackle a different topic and open up the comment section for questions. Our team of experts stop in to help you out and answer your questions. It's time to file your taxes and Patch wants to help you find the answers to your questions, but we needed some help. We've compiled a team of experts to help us out. Meet the experts:
Monday, February 11, 2013
Patch is looking for experts who can answer reader questions offer their expertise this week.
It's time to file your taxes, and Patch wants to help find the answers to some of your questions, but we need a little help. In the latest edition of "Ask the Patch Pro" we need local experts who can answer readers' questions and offer advice. If you are a local tax professional and can answer reader questions in our comment section this week, let us know two ways. One: You can leave a comment on this post along with your email address. Two: You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We need experts to answer questions on Thursday, Feb. 14. Curious as to what we are looking for? Take a look at some of our previous Patch Pro posts: So what do you say, who wants to be our expert?
Sunday, December 30, 2012
One item on your April 2013 ballot might be a plan to raise sales taxes across St. Louis to pay for improvements in area parks and at the Gateway Arch.
When the April 2013 election arrives, you might be asked to vote on a potential hike to sales taxes in the city of St. Louis and both St. Louis and St. Charles counties. Keep this in mind. The increase would be 3/16 of one cent, and would help pay for improvements in area parks and at the Gateway Arch, among other things, reports the St. Louis Beacon. In a Dec. 13 article, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the money collected from the tax increase would be split in the following ways: The Missouri General Assembly approved the tax over the summer, but it still requires regional support across St. Louis, the Post-Dispatch reported. If lawmakers in St. Louis and both counties approve the issue, then it is expected to appear before …
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Board members got a look Monday at a community-wide survey that included questions about a tax levy.
Members of the Lade School Board got a glimpse of a district-wide survey that included questions gauging the public’s appetite for a tax levy. According to the survey’s general summary, the questionnaire, compiled by Stilwell, Kansas-based Patron Insight shows “a patron population that is very satisfied with the performance of its school district, and that is very aware of the steps that were taken by the district to deal with the financial challenges it was facing coming into this budget year.” The summary went on to say people within the school district “have some concerns about future changes that might be required (should the financial picture continue to be difficult), are at least at this point still somewhat cautious in their level …
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
The Democrat captured nearly 64 percent of the of the vote in the first assessor election in decades.
Jake Zimmerman easily became St. Louis County's first elected assessor in 40 years, gaining 63.67 percent of the vote to 36.15 percent for L.K. "Chip" Woods. The vote total was 73,356 to 41,645 with 207 write-in votes. Zimmerman said he thought the large margin of victory was due to people wanting accountability in the assessor’s office. “The people of St. Louis County are looking for an accountable assessor who will treat people fairly whether their home is worth $50,000 or $500,000,” he said. The first order of business is a top to bottom review of processes in the office,” Zimmerman said. It’s too early to tell if that will solve problems, he said. Zimmerman said he is confident he will find “a lot of people in the assessor’s office …