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DC Delinquent Taxes Accepted Without Penalties Until September 30 at Midnight

Scofflaws who owe the District of Columbia delinquent taxes have until midnight tonight, Thursday, September 30, to clear the slate and take advantage of the tax amnesty which waives collection fees, penalties and fear of prosecution.

“If you have outstanding taxes with the District, this is your last chance to pay them without penalties and fees,” warned Stephen M. Cordi, deputy chief financial officer for the District’s Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR).  “The last District amnesty was held in 1995, so it is likely to be some time before there is another opportunity.”

Employed individual tax debtors who do not take advantage of the amnesty should expect that additional money will be withheld from their paychecks beginning January 2011.

Bring the World Home – Host an Up with People Cast Member

Chelsey Panchot of the non-profit organization Up with People sent us this notice about a unique opportunity for DC residents:

Up with People is a six-month global education organization that takes 70-100 students between 17-29 years old from about 20 different counties on a tour around the world. The purpose is to learn, experience and connect with the communities we visit. We do this by taking part in various community service projects, staying in local host families and performing in an international dynamic show.

Families in Washington, D.C. will have the unique opportunity to bring a bit of the world into their own homes between October 14 – 25, 2010 when the international cast of Up with People arrives in Washington, D.C., a stop on their 2010 world tour.

Man Found Dead on Georgia Avenue in Petworth

Eric Right, 22, a Salt Lake City, Utah native, was found dead early Saturday morning on the 3700 block of Georgia Avenue in Petworth.

Just before 2:00 a.m., Fourth District MPD officers responded to the call, and pronounced Right dead on the scene.

According to sources, Right fell from the top of the Park Place DC apartment building, though it is not known if the act was intentional or not.

Investigation is now underway, and MPD asks that anyone with information about the incident call 202-727-9099.