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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011 3A 'Ties to the Land' looks at succession planning Forest landowners and their families are invited to "Ties to the Land" workshops to learn simple techniques to help with passing land and its lega- cy on to the next generation. Succession planning involves more than just having a will or an estate plan, as those le- gal tools will only ensure that heirs inherit the property, not that they will carry out a par- ticular vision for it. Families need to ensure that values and plans are clearly laid out in their own management plans: Succes- sion planning helps pass on more than just the land. Pass- ing on a person's passion takes preparation and plan- ning, and can be legally and emotionallY, challenging. De- spite this, many people find that working through the challenges to a completed plan is rewarding, satisfying and results in peace of mind. The Ties to the Land work- shops are designed to give folks a firm understanding of the succession planning process and the tools to get started. At the workshop, partici- pants will: --Learn the steps to succes- sion planning. --Clarify values and goals for the family forest or ranch. --Take home tools to deter- mine heirs' interests. --Gain knowledge of legal and other business considera- tions. --Understand the financial impacts of ownership trans- fers across generations. This is a two-part work- shop series with one work- shop in the fall before the holidays when family mem- bers often come together and a follow-up workshop in early 2012. The follow-up workshop will focus on the financial and legal ap- proaches and tools (trusts, limited liability companies, easements, etc.) and specific Extended state tax deadline nears The Franchise Tax Board (FTB) reminded taxpayers that Monday, Oct. 17, is the deadline to timely file their 2010 state personal income tax returns to avoid late filing penalties, More than 1.5 million Cali- fornians take advantage of California's automatic exten- sion for filing personal in- come tax returns. Free tax help is still avail- able. ReadyReturn and Cal- File will be available through Oct. 17 on FTB's website, ftb.ca.gov. The ReadyReturn .program completes the tax- payer's return for them using information already collected from employers, such as W-2s. As of Oct. 6, FTB had 95,000 ReadyReturns available for taxpayers who have yet to file. CalFile is a free e-file pro- gram that accepts income of up to $324,376, itemized deductions and some tax cred- its. Taxpayers can access Cal- File from the FTB website to input their information and send their return directly to FTB. Taxpayers can also use a tax preparer, or one of the other free or fee-based e-file services listed on FTB's website. E-fil- ing provides faster processing, increased accuracy and a timely confirmation that FTB received the return. For quick refunds, FTB encourages tax- payers to opt for direct deposit into their bank account. f CalFire burn ban lifted Effective Friday, Oct. 7, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protec- tion (CalFire) Lassen-Mod- oc-Plumas Unit (LMU) re- scinded the suspension on all burning on state respon- sibility area lands within Lassen, Modoc and Plumas counties. LMU will main- tain and staff an appropriate level of firefighting re- sources until the potential for wildfire decreases. Following are some im- portant things to remember regarding residential burn- ing: --Residents may be held civilly and criminally liable for any fires that escape their control. --Burning can only be done on permissive burn days. To find out if it is a permissive burn day, contact the local Air Pollution Control District (APCD). Phone numbers are below. --Only natural vegetative material such as leaves, pine needles and tree trimmings may be burned. --Household garbage may not be burned. --Do not burn on windy days. --Burning in a burn barrel is not permissible outside spe- cific areas. Contact the local APCD to determine which rules apply. "Burn permits are not needed until May 1, 2012. includes: Chester, 258-2588 Quincy, 283-3602 Greenville, 284-6520 Portola, 832-4528 APCD numbers In Lassen County, call 252-4247. In Modoc County, call 233-6401. The Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District For more information on debris burning, contact the lo- cal fire department or visit the CalFire website at fire.ca.gov. Taxpayers can also access MyFTB Account, an online service where taxpayers can view their wage and with- holding information, estimat- ed payments, FTB-issued 1099s and current balance in- formation. FTB offers taxpayers elec- tronic payment options as well. FTB's Web Pay allows taxpayers to authorize a pay- ment from their bank account to pay their return balance due or estimated tax pay- ments. For a fee, taxpayers can also pay using major credit cards by calling (800) 2PAY-TAX (800-272-9829) or by visiting officialpayments .com. Installment payment plans are available on FTB's website for taxpayers who face financial trouble. Those who owe less than $25,000 and can repay fhe balance within five years generally qualify. Don't forget the Federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). This is a federal in- centive for low-income indi- viduals and families. Taxpay- ers earning less than $48,362 can qualify for a "refundable" credit that can total up to $5,666. "Refundable" means Custom Designed to Meet Your Needs GARAGE, SHOP, WAREHOUSE, MINI STORAGE, HAY BARN, HORSE BARN, HANGAR Now Offedng Metal Roofing, Remodeling & Restoration Serving Lassen, Plumas and Sierra Counties 630-520-666? taxpayers do not have to have a tax liability to get a refund check from the government. Those who think they might qualify can go to the IRS web- site at irs.gov and search for EITC Assistant. As of Oct. 6, California tax- payers filed more than 14.7 million personal income tax returns of which 11.7 million were e-filed. The state has is- sued 9.5 million refunds total- ing $8.1 billion. Need help REPI NG we ill find can. I General Building Contractor Calif. Lic. #453927 (530) 283-2035 FALL IS IN THE AIR ,.. LEAVES ARE ON THE GROUND! 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Each work- shop will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Placerville, Monday, OcL 17 Sonora, Wednesday, Oct. 19 Redding, Tuesday, Oct. 25 Yreka, Wednesday, Oct. 26 Quincy, Thursday, Oct. 27 Ukiah, Tuesday, Nov. 8 Garberville, Wednesday, Nov. 9 Eureka, Thursday, Nov. 10 Berkeley, Tuesday, Nov. 15 Rohnert Park, Wednesday, Nov. 16 Registration is required. :' The cost is $25 per family for " the workbook and DVD, along . with light refreshments. On-  line registration and credit ! card payment is available. Registration by mail is ac- cepted too. For more information, call the local Cooperative Exten- sion office or (510) 643-5429, or visit ucanr.org/tiestotheland. Clearly SEE all of Plumas County's spectacular fall foliage! Isn't it time for a complete eye exam? We offer a wide range of quality eye care services. 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No more than nine (9) tires per user will be accepted.* For a Transportation Exemption to carry up to 20 tires or for additional information, please contact Plumas County Department of Public Works at (530) 283-6268 Hours: 9"00 am to 2:00 pm (for Drop-off) Free disposal is not available for tire dealers or other businesses. Industrial, farming, or heavy equipment tires are NOT accepted  , CalRecycleP" Sponsored by Plumas County and the Rural Counties' Environmental Services Joint Powers Authority. Funded by tile Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery. Funding for this program is limited. Plumas County reserves the right to stop accepting tires for free disposal at any time, with or without notice, *California law prohibits transport of more than nine (9) tires at any time without the exemption. 2011 by the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CatRecycle). All rights reserved. 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