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ULV offers tax help

The University of La Verne is once again offering free tax assistance to local La Verne residents. This yearly service is provided through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, sponsored by the IRS. The goal of this program is to help eligible families properly file their taxes at no cost to them. It consists of more than 30 trained students and faculty from the College of Business and Public... 

Students still shopping Amazon, despite tax

Students still shopping Amazon, despite tax
Senior Mail Center Clerk Rosie Fonseca sorts incoming mail for online purchases for faculty and students. After years of not having to pay sales tax, online retailers such as Amazon have begun to collect sales tax on California sales, starting Sept. 15. The new tax will affect many University of La Verne students who buy or rent textbooks and other items online. / photo by Pablo Cabrera Mariela Patron Staff... 

Students, faculty offer free tax help

Karo Chakhlasyan Staff Writer  IRS-trained University of La Verne students and faculty volunteered to provide community members with a free tax return Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings in the Enrollment Management building as part of the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. The IRS provides free tax preparations for incomes of up to $50,000 through the VITA program. When a challenge... 

State education budget cuts may not hurt La Verne

Jason D. Cox Staff Writer A recent budget proposal by California Gov. Jerry Brown includes a drastic $12 billion state spending cut. While virtually all state programs would be affected, things could be much worse for higher education. “From the University of La Verne’s standpoint, Gov. Brown is looking to leave the Cal Grants intact,” University President Steve Morgan said. “That piece... 

Skinny jeans, skinnier wallets

Skinny jeans, skinnier wallets
Natalie Veissalov, Editor in Chief A junk food tax has caused some uproar and disappointment. Many people who enjoy their high-sweetened sodas, potato chips and other preservative packed foods think it is unfair to impose such a tax, especially since we are taxed enough as it is. Local governments and medical institutions believe taxes should be imposed on people who buy junk food because of the medical... 

America's fat can't be solved by a tax

The growing obesity rate in the United States is a big fat problem for everybody. Obesity has increased every family’s health care costs by an average of $1,250, according to New York Times writer David Leonhardt who used statistics from the Center for Disease Control. The unhealthy lifestyles these people lead, which has risen 37 percent between 1998 and 2006, affects not only their own well-being,... 
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