Posted: Jan 24, 2023
Categories: Events
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The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program - information from United Way for Greater Austin

Tax season starts on January 23!

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program offers free tax preparation by IRS-certified volunteers to Wilco residents who generally make $60,000 or less, persons with disabilities, and limited English-speaking taxpayers who need assistance preparing their own tax returns. These services are free and 100% of the tax refund goes to the customer.

For more information, please log onto: Wilco Free Tax Prep - United Way For Greater Austin - Fight Poverty (unitedwayaustin.org)

  • VITA Site Managers help raise awareness about critical tools like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC).
  • The EITC is considered the largest federal anti-poverty program in the country, yet one in five eligible families with low income in our community are not receiving it!
  • The EITC increases families’ overall income, and the CTC offers up to $2,000 per child–which can be life-changing.
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Posted: Jan 20, 2023
Categories: Alerts, PIO
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Williamson County Precinct 3 Commissioner Valerie Covey was joined by members of the public and others to break ground on the CR 245 road project. The project consists of reconstructing the existing two-lane CR 245 to an interim three-lane roadway with a center turn lane and right turn lanes at specific locations.

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Posted: Jan 20, 2023
Categories: Comm 1
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Information from the Williamson County Public Information Office

Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector Larry Gaddes reminds property owners that 2022 property taxes must be paid in full by January 31 to avoid the accrual of penalty and interest.  

The most common payment options include:   

  • Mail payments to 904 S. Main St., Georgetown, TX, 78626.   
  • Payments made by check can be placed in any of our exterior drop boxes at each tax office.
  • Payments can be made by searching for your property online at www.wilco.org/propertytaxCredit cards and e-checks are accepted but incur additional vendor fees.   
  • In person at all four locations, walk-in or by appointment

 For a complete list of payment choices, go to www.wilco.org/propertytax and click on PAYMENT OPTIONS.   

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Posted: Jan 20, 2023
Categories: PIO
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Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector Larry Gaddes reminds property owners that 2022 property taxes must be paid in full by January 31 to avoid the accrual of penalty and interest. Multiple payment options are available.

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Posted: Jan 19, 2023
Categories: Hot Topics
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Column by Commissioner Cook

Williamson County Commissioner Terry Cook fully supports the City of Round Rock, the Texas Department of Transportation and Williamson County partnering on a project on RM 620 to add overpasses at Chisholm Trail and Lake Creek Drive, a roundabout at RM 620 and Chisholm Trail beneath the new overpass (partially completed), widened lanes, new frontage roads and improved bicycle and pedestrian accommodations. The overpasses will separate local traffic from through traffic, allowing through traffic to pass over the railroad tracks. Texas Department of Transportation

We’ve rung in the new year – 2022 left us tired, ragged, but hopeful that the worst is behind us. This is the time of year when many become introspective – who are we? Who do we want to be? Stronger, leaner, more resilient, more learned individuals perhaps? How long does that last? What are our values?

Mahatma Ghandi once stated that “we should watch our thoughts for they become our words, manage and watch our words for they become our actions. Consider and judge our actions for they become our habits. Acknowledge and watch our habits for they shall become our values. Understand and embrace our values, for they become our destiny.”

Williamson County is doing just that in developing a strategic plan, with the guidance of SBrand Solutions consultants, not to establish goals for just one year, but to establish and implement strategies to accomplish them over one, five, 10 years or longer. In Ghandi’s observations, values drive destinies. We will be developing the framework to hone our vision, mission and values supported by strategies to reach measurable results for short-, medium- and long-term goals.

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