Cities whose unemployment rates are experiencing best recovery

Are things getting back to normal in states and cities around the country in terms of employment? The economy gained 431,000 jobs in March, and the national unemployment rate is now 3.6%, which is 76% below the peak of 14.7% during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a [...]

By |2022-04-27T09:59:00-08:00April 28th, 2022|Finance|Comments Off on Cities whose unemployment rates are experiencing best recovery

2022 funding for ‘Low Income Taxpayer Clinic’ grant recipients

The Internal Revenue Service announced that more than $12.1 million in matching grants were awarded to 131 organizations across the country for the development, expansion, or continuation of qualified Low-Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) for the 2022 grant year. The grant year runs from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2022. Through [...]

By |2022-04-23T16:47:41-08:00April 26th, 2022|Finance|Comments Off on 2022 funding for ‘Low Income Taxpayer Clinic’ grant recipients

The cost of a mortgage is up 20% since December

If you're curious about what's happening in the real estate market it appears that home shoppers are facing a one-two punch this spring: Quickly rising mortgage rates are compounding affordability challenges that have been brought on by record home value growth. The cost of a 30-year mortgage on the typical [...]

By |2022-04-20T10:58:32-08:00April 21st, 2022|Real Estate|Comments Off on The cost of a mortgage is up 20% since December

IRS reminders about April 18 deadline for last-minute filers and others

The Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers the deadline to file and pay the tax owed for most individual income tax returns is Monday, April 18. The agency wants last-minute filers to know tax help is available to file a tax return, request an extension, or make a payment, 24 [...]

By |2022-04-16T12:00:17-08:00April 18th, 2022|Finance|Comments Off on IRS reminders about April 18 deadline for last-minute filers and others

Over 90% of national parks bounce back as pandemic fears fade

Get the RV fired up and the backpacks out of storage. With travel restrictions still in place for many international destinations, along with a desire to avoid or escape dense populations in cities, outdoor itineraries within the U.S. are holding greater appeal as pandemic fears start to fade, according to [...]

By |2022-04-13T15:29:01-08:00April 14th, 2022|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Over 90% of national parks bounce back as pandemic fears fade

Coming soon: 2023 low income taxpayer clinic grant application period

The Internal Revenue Service announced that the application period for Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) matching grants for the calendar year 2023 will open on or around May 2, 2022. The LITC Program is a federal grants program administered by the Taxpayer Advocate Service, led by National Taxpayer Advocate Erin [...]

By |2022-04-09T10:13:58-08:00April 12th, 2022|Finance|Comments Off on Coming soon: 2023 low income taxpayer clinic grant application period

Consider Vail this summer for a fabulous vacation

When it comes to summer travel this year, think outside of the box. Nestled in the heart of the Colorado Rockies is a quaint mountain village where adventure and luxury meet. For nearly 60 years, Vail has welcomed year-round visitors to explore the surrounding national forest, delight in culinary creations, [...]

By |2022-04-06T14:13:41-08:00April 7th, 2022|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Consider Vail this summer for a fabulous vacation

Holders of foreign bank, financial accounts: April 15 FBAR deadline

The Internal Revenue Service reminds U.S. citizens, resident aliens, and any domestic legal entity that the deadline to file their annual Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) is April 15. For additional information about filing deadlines, filers should look to Financial Crimes Enforcement Network's (FinCEN) website for further information. Filers missing [...]

By |2022-04-02T10:52:58-08:00April 5th, 2022|Finance|Comments Off on Holders of foreign bank, financial accounts: April 15 FBAR deadline

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