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Latest Member Blog Articles on Ohio
  • How to Choose the Right Tax Professional
    Finding the right tax professional who is able to find you every deduction, credit, and write-offs can oftentimes seem like an impossible task, but it doesn't have to be.
  • 5 Simple Steps For Making Tax Day As Painless As Possible
    April 15th, otherwise own as Tax Day, is ever nearing. If you're one of the millions of Americans that has decided to put off your filing to closer to deadline day and are trying to jog your memory back into tax filing gear, no worries. That's what this entry is for.
  • Three Ways You Can Apply for Food Stamp Benefits
    Do you think you may qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, but aren't sure where you can begin the application process? Well, you're not alone. There are plenty of Americans out there who qualify for food assistance but aren't aware of it or don't know where they can begin the application process.
  • Social Security Benefits - How To Calculate Your
    Determining whether or not you have to pay taxes on your Social Security benefits really comes down to two factors: 1) your tax filing status, and 2) the amount of your "combined" income. Generally speaking though, you will not have to pay any taxes on your Social Security benefits at all, if that is your only source of income.
  • Choosing Medicaid and CHIP Providers in Your State
    Finding a provider who accepts Medicaid patients has the potential be a little confusing to the individuals who have never been on the program before, but it's not as difficult as it may sound. All you need is to be enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP coverage and have a connection to the internet.
  • Social Security - Decisions Made Now Can Affect You Later in Life
    Deciding the best time to begin receiving your Social Security benefits is a decision every individual must address by themselves or with their family, but that does not mean there aren't a variety of tools out there that can help you determine the best way to get the most out of your Social Security.
  • 4 Tricks For Stretching Your Social Security Benefits
    Making the best of your Social Security benefits is a struggle for many Americans, especially those of you who are largely dependent on Social Security for most of your monthly income. Questions like when to begin drawing your benefits, how to best spend them, and what to do if your benefits aren't enough to survive on weigh on millions of seniors minds every year.
  • Social Security Benefits - Online Calculators (all 11 of them)
    Whether you are already retired, close to retirement age, or just wanting to know what Social Security benefits you could expect in the years to come, this article provides all the Social Security benefits calculators available to best plan for your future.Scroll through until you find the one you are looking for.

Latest Ohio Forum Posts

  • People with taxable incomes of less than $22,250 a year no longer would be taxed; rates for higher amounts would be cut about 6.6 percent.
  • New state data shows the number of unemployment benefits claims filed in Ohio last year was the lowest since 1973.
  • On Tuesday, Ohio could become the fifth state to legalize recreational marijuana. But the story line there is less about how a culturally conservative state feels about pot and more about how a group of savvy political and business operatives are forging a new path forward for the growing movement that could fundamentally change who gets in the game -- and why.
  • Matt Bevin, the controversial Kentuckian who attempted to dethrone Sen. Mitch McConnell last year and has vowed to eliminate the state's Obamacare programs, orchestrated a remarkable political comeback on Tuesday to win the state's governorship.
  • Opportunities for Otsego, Inc. is receiving $3,317,564 in federal funding, according to a Tuesday announcement by U.S. Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand.
  • Mar 23 2015
    Ohio Medicaid Eligibility
    Ohio's Medicaid program provides access to a many medically necessary services, such as doctor visits, hospital care, immunizations, and prescriptions. Ohio Medicaid eligibility is determined based on several factors. Some services are limited by dollar amount, the number of visits per year, or the setting in which they can be provided.
  • Mar 06 2015
    Ohioans new to Medicaid get care
    Divorced with four children, Pam Harris had no health insurance — choosing between medications to treat her depression and rheumatoid arthritis or paying utility bills — when she suffered her first stroke two years ago. After leaving the hospital, the 40-year-old, who lives in Jamestown in Greene County, couldn’t afford follow-up care or physical therapy. Church friends showed her exercises she could do at home. And after she returned to work with an advocacy group for families with children with behavioral issues, colleagues accompanied her to presentations, stepping in when she couldn’t find the words.
  • Patrons are surprised to hear that they can't pick up annual federal income tax instruction booklets from the Cincinnati Public Library this year. The IRS is saving money by reducing the amount of instruction booklets and tax forms available in printed form. While participating libraries have been a primary distribution point, especially after the IRS stopped mailing materials to households in 2011, this year taxpayers are being encouraged to get everything they need online at IRS.gov. "There is a gap of people who aren't prepared to switch to paperless taxes," Ben Lathrop, reference manager at the Cincinnati Public Library said. "This year, they got caught off guard, so did we."

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