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Community Briefs

reporters@samoanews.com

FIRST BATCH OF TAX REFUNDS IN 2012 RELEASED

Tax Office Manager Melvin Joseph said Tuesday that the total refund checks released Monday afternoon came to $469,065 - which cover taxpayers who filed up to Jan. 19.

Of the total tax refunds: $178,693 were for local refunds and $290,372 for the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC), which is funded by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, said Joseph, who reminds all employers that W-2 forms were to have been given to employees by Jan. 31.



Community Briefs

reporters@samoanews.com

FIRST BATCH OF TAX REFUNDS IN 2012 RELEASED

Tax Office Manager Melvin Joseph said Tuesday that the total refund checks released Monday afternoon came to $469,065 - which cover taxpayers who filed up to Jan. 19.

Of the total tax refunds: $178,693 were for local refunds and $290,372 for the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC), which is funded by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, said Joseph, who reminds all employers that W-2 forms were to have been given to employees by Jan. 31.



Hawkeye: Workin Like a Dawg

“There is no Pillow so soft as a clear conscience.” [French Proverb]

Good morning to friends, habitual readers, and long time fans of Hawkeye.

This is a fine time to be alive and healthy fans. Given the shenanigans that are taking place at our one and only Falema'i, what will it take for someone to step up to the plate and straighten that mess out?



New Zealand over Samoa, Day 2 Las Vegas Sevens

New Zealand overcame an early scare to beat Samoa 12-5 to top Pool A on Day 2 of the Las Vegas Sevens.

The Kiwis let slip an early try to Samoa’s Paul Perez early, lending them the lead for much of the first half.

Samoa was close to scoring their second try, but knocked the ball over the try line with New Zealand’s defence scrambling.

A late try to captain DJ Forbes put New Zealand on level pegging on half time, and Tomasi Cama then put the Kiwis in front after he chased down a long punt to score a try inches from the dead ball line.