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IRS estimator aids retirees; figures tax on Social Security benefits

Help with taxes for seniors is now easier than ever with the new Tax Withholding Estimator, launched in August on IRS.gov. It includes user-friendly features to help retirees easily figure out the right amount of tax to be removed from their pension payments. The mobile-friendly estimator replaces the Withholding Calculator. [...]

By |2019-09-14T10:39:51-08:00September 17th, 2019|Finance|Comments Off on IRS estimator aids retirees; figures tax on Social Security benefits

Enjoy autumn colors on a cruise to New England, Canada

It’s that time of colorful year again – autumn.  Mother Nature shows off her colors in places like eastern Canada and New England, where leaves go from green to orange, crimson and glowing gold. The colorful array seen from a cruise ship is one that should be experienced at least [...]

By |2019-09-11T14:24:59-08:00September 12th, 2019|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Enjoy autumn colors on a cruise to New England, Canada

IRS offers waiver of dyed fuel penalty in Florida due to Hurricane Dorian

To minimize or prevent disruptions to the supply of fuel for diesel-powered highway vehicles because of Hurricane Dorian, the Internal Revenue Service will not impose a penalty when dyed diesel fuel is sold for use or used on the highway in Florida. This relief is effective immediately, it said in [...]

By |2019-08-31T13:46:37-08:00September 3rd, 2019|Finance|Comments Off on IRS offers waiver of dyed fuel penalty in Florida due to Hurricane Dorian

Here are 2019’s hardest-working states in the country

All work and no play -- with Americans working an average of almost 1,800 hours per year and the average worker using only 54 percent of their available vacation time, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2019’s Hardest-Working States in America. In order to determine where Americans work [...]

By |2019-08-26T15:17:32-08:00August 27th, 2019|Finance|Comments Off on Here are 2019’s hardest-working states in the country

The New Center unveils plan to alleviate student debt crisis

Although the student debt crisis is big news in the 2020 presidential debate — with all kinds of ideas to rescue students from debt — there has been little talk as to why college is so expensive in general. The New Center — an organization focused on creating the space [...]

By |2019-08-21T14:59:41-08:00August 22nd, 2019|Student Loans|Comments Off on The New Center unveils plan to alleviate student debt crisis

IRS: tax pros urged to report thefts immediately; create recovery plan

The Internal Revenue Service and its Security Summit partners want to remind tax professionals they should report data theft immediately to the IRS and follow an established process for helping the IRS protect their clients. If notified promptly, the IRS can help stop fraudulent tax returns from being filed in [...]

By |2019-08-18T13:53:22-08:00August 20th, 2019|Finance|Comments Off on IRS: tax pros urged to report thefts immediately; create recovery plan

IRS, treasury issue guidance on making or revoking bonus depreciation elections

The Internal Revenue Service recently issued a revenue procedure letting a taxpayer make a late election, or to revoke an election, under section 168(k) for certain property acquired by the taxpayer after Sept. 27, 2017, and placed in service by the taxpayer during its taxable year that includes Sept. 28, [...]

By |2019-08-05T15:39:36-08:00August 6th, 2019|Finance|Comments Off on IRS, treasury issue guidance on making or revoking bonus depreciation elections

Orlando IRS nationwide tax forum: seminars on cybersecurity, new tax law

Tax professionals who attend the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum in Orlando, Florida, will learn the latest on cybersecurity, ethics, tax law changes for 2019 and more. The forum is being held from Aug. 13-15. Enrolled agents, certified public accountants, certified financial planners, Annual Filing Season Program participants and other tax [...]

By |2019-07-29T17:28:50-08:00July 30th, 2019|Finance|Comments Off on Orlando IRS nationwide tax forum: seminars on cybersecurity, new tax law

Knowing your ‘Taxpayer Bill of Rights’

If you're a taxpayer, you should know your Taxpayer Bill of Rights. The Taxpayer Bill of Rights is a cornerstone document highlighting the 10 fundamental rights taxpayers have when working with the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS wants every taxpayer to be aware of these rights in the event they [...]

By |2019-07-22T15:46:22-08:00July 23rd, 2019|Finance|Comments Off on Knowing your ‘Taxpayer Bill of Rights’

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’