With the Arrival of February, many Texas taxpayers have started receiving W2 forms from their employers and thinking about the upcoming tax season. All taxpayers should be on the lookout for tax scams that seek to steal their money and identities. Tax season can be a particularly active time for identity thieves, because tax returns contain all the information they need – Social Security numbers, names, addresses, employer information, investment account numbers – to open fraudulent accounts in a taxpayer’s name or steal a taxpayer’s income tax refund. Fortunately, taxpayers can avoid becoming identity theft victims by staying informed and avoiding common tax schemes.
In monthly report, Dreyer cites 2011 as year of historic accomplishments
HOUSTON – Building on a record year, the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority has approved a significant new redevelopment plan for obsolete properties located on the Houston Ship Channel at the Turning Basin Terminal. Demolition of existing facilities on the properties would progress over the next three years, and is expected to increase the value of the properties by an amount far in excess of the demolition costs, according to R.D. Tanner, Senior Director, Real Estate. The value of many of the tracts is enhanced by existing rail access and close-at-hand freeway location. The redevelopment plan was among a host of matters decided during the Port Commission’s Jan. 24 regular meeting.
Texas Southern University’s recently closed loan transaction through the Department of Education will provide significant financial benefit to the university. According to Lewis Edwards, TSU Treasurer, the transaction funded the purchase of specific on-campus assets, including two student housing facilities consisting of University Courtyard (308 beds), Tierwester Oaks (424 beds) and East/West parking garages. The facilities were originally financed as privatized transactions that were owned by non-profit limited liability corporations.