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calculator and pen on top of a 1040 tax form. The deadline for filing taxes is April 18.

How to file taxes before deadline

By Parker Otto | February 9, 2022

DeKALB — With big reforms for infrastructure planned with the passage of the Infrastructure and Jobs Act, a majority of the funds used to carry out the law’s goals will be tax dollars. Tax filing season officially began on Jan. 24 and with an estimated...

DeKalb mayor Cohen Barnes at the Aug. 23 City Council meeting.

City Council approves tax levy for 2021

By Elisa Reamer | December 14, 2021

DeKALB— The DeKalb City Council passed an ordinance 6-0 on Monday to approve the aggregate levy for 2021 of $9,521,416, which includes the City’s and the DeKalb Public Library’s levies.  This ordinance was considered at the City Council’s...

Editorial: Vote yes for the fair tax amendment

Editorial: Vote yes for the ‘fair tax’ amendment

By Northern Star Editorial Board | October 29, 2020

Election day is less than a week away, so it is important to understand what's on the ballot. Everyone knows about the presidential candidates, but what Illinois voters may not know is there is a new proposed amendment that involves taxes. It has been...

In Focus: Who do you consider a dependent?

By Perspective Staff | February 27, 2017

Ian Tancun | ColumnistI think one can be considered “independent” when they no longer rely on their parents or family for financial support. I believe financial support is different from financial assistance. When I say financial support, I mean relying...

DeKalb Goodwill offers free tax sites

By Northern Star staff | January 20, 2015

The Goodwill Community Resource Room, 1037 S. Annie Glidden Road, will offer free income tax preparation and filing sites starting Jan. 30.The sites "offer free tax assistance to families with income less than $50,000 and individuals with income less...

Pass/Fail: Ride survey gets student attention, Tax season worst time of year

By Anthony Szudarski | April 9, 2014

PassIt seems some students have started to get more involved in decisions at NIU after constant encouragement from the Student Association Senate.More than 500 students took a Web survey about possible changes to the Late Night Ride service on campus,...

Tax season can be a pain for students

By Ali Combs | February 6, 2013

In the midst of tax season, there is often confusion about the tax filing process, especially for college students who have to deal with extra forms. Filing taxes is required by state and federal law if the file limit has been reached. Once an individual...

Recent survey names Ill. ‘bad for business’

By Ryan Felgenhauer | September 25, 2011

Some NIU professors disagree with a recent survey naming Illinois as a poor state for businesses. The survey, released by Development Counsellors International of New York, lists Illinois below California and New York on its least favorable business...

There needs to be a cap on individual net worth

There needs to be a cap on individual net worth

By Aaron Brooks | April 24, 2011

If money is finite, then hoarding money is a crime. I remember when I was in Sunday School and my youth leader, David Pauley, asked one day, "If a genie gave you three wishes, what would they be?" I responded, "To fly, have world peace (my Jesus answer)...

Filing your taxes does not have to be scary

By Danny Ciamprone | April 13, 2011

DeKALB | Going to the dentist, having to report for jury duty and filing one's taxes are a few of the most dreaded tasks for some Americans. According to several tax professionals though, taxes are not as scary as most people make them out to be. Senaida...

Cutting funds for education will raise local taxes

Cutting funds for education will raise local taxes

By Logan Short | March 20, 2011

Gov. Quinn's budget proposal has come under some criticism for its plans to cut $1.3 billion in education. One portion of that cut includes cutting all funding of the state-mandated Regional Offices of Education. If you're like I was and have no clue...

Cutting funds for Planned Parenthood is wrong

Cutting funds for Planned Parenthood is wrong

By Jessica Jenks | March 1, 2011

The House of Representatives voted to cut federal funding to Planned Parenthood on Feb. 18. The representatives pushing to pass the bill claimed that federal funding should not go toward a place that advocates and provides abortions. Although abortion...