Taxes, Taxes, Taxes
Taxes are always on our minds: We're bemoaning them, paying them, collecting them, preparing how to get out of paying them, listening to politicians talk about minimizing or raising them, arguing about how to spend them, etc. It's enough to make one's head spin! Taxes, of course, are one of the two certain things in this life according to Benjamin Franklin: "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." (From a letter he wrote to Jean-Baptiste Leroy in 1789, which was re-printed in The Works of Benjamin Franklin, 1817). Visit the Beaufort District Collection Connections blog at http://beaufortdistrictcollectionconnections.blogspot.com/2013/04/tax-no... to see a County and State Tax Notice from 1886. Beaufort County Treasurer, R.B. Fuller, notifies the public that payment will be accepted beginning October 15, 1886 and the schedule of where he'll be around the county to facilitate payment during the month of October. From November 1 through December 15th, the only place to pay would be in Beaufort at the Courthouse. The notice appeared in the Palmetto Post newspaper which we have on microfilm at some locations. There will be no extensions of the time to pay. For those of you needing help with filling out your 2013 tax returns, be aware that time is definitely running out. View the information at http://www.beaufortcountylibrary.org/content/2013-tax-year-resources to learn about your options within the Library system.