Consumer 6 tips

Wednesday, April 11th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

If you're searching for a new job, you can apply for thousands of positions without leaving your home. And tax day is less than a week away. KOTV's consumer reporter Diane White has some last minute tips to help make filing your return go smoothly.

Logging on might help you find that dream job, but first, tax day is looming, what to check before you drop your return in the mail. Tax time can be stressful for many, especially those who owe money. Accountants say there are some simple errors that can easily be avoided. Local accountant Duane Summers says "The one most common mistake people do make is they mess up either their name or their social security number and that's one of the new things the IRS is going to be really checking on this year is to make sure the names and social security numbers match especially for spouses and kids and dependents." So double-check the facts. If you need help filing your return, local accountants are donating their time. It's called Tax Trot, from 4-7 pm on Monday, April 16 at the Promenade Mall.

The recent economic slowdown has prompted layoffs across the nation and in Northeastern Oklahoma. One convenient way to search for work is on the Internet. At any given time 6,000 to 8,000 recruiters can see your resume the minute you post it. You can choose the city where you would like to work and the type of job that interests you. Other benefits, you can compare salaries, see job requirements, and if you're afraid your current employer might see your resume, you can block access from them.

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