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Tax rendition forms mailed

According to Kenneth Guille, Laramie County Assessor, rendition forms for reporting commercial and industrial personal property have been mailed. Wyoming Statute requires all merchants, manufacturing, construction, farm and professional equipment be reported to the County Assessor by March 1st of each year.

Guille stated information provided in 2013 is reflected on the forms businesses will be receiving. Businesses are asked to make any additions or deletions and return the form as soon as possible. If there have been no changes, please indicate so, sign and return the form.

Information reported is the basis for the value on assessment schedules, which will be mailed in March 2014. Guille stated accurate and current information ensures business owners are paying the correct amount of property tax. If you are a new business or have not received your form, please contact the Assessor’s office by calling 633-4307, or stop in the office located at 309 West 20th St., Suite 1100. Forms and additional information are also available by accessing our website at: http://www.laramiecounty.com - under County Assessor Mr. Guille extends his appreciation to all businesses for their prompt cooperation.

Energy Share of Wyoming kicks off for 2013-14

Raising more than $125,000 and assisting more than 400 families statewide are among goals of Energy Share of Wyoming, which kicks-off its 2013-14 season Monday, December 2.

Seventeen Wyoming businesses, organizations and communities sponsor the program that assists individuals with energy-related emergencies when unusual circumstances create financial needs not met through existing assistance programs.  Funding comes from voluntary contributions for the program that runs through spring 2014.

During its 25th season last year, Energy Share raised nearly $90,000 in private and corporate donations to assist 325 families throughout the state. Recipients of funding resided in 10 of Wyoming’s counties, with an average bill being paid of $338.

According to Mark Stege, Energy Share past president from Cheyenne Light, Fuel & Power, “We are very fortunate in Wyoming to have so many generous people who want to help their neighbors through the rough times. Over the years, our program has been very successful and been able to assist thousands of families in need.”

A nonprofit organization, Energy Share of Wyoming is a partnership of numerous organizations, utilities and businesses. Sponsoring groups include The Salvation Army; MDU Co .; Rocky Mountain Power; Source Gas; Cheyenne Light, Fuel & Power Co .; Townsquare Media Group; Energy West, Inc .; City of Gillette; Wyoming Rural Electric Association; Town of Lusk; Questar; City of Powell; First Federal Savings Bank, Sheridan; Black Hills Power & Light Co .; Powder River Energy Corp .; Kelly Rizley Advertising & PR; and Align.

Energy Share funding is available to pay energy bills when all other resources and assistance have been exhausted. First priority goes to individuals and families at or above 185 percent of the Federal Poverty Level. Special consideration is given to senior citizens and the disabled. Energy Share provides for a one-time expenditure of up to $400 per household, and all applicants must be Wyoming residents. 

Funding decisions are made by The Salvation Army, which reviews applications and assesses eligibility based on need, lack of other resources and available Energy Share funds. Individuals interested in applying for funds should contact their local Salvation Army, or call toll-free 1-877-461-5719, to determine your local Salvation Army field representative.

 

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