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Let’s Talk Taxes

As tax season is upon us, it’s time to start thinking about filing your taxes. Filing your taxes can seem intimidating if you are a recent graduate just joining the workforce or if you are filing for the first time. It’s not uncommon to ask yourself questions like, “What form should I be using?” or “What does a tax deduction mean?” Knowing what common tax terms mean, what the different tax forms are, and some general tips about filing will help you understand the process better. Tax Terms A critical step in filing your taxes correctly is to understand what common tax terms mean. Terms like withholding, deduction, and adjusted gross income (AGI) are terms used frequently. Withholding This is the amount of money taken out of your check during each pay period. The amount taken out is sent to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for federal income taxes. When you file, the IRS determines if you paid too much or too little. If you didn’t pay enough, then you& ...

First Bank Partners With Energycare To Help St. Louisans In Need Stay Warm This Winter

Employee-funded donation event raises more than $3,800 to purchase 128 electric blankets ST. LOUIS (January 9, 2019) – Today, First Bank donated 128 electric blankets to EnergyCare, a St. Louis nonprofit focused on protecting low-income, homebound people — especially the elderly, and seriously ill or physically disabled adults and children — from illness, hospitalization or death due to winter cold or summer heat. For the past 21 years, employees have participated in the fundraiser to donate air conditioning units in the summer and electric blankets in the winter to EnergyCare. “As the temperatures continue to drop, we often take for granted everyday essentials like blankets in the wintertime,” said Tim O’Dea, Executive Director, EnergyCare. “We are so grateful for community partners like First Bank for their continuous support. These electric blankets allow our clients to turn down their heat and save on utility bills while still staying safe and warm.&rdqu ...

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