Tagged with 'tax'

Des Moines property taxes up nearly 21% over 2017 – largest in south county

Des Moines property taxes up nearly 21% over 2017 – largest in south county

By Jack Mayne Des Moines property taxes have gone up 20.66 percent for this year – the largest increase for any city in South King County – says a report from King County Assessor John Arthur Wilson. Other... [Read more]

United Way and Highline College partner for FREE income tax prep services

United Way and Highline College partner for FREE income tax prep services

Community members can get their taxes done for free, thanks to a partnership between United Way of King County and Highline College. Households that make less than $66,000 are eligible, as long as tax... [Read more]

Park District Board to meet on levy increase for Mt. Rainier Pool Nov. 21

Park District Board to meet on levy increase for Mt. Rainier Pool Nov. 21

The Board of Directors for the Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 21 to consider around a 5-cent levy increase to cover unanticipated costs associated with refurbishing... [Read more]

DAL Law Firm: Dealing with Tax Debt? We might be able to help!

DAL Law Firm: Dealing with Tax Debt? We might be able to help!

From Advertiser DAL Law Firm:   Dealing with Tax Debt? We Might Be Able to Help! We’ve heard from many clients that they think that their debt to the IRS can’t be discharged in bankruptcy. Well,... [Read more]

Welcome new Advertiser Liberty Tax Service in Des Moines

Welcome new Advertiser Liberty Tax Service in Des Moines

We are happy to welcome aboard new Advertiser Liberty Tax Service, located in the heart of Des Moines (map below). They are celebrating their fourth year of tax preparation here. It’s hard to believe,... [Read more]

Have you seen Libby GaGa? This local tax business ‘waver’ is MISSING!

Have you seen Libby GaGa? This local tax business ‘waver’ is MISSING!

Mike Mason works at a local tax service, and he tells The Waterland Blog that their beloved ‘waver’ – a mannequin named Libby GaGa – is missing! Mason says that GaGa was  shipped up... [Read more]

Free income tax preparation available at Highline College

Free income tax preparation available at Highline College

Local residents who qualify can get their taxes done for free, thanks to a partnership between United Way of King County and Highline College. Households that make less than $62,000 are eligible, as long... [Read more]

LETTER: Des Moines Mayor Kaplan says utility tax is off Dec. 17 council agenda

LETTER: Des Moines Mayor Kaplan says utility tax is off Dec. 17 council agenda

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Based on conversations with fellow... [Read more]

Utility tax hike, budget approval postponed to Dec. 17 by City Council

Utility tax hike, budget approval postponed to Dec. 17 by City Council

by Jack Mayne The much-debated utility tax increases were put off until December by the Des Moines City Council, because some members were unsure that compromise figures in a solution hammered out during... [Read more]

Mayor lashes out at new SeaTac Councilmembers for lecturing city

Mayor lashes out at new SeaTac Councilmembers for lecturing city

by Jack Mayne Two still unseated SeaTac City Council members went before the Des Moines City Council on Thursday night to tell its members to not believe its staff on advice about a proposed 16 percent... [Read more]

Free income tax preparation available at Highline College starting Jan. 14

Free income tax preparation available at Highline College starting Jan. 14

Highline College has partnered with United Way of King County to host free tax preparation services to the public, and will be offering services from Jan. 14 – April 18. Households that make less than... [Read more]

Utility taxes increased to 8 percent by Des Moines City Council

Utility taxes increased to 8 percent by Des Moines City Council

by Jack Mayne To help balance the city budget, the Des Moines City Council increased taxes on utilities to 8 percent at Thursday night’s session (Nov. 6). Approved unanimously were 2 percent increases... [Read more]

Looks Like South King Fire & Rescue Levy Will Pass; Det. Awarded a SAFER Grant

Looks Like South King Fire & Rescue Levy Will Pass; Det. Awarded a SAFER Grant

It looks like South King Fire & Rescue has passed their recent Maintenance and Operations Levy, with a current overwhelming “Yes” vote of 61% and a “No” vote of 39% as of Aug.... [Read more]

South King Fire & Rescue Fire Board Opts to Re-run Excess Levy

South King Fire & Rescue Fire Board Opts to Re-run Excess Levy

South King Fire & Rescue announced Tuesday (May 8) that they have decided to re-run an excess levy on the August primary election that would fund re-staffing a previously closed aid car and fill a... [Read more]