Doug Hand joins Lindsey’s Inc. Realtors
Doug Hand was born and raised in Atlanta and is a second generation realtor. He graduated from Presbyterian College with a bachelor of science degree in Business. With over 13 years of experience as a licensed realtor, Hand’s experience spans all aspects of residential, land and commercial real estate.
Hand is a big sports fan and enjoys playing golf, going to concerts and spending time with family.
Newnan-Coweta Chamber to be honored at capitol Monday
The Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce will be honored Monday on the floor of both the Georgia House and Senate in recognition of its 75th anniversary. The Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce’s five-star accreditation was also recently renewed by the U.S. Chamber Accrediting Board.
Kemp signs state income tax refund bill
Gov. Brian P. Kemp recently signed HB 162 into law, providing for a special state income tax refund for Georgians who filed returns in both the 2021 and 2022 taxable years. The AFY 2023 budget signed by Kemp on March 10 accounts for the special refund, with over $1 billion in surplus funds on its way back to taxpayers. This is the second state income tax refund of its kind.
The Department of Revenue (DOR) will begin issuing the special income tax refunds within six to eight weeks. Taxpayers must file their 2021 and 2022 taxes prior to receiving the refund. Just as last year, single tax filers and married individuals who file separately could receive a maximum refund of $250, head of household filers could receive a maximum refund of $375, and married individuals who file joint returns could receive a maximum refund of $500, based on an individual or couple’s tax liability. DOR will issue the overwhelming majority of special income tax refunds by July 1 of this year, for those who file on or before April 18.
Goodwill providing free tax prep service
Goodwill will be offering free tax preparation services through Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, an IRS-sponsored tax program for those who earn $60,000 or less annually.
Goodwill will file tax returns through the end of tax season, April 18. Current year tax returns will be prepared during tax season, while prior-year tax returns (2017-2021) and amendments will be completed May 2023.
Goodwill is also offering a new way to get your taxes done for free this tax season as they implement a more convenient way for individuals to come get their taxes done.
Individuals interested in stopping by Goodwill for free tax prep should bring the following original documents:
– Social security cards for yourself and all dependents.
– All income documents.
– All tax documents.
– Photo ID.
– Health insurance for 1095 A/B/C.
– Form 1098.
– Child care expenses.
– 2018 tax returns.
– Bank account information.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit www.goodwillsr.org/vita or call 833-755-2179.
Taxes will be completed at the Thomas Crossroads Career Center at 3121 Highway 34 E., Newnan.
AARP hosting smart driving course Tuesday
AARP will host its AARP Smart Driver Course Tuesday at the Carnegie Library in downtown Newnan, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This course is open to all licensed drivers. Drivers must bring their driver's license. There is a $25 for non-AARP members and $20 for AARP members who have a valid membership card (must bring card with you). Payment must be paid by cash or check only. Checks can be made payable to AARP. No credit or debit cards are accepted. Wearing a face mask during class is optional, and a signed COVID-19 liability waiver is required. Call or text Jesse Johnson at 678-485-0655 to register. Bring your lunch and please arrive 15 minutes early to sign papers and complete registration.
Delta Community Credit Union Donates $20,000 to local programs serving youth in the community
The Atlanta Community Food Bank, which serves 29 counties including Coweta County, and four metro-Atlanta nonprofit organizations received $5,000 each from Delta Community Credit Union.Through its Philanthropic Fund awards, Delta Community Credit Union, invested a total of $20,000 in the organizations. The donations were awarded during a virtual presentation last week.
“Delta Community’s generosity is central to our ability to provide support to children and families in our community who too often start or end the day without the food they so desperately need,” said Brad Stombock, lead foundation relations manager of the Atlanta Community Food Bank. “This funding will allow us to provide more food to more families and children.”
Bearings Bike Works, VOX ATL and Everybody Wins! Atlanta also received a grant.
Delta Community Credit Union’s Philanthropic Fund will invest a total of $150,000 in 20 Metro Atlanta non-profit organizations throughout 2023.
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