March, 2014

Share Your “First” Story with Us!

March 12th, 2014
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Join the The First in celebrating 150 years of service to Bucks County, PA. Thank you for the opportunity to thrive and grow as part of this exceptional community! The First and Bucks County have grown side-by-side for 150 years. And with each passing year, we’re more proud than ever to be part of Bucks County history. Please help us celebrate our 150th anniversary by sharing your “First”story with us. Leave a comment below to tell us about your first experience banking with The First, or tell us about a time when our bank or one of its employees made [ read more ]

Get Free Tax Help from the IRS | The First National Bank Blog

March 11th, 2014
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April 15th is right around the corner! We’re well into this year’s tax season, but not everyone has gotten around to filing their federal return. Reasons for putting off the task range from not having enough time, to not understanding the forms. If you’re one of the millions of people who still hasn’t gotten around to preparing their taxes, The First has good news and great news. The good news is the federal government has an online site dedicated to making tax preparation faster and easier. The great news is…it’s FREE.   Do you have a strategy for filing your [ read more ]

Understanding Your Income Taxes | The First National Bank Blog

March 4th, 2014
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When Were Income Taxes Instituted? The U.S. Federal Income Tax system was created in 1913, in part to help pay for America’s involvement in World War I. It gathered steam when Prohibition banned almost all forms of alcohol and the tax revenues from liquor sales dried up. The lost revenue had to be recovered somehow, and federal income taxes became a fact of life. The History of the Federal Income Tax http://www.irs.gov/uac/Historical-Highlights-of-the-IRS Our current tax system is complex and likely to become more so in the future, but for now, let’s look at the basics. How Do You Figure? Step [ read more ]