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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

IRS offers tips for owners during ‘Small Business Week’

The Internal Revenue Service reminded small businesses that recent tax reform legislation lowered the backup withholding tax rate to 24 percent and the withholding rate that usually applies to bonuses and other supplemental wages to 22 percent. The agency also urged employers to encourage their employees to check their withholding [...]

By |2019-05-06T15:01:12-08:00May 7th, 2019|Finance|Comments Off on IRS offers tips for owners during ‘Small Business Week’

Missed tax filing deadline? File now to avoid bigger bill

While the federal income tax-filing deadline has passed for most people, there are some taxpayers who have not yet filed their tax returns. The Internal Revenue Service encourages them to file now, even if they can’t pay to avoid potential penalties and interest, according to the IRS. There are many [...]

By |2019-04-29T17:22:05-08:00April 30th, 2019|Finance|Comments Off on Missed tax filing deadline? File now to avoid bigger bill

Best places to be a real estate agent

With February bringing the biggest month-to-month rise in existing-home sales since 2015, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2019's Best Places to Be a Real Estate Agent should you be thinking of starting or continuing your career in the industry. To determine the best markets for real-estate agents, [...]

By |2019-04-24T20:06:42-08:00April 25th, 2019|Real Estate|Comments Off on Best places to be a real estate agent

Couldn’t pay taxes on time? IRS has payments and installment agreements

As the official tax-filing deadline  (April 15) has come and gone, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers who have yet to file their tax returns that there are a variety of options to help them. IRS tax help is available 24 hours a day on IRS.gov. Whether filing a [...]

By |2019-04-15T15:41:15-08:00April 16th, 2019|Finance|Comments Off on Couldn’t pay taxes on time? IRS has payments and installment agreements

Where are the Most Diverse Cities in America?

With immigration policy remaining a hot-button issue in 2019’s political landscape, the personal-finance website WalletHub issued its report on 2019’s Most Diverse Cities in America. To determine the places in the U.S. with the most mixed demographics, WalletHub compared the profiles of more than 500 of the largest cities across [...]

By |2019-04-10T10:00:04-08:00April 11th, 2019|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Where are the Most Diverse Cities in America?

IRS Offers Forms, Publications to Help People Pay Right Amount in 2019

The Internal Revenue Service is reminding self-employed individuals, retirees, investors and others who pay their taxes quarterly the first estimated tax payment for tax year 2019 is due Monday, April 15, 2019, for most taxpayers. A 2018 tax return and 2019 Form 1040-ES, Estimated Tax for Individuals, can help these [...]

By |2019-04-06T10:30:26-08:00April 9th, 2019|Finance|Comments Off on IRS Offers Forms, Publications to Help People Pay Right Amount in 2019

San Diego: True Surf Paradise for All Surf Enthusiasts

Calling all surfing enthusiasts: with year-round nearly perfect climate, 70 miles of glorious coastline and many celebrated surf spots, San Diego offers surf enthusiasts the true Southern California dream. As the Golden State waxes up its boards in recognition of “California Surfing Day” on Sept. 20, officially declared in 2018, [...]

By |2019-03-27T13:28:44-08:00March 28th, 2019|Lifestyle|Comments Off on San Diego: True Surf Paradise for All Surf Enthusiasts

IRS Webinar: Understanding How to Do a ‘Paycheck Checkup’

If you need some help with filing your 2018 taxes the Internal Revenue Service will provide a free online, web-based information session in two languages on Thursday, March 28 to help people understand how to do a ‘Paycheck Checkup.’ Doing a Paycheck Checkup means checking tax withholding using the IRS Withholding [...]

By |2019-03-25T13:23:18-08:00March 26th, 2019|Finance|Comments Off on IRS Webinar: Understanding How to Do a ‘Paycheck Checkup’