LINCOLN SQUARE — In advance of the April 15 income tax filing deadline, Sulzer Library, 4455 N. Lincoln Ave., is hosting a series of free seminars aimed at helping people better manage their money and maker smarter financial decisions.
"Money Smart Week" includes workshops that range from reducing property taxes to understanding the process of becoming a first-time homebuyer.
The week's schedule:
First-Time Homebuyer’s Workshop, 7 p.m. Monday: The discussion will focus on the steps included in buying a home and include tips on choosing a real estate agent and searching for suitable properties, as well as provide updated information on mortgage applications and interest rates.
Shift Your Assets from Clutter to Cash!, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday: Learn how owning too much stuff can have a negative effect on your wallet. The workshop will walk through how to determine what to keep, what to toss, what to donate and the best sources for valuing and selling items.
Small Business Tax Workshop, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: New and prospective business owners should attend this seminar presented by Sergio Guzman of the IRS. Guzman will present the basics of business taxes, along with an explanation of the different types of small business organizations and the corresponding tax returns required.
Property Taxes Too High? It’s Never Too Late to Reduce Them!, 1:30 p.m. Saturday: Bring your tax bill to this informative workshop. Understand how property assessments work and learn how lower your property taxes through available tax exemptions and refunds. Tax appeal forms will be provided.