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Business Buzz: Locals Love You More launches again

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

The Downtown Business Association is running the Locals Love You More contest from April 1 through June 30. Shoppers are encouraged to keep receipts from participating businesses to win cash and prizes.

Each participating business pays $50 and donates a prize. The prize can be merchandise, gift certificates or Spree Bucks. The $50 goes for prize money and advertising.

Residents Call Karen Brown 970-824-7898 or Nadine Daszkiewicz at 970-824-8148 to sign up or for more information.

Sandra King leaves Remax, starts new real estate business

After 10 years of working as a real estate agent in Craig, most recently at Remax, Sandra King decided start her own real estate office.

"It was just time to do my own thing… it was time to open my own office," King said.

Her new business is called King Homes and Land Realty LLC and is located at 504 W. Victory Way in a 300 square foot office that she recently remodeled.

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"All my clients came with me, which they had a choice to go to Remax or go somewhere else or stay with me," she said. "I felt very good that they all wanted to stay with me."

Tax day is Wednesday, filing extensions is an option

On Saturday, the Internal Revenue Service issued a statement reminding taxpayers that if they can't file returns by April 15 or pay taxes on time, they can ask for an extension or request payment options at IRS.gov.

The IRS reported that most taxpayers have already filed their 2014 returns and that as of April 3, the IRS had already received just over 99 million returns and issued more than 77 million refunds averaging over $2,800.

For those who have yet to file, the IRS said don't panic. Tax-filing extensions are available to taxpayers who need more time to finish their returns. Remember, this is an extension of time to file; not an extension of time to pay. However, taxpayers who are having trouble paying what they owe may qualify for payment plans and other relief.

Either way, taxpayers will avoid stiff penalties if they file either a regular income tax return or a request for a tax-filing extension by this year's April 15 deadline.

More Time to File

People who haven't finished filling out their return can get an automatic six-month extension. The fastest and easiest way to get the extra time is through the Free File link on IRS.gov.

By properly filing this form, a taxpayer will avoid the late-filing penalty, normally five percent per month based on the unpaid balance that applies to returns filed after the deadline. In addition, any payment made with an extension request will reduce or eliminate interest and late-payment penalties that apply to payments made after

April 15.

The interest rate is currently three percent per year, compounded daily, and the late-payment penalty is normally 0.5 percent per month.

Besides Free File, taxpayers can choose to request an extension through a paid tax preparer, using tax-preparation software or by filing a paper Form 4868, available on IRS.gov.

Craig Moffat Economic Development Partnership board meeting

When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way, in the main conference room

Agenda

1) Call to order at 11:30 a.m. —

• Roll call: Welcome and introductions, introduce guests

Jay Oxley| Nadine Daszkiewicz |Rich Thompson | Chris Jones | Tinneal Gerber | Grant Roper | Eldon Holland |

| Luke Tucker | Kathy Powell-Case | Neil Folks | Tami Fager |

County Liaison: Frank Moe | City Liaison: Tony Bohrer

Audrey Danner, Executive Director Steve Fulton, SBDC Consultant

2) Consent agenda

• CMEDP Board Meeting Minutes

3) 11:35 a.m.: Review financial reports

• Finance committee

4) 11:40 a.m.: Board discussion —Jay Oxley

5) Moffat County/NACO application for coal reliant communities

• Update — Frank Moe and Jay Oxley

6) Strategic planning

• Update — Luke Tucker

7) 12:20 p.m.: Marianna Raftopoulos Business Success Center — Audrey Danner

8) March activity update

9) Workshops – LEAN by Manufacturer's EDGE 4/22 & Connect 2 DOT 4/21 webinar

10) 12:25 p.m.: CMEDP — Audrey Danner,

11) Monthly highlights

12) Other business

13) 12:30 p.m.: Adjourn

Moffat County Tourism Association meeting

When: 4 p.m. Mondat

Where: Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way

Agenda

1) 4 p.m.: Call to order/roll call — Welcome guests

• Review of minutes and financials

• Conflict of interest disclosure

2) 4:10 p.m.: NACo Presentation update/input request — Frank Moe

3) 4:25 p.m.: NWCCHT — Maybell Gateway Signage assistance request by Nancy Kramer

4) 4:40 p.m.: Hill Aevium 2015 web hosting

5) 4:45 p.m.: Marketing committee report

6) 4:55 p.m.: Strategic planning committee report

7) 5:05 p.m.: Directors report — questions

8) Public comments

9) Public comments partner updates

10) Adjournment

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