ASU Summer School 2020 program for learners at all levels

What does Summer School look like for students in 2020? A lot different than it has in the past. In a period of economic uncertainty with shifting job markets and employment opportunities that are evaporating in some places and springing to life in others, higher education remains one of the best [...]

By |2020-04-29T14:55:17-08:00April 30th, 2020|Student Loans|Comments Off on ASU Summer School 2020 program for learners at all levels

Cross-border tax guidance related to travel disruptions arising from COVID-19

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service recently issued guidance that provides relief to individuals and businesses affected by travel disruptions arising from the COVID-19 emergency. The guidance includes the following: Revenue Procedure 2020-20  which provides that, under certain circumstances, up to 60 consecutive calendar days of U.S. presence [...]

By |2020-04-25T13:34:28-08:00April 28th, 2020|Finance|Comments Off on Cross-border tax guidance related to travel disruptions arising from COVID-19

Study suggests COVID-19 can be detected using smell tests

There is currently a wide range of RNA tests for detecting COVID-19 according to a new study by Sensonics International. A news release from the company states "in light of strong evidence that decreased ability to smell accompanies this disease, it is partnering with many universities and agencies to provide [...]

By |2020-04-22T14:08:18-08:00April 23rd, 2020|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Study suggests COVID-19 can be detected using smell tests

Special alert for benefit recipients who don’t file tax return, have dependents

The Internal Revenue Service issued a special alert for several groups of federal benefit recipients to act by April 22, if they didn't file a tax return in 2018 or 2019 and have dependents so they can quickly receive the full amount of their Economic Impact Payment. Their $1,200 payments [...]

By |2020-04-20T15:27:41-08:00April 21st, 2020|Finance|Comments Off on Special alert for benefit recipients who don’t file tax return, have dependents

New service protects Veteran homebuyers with ‘SafeClose’

In an ongoing effort to protect its customers during the coronavirus pandemic, NewDay USA, a VA mortgage lender, said veterans and service members can now sign mortgage closing documents without having a notary signing agent enter their home. The company's new SafeClose service, which abides by the Center for Disease Control and [...]

By |2020-04-15T15:41:56-08:00April 16th, 2020|Real Estate|Comments Off on New service protects Veteran homebuyers with ‘SafeClose’

Reminder: schedule and pay federal taxes electronically due by July 15

The Internal Revenue Service said taxpayers have several options to schedule and pay federal taxes electronically due on July 15. Taxpayers with payments scheduled for April 15 also have a midnight Monday deadline to reschedule payments. Several options let taxpayers schedule payments up to a year in advance. For taxpayers [...]

By |2020-04-13T19:44:53-08:00April 14th, 2020|Finance|Comments Off on Reminder: schedule and pay federal taxes electronically due by July 15

Feeding America sees rise in requests during COVID-19 pandemic

Grocery stores and large warehouses aren't the only businesses that are having trouble keeping up with providing food staples during the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, nearly 100 percent of food banks in the Feeding America network is serving more neighbors in need during the COVID-19 pandemic, yet nearly 60 percent [...]

By |2020-04-08T19:57:56-08:00April 9th, 2020|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Feeding America sees rise in requests during COVID-19 pandemic

IRS offers tax help in several languages and via YouTube

IRS.gov provides important information for taxpayers in various languages, as well as YouTube videos to help taxpayers when filing taxes. For access to information in any of the seven languages that the IRS currently translates information, taxpayers can click on the English dropdown tab in the top menu bar on [...]

By |2020-04-06T11:39:19-08:00April 7th, 2020|Finance|Comments Off on IRS offers tax help in several languages and via YouTube

‘Right Tools, Right Now’ helps Realtors deal with COVID-19 impacts

The National Association of Realtors has implemented the return of its ‘Right Tools, Right Now’ program, which will make numerous business-critical resources immediately available to all of the association’s 1.4 million members at reduced or no cost. Originating in response to the financial crisis, nearly 1 million Realtors accessed $54 million [...]

By |2020-04-01T15:18:38-08:00April 2nd, 2020|Real Estate|Comments Off on ‘Right Tools, Right Now’ helps Realtors deal with COVID-19 impacts