Monday, September 1 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:31:17 GMT
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morning.Troopers say the crash occurred on Bookman Rd. about three miles west of Elgin at about 6 a.m. The motorcycleMore >>
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morningMore >>
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Take a real-time look at where it's raining here in the Midlands and across the state with WIS First Alert radar.More >>
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Tax Tips for Your 2013 Filing
From Bryan Philpott, Registered Financial Consultant and Keith Kelly, Investment Advisor Representative of Aspire Wealth Management -as shared on WBTV News Sunday Morning:
TIP #1 - Filing is postponed until January 31st -The IRS is not accepting returns until January 31st because of the government shutdown in October. Even though the start date is delayed, the deadline for filing is still April 15th.
TIP #2 - Have ALL tax documents ready to go -You'll need a few different documents before you file, including your W-2 from your employer. There are different types of 1099 forms that you could need if you earned income while self employed, earned interest on a bank account, had earnings from investments or sold any stocks, bonds or mutual funds.
TIP #3 - Max out your IRA contributions (there's still time!) -If you didn't contribute to your IRA or Roth IRA in 2013, or if you didn't contribute the maximum, it's not too late. You have until April 15th to do so. The maximum you can contribute is $5,500, with an extra $1,000 "catch-up provision" if you are age 50 or older.
TIP #4 - Be sure to claim investment losses from previous years - If you experienced a significant loss in the value of your investments or other capital assets in previous years, you can use up to $3,000 in capital losses to offset other taxable income each year. You can do this year after year until that capital loss is completely claimed. If you are married filing separately, the limit is $1,500.
TIP #5 - Don't forget deductions and make note of those that are expiring - Don't forget to take any deductions you qualify for, including the interest paid on your mortgage or student loans, and charitable contributions. It's important to note that there are a number of deductions that expired at the end of 2013, so be sure you claim them this year if they apply. These include:
-- Qualified charitable distributions by those age 70 1/2 or older from IRAs.
-- An above-the-line deduction for qualified higher education tuition and fees
-- The option to deduct state and local sales and use taxes instead of state and local income taxes.
Additional information: Tax brackets for 2014 are being adjusted for inflation, meaning you could see some modest savings when you file a year from now. (That is, unless you're in the top income tax bracket, which increased in 2013 from 35 percent to 39.6 percent with an additional Medicare surtax of 3.8 percent.) Remember, if you have any questions a qualified tax or financial professional can help to ensure you maximize your deductions on your 2013 return.
Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >>
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:29 GMT
An Alexander County woman is facing charges after deputies say she molested a four-year-old at a church while services were happening. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old CarolMore >>
According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Carol Diane Britto, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of first degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:54:12 GMT
Whitney Hempsey remembered what doctors told her before she gave birth to her second child years ago. "It's like, 'Hey, are you tired of being pregnant?" Hempsey recalled. "'We can give you this and youMore >>
Mothers come together at Improving Birth Rally in an effort to stop rushed births.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:18:34 GMT
Under a bright Carolina sun, citizens across the state enjoy going out and making a few waves on the lakes. Some like Johnathan Crossland enjoy fishing as a method of recreation and relaxation for a while.More >>
Boaters and law enforcement officials provide safety advice when making waves on the lakes.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:16 GMT
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing. Among those heroes are the thousands of troops who brought Hitler's EuropeMore >>
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing.More >>