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Gen Z to rescue as manufacturing faces ‘silver tsunami’

It looks as if the U.S. manufacturing industry has a workforce problem. However, a new survey conducted by Leading2Lean reports there is an unlikely hope for a new generation of workers that will spur industry-wide innovation. The 2019 L2L Manufacturing Index, an annual measurement of the American public's perceptions of [...]

By |2019-07-17T15:46:23-08:00July 18th, 2019|Student Loans|Comments Off on Gen Z to rescue as manufacturing faces ‘silver tsunami’

Can divorce or separation effect your taxes?

Are you recently separated or planning to divorce? Taxpayers should be aware of tax law changes related to alimony and separation payments. These payments are made after a divorce or separation. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act changed the rules around them, which will affect certain taxpayers when they file [...]

By |2019-07-08T15:00:52-08:00July 9th, 2019|Finance|Comments Off on Can divorce or separation effect your taxes?

Report: most affordable online MBA programs for 2019

College Consensus a college ratings website that aggregates publisher rankings and student reviews, has published a guide to the 25 Most Affordable Online MBA Programs 2019. Online MBA students understand that getting a higher degree is an investment that will take some sacrifice considering going back to school (even online) [...]

By |2019-07-07T13:59:28-08:00July 4th, 2019|Student Loans|Comments Off on Report: most affordable online MBA programs for 2019

IRS tax forum: up-to-date info on cybersecurity, ethics for tax pros

Tax professionals interested in attending the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum in Chicago, July 23-25, to learn cutting-edge information on tax reform, cybersecurity and more can save by registering now. IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig will be the keynote speaker. Enrolled agents, certified public accountants, certified financial planners, Annual Filing Season Program [...]

By |2019-07-07T14:00:24-08:00July 2nd, 2019|Finance|Comments Off on IRS tax forum: up-to-date info on cybersecurity, ethics for tax pros

Members of the armed forces are entitled to certain tax benefits

Members of the military and their families often qualify for special tax benefits. For example, members of the armed forces don’t have to pay taxes on some types of income. In addition, special rules could lower the tax they owe or allow them more time to file and pay their [...]

By |2019-07-07T14:02:05-08:00June 25th, 2019|Finance|Comments Off on Members of the armed forces are entitled to certain tax benefits

Summer travel, gasoline and earning credit card rewards

Summer travel and gasoline go hand-in-hand, and with consumer demand for gasoline approaching its annual peak, people across the country are preparing to drive to vacation destinations. Motorists might be interested in learning more about the "Best & Worst States for Summer Road Trips," the "Best Gas Rewards Credit Cards," [...]

By |2019-07-07T14:02:58-08:00June 20th, 2019|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Summer travel, gasoline and earning credit card rewards

IRS issues global intangible low-taxed income news

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service recently issued final and proposed regulations concerning global intangible low-taxed income under section 951A, the foreign tax credit, the treatment of domestic partnerships for purposes of determining the subpart F income of a partner, and the treatment of income of a controlled [...]

By |2019-07-07T14:04:11-08:00June 18th, 2019|Finance|Comments Off on IRS issues global intangible low-taxed income news

June 17 is next deadline for those who pay estimated taxes

The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers who pay estimated taxes Monday, June 17, is the deadline for the second estimated tax payment for 2019. Examples of those who may need to pay quarterly estimated taxes include self-employed individuals, retirees, investors, and some individuals involved in the sharing economy, among others. [...]

By |2019-07-07T14:05:53-08:00June 11th, 2019|Finance|Comments Off on June 17 is next deadline for those who pay estimated taxes

IRS releases ‘Data Book’ for 2018 showcasing range of tax data

For those interested in stats and numbers the Internal Revenue Service has released its 2018 IRS Data Book which looks at agency's activities for the fiscal year. The 2018 IRS Data Book shows activities conducted by the IRS from Oct. 1, 2017, to Sept. 30, 2018, and includes information about [...]

By |2019-05-20T13:08:38-08:00May 21st, 2019|Finance|Comments Off on IRS releases ‘Data Book’ for 2018 showcasing range of tax data

Commercial real estate execs optimistic about markets, economy

Commercial real estate executives recently expressed increased optimism about real estate markets and overall economic conditions, according to The Real Estate Roundtable's 2019 Q2 Sentiment Index. The Q2 Sentiment Index registered 51 – a six point increase from the previous quarter. The Index has registered between 50 and 55 every [...]

By |2019-05-15T15:27:44-08:00May 16th, 2019|Real Estate|Comments Off on Commercial real estate execs optimistic about markets, economy