17 09, 2019

IRS estimator aids retirees; figures tax on Social Security benefits

By |2019-09-14T10:39:51-08:00September 17th, 2019|Finance|Comments Off on 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. [...]

12 09, 2019

Enjoy autumn colors on a cruise to New England, Canada

By |2019-09-11T14:24:59-08:00September 12th, 2019|Lifestyle|Comments Off on 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 [...]

10 09, 2019

Are you ready: third quarter estimated tax payment due Sept. 16

By |2019-09-09T16:27:48-08:00September 10th, 2019|Finance|Comments Off on Are you ready: third quarter estimated tax payment due Sept. 16

With major tax reform in its second year and taxpayers seeing its full effect on 2018 returns, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers who pay estimated tax their third-quarter payment for 2019 is due Monday, Sept. 16. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act or TCJA enacted in December 2017, changed [...]

5 09, 2019

Nearly 40 million to bet on NFL during league’s 100th season

By |2019-09-04T15:04:58-08:00September 5th, 2019|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Nearly 40 million to bet on NFL during league’s 100th season

Thirty-eight million American adults—15 percent of the U.S. adult population — will be betting on National Football League games this season, according to a new survey by the American Gaming Association. The rapid expansion of legal sports betting has provided increased opportunity for millions of Americans to bet safely with [...]

3 09, 2019

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

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

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 [...]

29 08, 2019

Americans spending more on vehicle repair, care

By |2019-08-28T15:07:41-08:00August 29th, 2019|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Americans spending more on vehicle repair, care

On average, Americans spent $1,986 on vehicle repairs and maintenance in the last five years, according to a recent Ally survey conducted online by The Harris Poll among 2,012 U.S. adults. Millennials and Generation Z (ages 18-34 for this survey) paid an average of $2,334 for vehicle maintenance and repairs [...]

27 08, 2019

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

By |2019-08-26T15:17:32-08:00August 27th, 2019|Finance|Comments Off on 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 [...]

22 08, 2019

The New Center unveils plan to alleviate student debt crisis

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

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 [...]

20 08, 2019

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

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

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 [...]

15 08, 2019

NAR partners with Food Recovery Network to fight hunger across U.S.

By |2019-08-14T13:38:06-08:00August 15th, 2019|Real Estate|Comments Off on NAR partners with Food Recovery Network to fight hunger across U.S.

Giving back is the name of the game for the National Association of Realtors. During its annual Leadership Summit in Chicago, the National Association of Realtors  announced a new commitment to fight hunger, as NAR will ensure all future events and meetings are Food Recovery Verified. Food Recovery Verified is [...]