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Week Of Special Interest 04/10/19
Image Courtesy: IRS

By La Voz Staff

Rushing to file taxes can result in errors

As the April tax-filing deadline nears, many taxpayers may rush to finish their tax returns or find they need extra time to get them done.

The IRS recommends that taxpayers file for an extension if they need one. Filing an extension will help taxpayers avoid paying penalties for filing a late return. Extensions provide more time to file, but not more time to pay any tax owed.

The deadline to file 2018 individual tax returns and pay taxes owed is Monday, April 15, 2019, for most taxpayers. Because of the Patriots’ Day holidays on April 15 in Maine and Massachusetts and the Emancipation Day holiday on April 16 in the District of Columbia, taxpayers who live in Maine or Massachusetts have until April 17, 2019, to file their tax returns.

Mistakes can happen when hurrying to file a tax return by the due date. This can mean longer processing times and possible tax refund delays. Electronic filing is the best way to avoid common mistakes and file the most accurate tax return; it is also the most accurate way to file a tax return. The IRS estimates that about 70 percent of taxpayers can file their tax return at no charge by using IRS Free File software. Visit for information about filing your taxes for free.

Broncos to host Play 60 all-ability clinic

The Denver Broncos, in partnership with Special Olympics Colorado, will host an all-ability football skills clinic for more than 125 athletes on Wednesday, April 10 from 4:30-5:45 p.m. at UCHealth Training Center’s Pat Bowlen Fieldhouse.

The clinic is inclusive for participants of all abilities and supports NFL PLAY 60 efforts to encourage kids to be physically active for at least 60 minutes per day. Broncos players, cheerleaders and members of local law enforcement will be on hand to assist with the event and lead activity stations. Participants at the clinic will receive a PLAY 60 t-shirt and all participants will depart the event with a healthy boxed dinner.

Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders will also announce an equipment donation to Special Olympics Colorado through his foundation at the beginning of the event.

Our Government

White House

President Donald J. Trump is targeting the primary entity that carries out a global campaign of terror. The Administration is designating the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) to counter Iran’s global campaign of terrorism. The Administration is taking this step as part of a broader effort to counter Iran-backed terrorism around the world.

Colorado Governor

Gov. Jared Polis announced that Lu Córdova would take the helm at the Colorado Department of Revenue. “We are thrilled to have Lu join our team,” said Governor Jared Polis. “Her vision, expertise and record of experience make her a natural fit at the Department of Revenue. We can’t wait for her to get started.” Córdova’s background is in international finance, cybersecurity, ecommerce and more. She is currently the Chair and CEO of CTEK, a global nonprofit breaking down barriers to entrepreneurship worldwide.

Denver Mayor

Legal immigrants in Denver are facing renewed hostility from the federal government if they work or have worked in Colorado’s legal cannabis industry. Claiming these immigrants are not of “good moral character” under federal law, immigration officials are denying their applications to become naturalized U.S. citizens. Mayor Hancock and City Attorney Kristin M. Bronson condemn the Trump administration’s latest attack on immigrants. In a letter to U.S. Attorney General William Barr sent Wednesday, Mayor Hancock is seeking official guidance from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to ensure “consistent implementation and enforcement of state marijuana laws” in more than 30 U.S. states.





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