Interest rates remain the same for the fourth quarter 2021

The Internal Revenue Service reports interest rates will remain the same for the calendar quarter beginning Oct. 1, 2021. The rates will be: 3% for overpayments (2% in the case of a corporation); 0.5 % for the portion of a corporate overpayment exceeding $10,000; 3% percent for underpayments; and 5% [...]

By |2021-08-28T10:17:21-08:00August 31st, 2021|Finance|Comments Off on Interest rates remain the same for the fourth quarter 2021

Survey: U.S. states with 2021’s least student debt

With the average student loan debt reaching $37,000 per borrower, a new report on "2021’s States with the Most and Least Student Debt" shows which U.S. states lead the pack. To determine the states that are friendliest toward student-loan debtors, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia [...]

By |2021-08-25T10:02:47-08:00August 26th, 2021|Academics|Comments Off on Survey: U.S. states with 2021’s least student debt

Retirement and taxes: Understanding IRAs

Individual Retirement Arrangements, or IRAs, provide tax incentives for people to make investments that can provide financial security for their retirement. These accounts can be set up with a bank or other financial institution, a life insurance company, mutual fund, or stockbroker, according to a news release. Here's a basic [...]

By |2021-08-21T13:55:07-08:00August 24th, 2021|Finance|Comments Off on Retirement and taxes: Understanding IRAs

Seven in 10 Americans planning to travel with their pet in 2021

Are you ready to travel with Fido or Fluffy? Here's some important info to help. New research from Motel 6 reveals that as Americans are hitting the roads, they will be doing so with their pets, as the majority (54%) of cat and dog owners noted they plan to travel [...]

By |2021-08-18T12:53:47-08:00August 19th, 2021|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Seven in 10 Americans planning to travel with their pet in 2021

Relief for certain employers claiming the ‘Work Opportunity Tax Credit’

There's good news for some as well as relief as the Internal Revenue Service is providing transition relief to certain employers claiming the Work Opportunity Tax Credit. The WOTC is a federal income tax credit available to employers that hire certified members of certain groups specified in the Internal Revenue [...]

By |2021-08-13T14:42:21-08:00August 17th, 2021|Finance|Comments Off on Relief for certain employers claiming the ‘Work Opportunity Tax Credit’

Survey: 90% of Americans want fewer meetings at work

Tired of office meetings? You're not alone. New findings of a study designed to highlight the negative impact of meetings on American employee productivity report  90% of respondents reported that they want fewer meetings in the workplace to enhance their productivity and cut down on wasted time. The survey polled [...]

By |2021-08-11T12:15:43-08:00August 12th, 2021|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Survey: 90% of Americans want fewer meetings at work

Deadline: heavy vehicle owners must file highway use tax return

The Internal Revenue Service says those who have registered, or are required to register, large trucks and buses that it's time to file the Tax Year 2021 Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return PDF. The deadline to file and pay is Aug. 31, 2021, for vehicles used on the [...]

By |2021-08-07T10:27:31-08:00August 10th, 2021|Finance|Comments Off on Deadline: heavy vehicle owners must file highway use tax return

States with the best and worst early education systems

With pre-school enrollment dropping by as much as 17% during the COVID-19 pandemic, you might be interested in knowing where are the States with the Best & Worst Early Education Systems. To determine the best early education systems in America, a new study compared the 50 states and the District [...]

By |2021-08-04T11:59:34-08:00August 5th, 2021|Academics|Comments Off on States with the best and worst early education systems

Caring for individuals obtaining or recovering from a COVID-19 vaccine

The IRS updated frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the paid sick and family leave tax credits under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP). The updates clarify that eligible employers can claim the credits for providing leave to employees to accompany a family or household member or certain other individuals [...]

By |2021-08-04T11:58:58-08:00August 2nd, 2021|Finance|Comments Off on Caring for individuals obtaining or recovering from a COVID-19 vaccine

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