Saturday, March 11, 2017

In the News: youth baseball clinic; things to know about filing tax returns

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"The 21st Annual FHS Panther Youth Baseball Clinic for players 7-13 will be held in the Franklin High School gym, 218 Oak St., Franklin on March 18. 
Players can sign up for 9 a.m. -11:30a.m. or 12-2:30 p.m. 
The fee is $40 per player and is geared to youth players ranges 7-13. The clinic will be run by FHS varsity head coach Zach Brown, his coaching staff and varsity players. Participants will work with FHS baseball players and coaches while going through a series of stations that will focus on helping them improve their fundamental skills in preparation for the upcoming spring season."

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"As the deadline to file state and federal income tax returns approaches, millions of Americans are getting their paperwork in order, pulling out their calculators or making appointments with tax pros. 
Each year, there are several changes to state and federal tax codes that could affect taxpayers payments or returns. Here are 10 changes to know about doing your taxes. 
Due date: Taxpayers will get a few extra days, until April 18, to file this year. Because the normal due date of April 15 falls on a Saturday this year, and the following Monday is both Patriots Day in Massachusetts and Emancipation Day in Washington, D.C., taxpayers have until Tuesday, April 18, to file their 2016 returns. 
Lower state rate: Because the state met certain economic benchmarks, the Massachusetts personal income tax rate has fallen to 5.1 percent for tax year 2016, down from 5.15 percent the previous year."

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