23 01, 2020

Nation’s brightest young scientists named finalists

By |2020-01-22T12:09:48-08:00January 23rd, 2020|Student Loans|Comments Off on Nation’s brightest young scientists named finalists

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Society for Science & the Public recently named the 40 finalists in the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2020, the nation's oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. Alumni have gone on to have world-changing careers in STEM fields and earn some of [...]

21 01, 2020

IRS considers requests for relief from double taxation related to repatriation

By |2020-01-20T15:34:14-08:00January 21st, 2020|Finance|Comments Off on IRS considers requests for relief from double taxation related to repatriation

The IRS recently announced that the agency has become aware of limited circumstances in which it may be appropriate to provide relief from double taxation resulting from application of the repatriation tax under section 965, as amended by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act also known as the TCJA. The [...]

16 01, 2020

How schools are expanding the definition of student success

By |2020-01-15T19:57:52-08:00January 16th, 2020|Student Loans|Comments Off on How schools are expanding the definition of student success

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative recently released a series of 10 profiles highlighting schools that are expanding the definition of student success by going above and beyond academics -- to more fully consider the developmental needs of the whole child. Each of the schools reflect elements of Comprehensive Student Development, a [...]

14 01, 2020

IRS ‘Free File’ offers free tax prep options for military personnel

By |2020-01-13T15:52:35-08:00January 14th, 2020|Finance|Comments Off on IRS ‘Free File’ offers free tax prep options for military personnel

The Internal Revenue Service is reminding all active-duty military personnel that IRS Free File offers them multiple options for free federal tax preparation. Free File is for individuals or families whose adjusted gross income was $69,000 or less last year. Free File is a private-public partnership between the IRS and [...]

9 01, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to teach students in international law program

By |2020-01-08T16:16:47-08:00January 9th, 2020|Student Loans|Comments Off on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to teach students in international law program

Law students from across the country will have the opportunity to study with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor during the summer of 2020 in Prague, Czech Republic. The Consortium for Innovative Legal Education — which includes California Western School of Law, New England Law | Boston, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, and South Texas College [...]

7 01, 2020

New ‘Free File’ agreement signed to strengthen program, help taxpayers

By |2020-01-05T18:33:21-08:00January 7th, 2020|Finance|Comments Off on New ‘Free File’ agreement signed to strengthen program, help taxpayers

The Internal Revenue Service recently announced an agreement (PDF) with Free File, Inc. FFI designed to bring more clarity for taxpayers choosing to use free online software during the 2020 filing season. The agreement reached will help make the Free File program more taxpayer-friendly while strengthening consumer protections in several key areas. [...]

2 01, 2020

Americans end decade with average credit score of 682

By |2020-01-01T15:23:01-08:00January 2nd, 2020|Finance|Comments Off on Americans end decade with average credit score of 682

Experian released key findings from its annual State of Credit report revealing the average credit score hit an eight-year high at 682. Experian's report provides a year-over-year view of average credit scores, debt, delinquencies and card balances. In preparation for a new decade, this year's report took a close comparative [...]

31 12, 2019

IRS seeks applications for Electronic Tax Admin Advisory Committee

By |2019-12-29T16:24:35-08:00December 31st, 2019|Finance|Comments Off on IRS seeks applications for Electronic Tax Admin Advisory Committee

The Internal Revenue Service is seeking qualified applicants for nomination to the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee also known as the ETAAC. According to an IRS news release, the ETAAC is an organized public forum for discussion of electronic tax administration issues, such as prevention of identity theft and refund [...]

26 12, 2019

Winter driving tips ⁠— even if you’re in Southern California

By |2019-12-25T18:51:38-08:00December 26th, 2019|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Winter driving tips ⁠— even if you’re in Southern California

The winter season is on us, and the snowy and rainy conditions can make for challenging travel as family, friends, food and festive occasions even in Southern California. “As winter settles in, Californians will start to see a whole new set of extreme conditions,” said Caltrans’ Director Toks Omishakin in [...]

24 12, 2019

IRS and Treasury finalize Opportunity Zone guidance

By |2019-12-21T17:29:28-08:00December 24th, 2019|Finance|Comments Off on IRS and Treasury finalize Opportunity Zone guidance

The Internal Revenue Service recently issued final regulations (PDF) providing details about investment in qualified opportunity zones (QOZ). The final regulations modified and finalized the proposed regulations (PDF) that were issued on Oct. 28, 2018 and May 1, 2019, according to an IRS news release. The final regulations provide additional guidance for [...]