17 09, 2020

College students cash-strapped amid COVID-19 applying for scholarships

By |2020-09-16T10:55:52-08:00September 17th, 2020|Student Loans|Comments Off on College students cash-strapped amid COVID-19 applying for scholarships

College students are experiencing many challenges according to the Scholarship app Scholly. The company released its COVID-19 Student Impact Report which includes key insights into the unique challenges facing college students this academic year, along with students' thoughts on returning to the classroom as opposed to learning from home. Mission [...]

15 09, 2020

IRS adds 6 more forms to list that can be signed digitally totaling 16

By |2020-09-12T14:22:36-08:00September 15th, 2020|Finance|Comments Off on IRS adds 6 more forms to list that can be signed digitally totaling 16

It is the Digital Age, after all. On Aug. 28, the IRS reported it would temporarily allow the use of digital signatures on certain forms that cannot be filed electronically. Since then the agency has added several more forms (PDF) to that list. The IRS made this decision to help protect [...]

10 09, 2020

Remote work could open homeownership to nearly 2M renter households

By |2020-09-09T14:41:26-08:00September 10th, 2020|Real Estate|Comments Off on Remote work could open homeownership to nearly 2M renter households

The rise of remote work has the potential to unlock the American Dream of homeownership for nearly 2 million renter households. A new Zillow analysis finds that's how many renter households could likely telecommute and afford monthly payments on the typical U.S. starter home, but couldn't afford a starter home in [...]

8 09, 2020

IRS: interest rates to remain same for Q4 2020

By |2020-09-05T13:11:10-08:00September 8th, 2020|Finance|Comments Off on IRS: interest rates to remain same for Q4 2020

Some good news for taxpayers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Internal Revenue Service said interest rates will remain the same for the calendar quarter beginning Oct. 1, 2020. The rates will be: 3% for overpayments (2% in the case of a corporation); 0.5% for the portion of a corporate overpayment [...]

3 09, 2020

More women are shopping for boats during pandemic

By |2020-09-02T14:36:55-08:00September 3rd, 2020|Lifestyle|Comments Off on More women are shopping for boats during pandemic

Men aren't the only ones who buy boats: About 75% more women are shopping for boats across the U.S., according to Boat Trader. In a news release Boat Trader, the online marketplace said there has been a tidal wave of women shopping for boats from coast-to-coast this summer. Reports of [...]

1 09, 2020

IRS approves temporary use of e-signatures for certain forms

By |2020-08-29T11:06:36-08:00September 1st, 2020|Finance|Comments Off on IRS approves temporary use of e-signatures for certain forms

Digital signatures aren't always accepted or possible however, to protect the health of taxpayers and tax professionals, the Internal Revenue Service will temporarily allow the use of digital signatures on certain forms that cannot be filed electronically. The change will help to reduce in-person contact and lessen the risk to [...]

27 08, 2020

Value tops destination in consumer Labor Day travel queries

By |2020-08-26T15:26:37-08:00August 27th, 2020|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Value tops destination in consumer Labor Day travel queries

Pondering a visit to the West Coast, Florida, or New York? The travel industry may be changing but as the world adjusts to living safely during a pandemic, people are again gaining confidence to travel. CheapOair, the flight focused agency, looked int its consumer habits data and identified Labor Day [...]

25 08, 2020

Unemployment compensation is taxable; withhold now, avoid surprise

By |2020-08-22T15:37:02-08:00August 25th, 2020|Finance|Comments Off on Unemployment compensation is taxable; withhold now, avoid surprise

With millions of Americans now receiving taxable unemployment compensation, many of them for the first time, the Internal Revenue Service reminded people receiving unemployment compensation they can have tax withheld from their benefits now to help avoid owing taxes on this income when they file their federal income tax return [...]

20 08, 2020

Study: states where people need loans the most due to COVID

By |2020-08-19T13:57:14-08:00August 20th, 2020|Finance|Comments Off on Study: states where people need loans the most due to COVID

More help is needed as the unemployment rate is at 10.2% due to COVID-19, and a new study released offers updated rankings for those States Where People Need Loans the Most Due to Coronavirus. Greater interest in getting a loan indicates that more people in the state are struggling to make [...]

18 08, 2020

IRS reminds truckers of Aug. 31 highway use tax return deadline

By |2020-08-15T10:45:06-08:00August 18th, 2020|Finance|Comments Off on IRS reminds truckers of Aug. 31 highway use tax return deadline

Do you drive a truck for a living? The Internal Revenue Service is reminding owners of most heavy highway vehicles of their responsibility to timely file Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return. The highway use tax applies to highway motor vehicles with a taxable gross weight of 55,000 [...]

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