9 07, 2020

NAR’s Volunteering Works program 2020 mentoring and grant recipients

By |2020-07-08T11:49:31-08:00July 9th, 2020|Real Estate|Comments Off on NAR’s Volunteering Works program 2020 mentoring and grant recipients

The National Association of Realtors and the Good Neighbor Society honored the recipients of the 12th annual Volunteering Works grants and the mentoring program recently. The program matches Realtors who work on newer, small-scale charitable initiatives with mentors and provides funding support to individual volunteer efforts. The five Volunteering Works [...]

7 07, 2020

More retailers accepting cash payments for federal taxes

By |2020-07-05T10:27:59-08:00July 7th, 2020|Finance|Comments Off on More retailers accepting cash payments for federal taxes

Good News: the Internal Revenue Service recently announced additional retail partners who are accepting cash payments for federal taxes. This cash payment option is for individual and business taxpayers. The IRS' continuing partnership with ACI Worldwide's OfficialPayments.com and the PayNearMe Company lets taxpayers make a payment without a bank account or [...]

2 07, 2020

National groups launch COVID-19 peer review to help schools plan for re-opening

By |2020-07-01T19:31:35-08:00July 2nd, 2020|Student Loans|Comments Off on National groups launch COVID-19 peer review to help schools plan for re-opening

As schools begin preparing for reopening in the fall, the Collaborative for Student Success and the Center on Reinventing Public Education is involved in a joint effort to provide expert analysis of school reopening plans across the country. Together, CRPE's releasing a tool to highlight innovative practices in meeting the [...]

30 06, 2020

Rollover relief for RMD from retirement accounts waived under CARES Act

By |2020-06-27T13:35:50-08:00June 30th, 2020|Finance|Comments Off on Rollover relief for RMD from retirement accounts waived under CARES Act

The Internal Revenue Service reports anyone who already took a required minimum distribution (RMD) in 2020 from certain retirement accounts now has the opportunity to roll those funds back into a retirement account following the CARES Act RMD waiver for 2020. The 60-day rollover period for any RMDs already taken [...]

25 06, 2020

MGM Resorts International announces nationwide mask policy

By |2020-06-24T18:41:26-08:00June 25th, 2020|Lifestyle|Comments Off on MGM Resorts International announces nationwide mask policy

Headed to an MGM Resorts International venue? If so, wearing a mask is now required for all guests and visitors inside public spaces at every MGM Resorts property in the United States. The company previously required all employees to wear masks, while guest and visitor mask requirements were based on [...]

23 06, 2020

IRS: changes to health care spending available under CARES Act

By |2020-06-21T10:56:57-08:00June 23rd, 2020|Finance|Comments Off on IRS: changes to health care spending available under CARES Act

Taxes which are due on July 15  is just around the corner after being postponed from April 15.  To assist the Internal Revenue Service has advised that new rules under the CARES Act provide flexibility for health care spending that may be helpful in the current environment where more people [...]

18 06, 2020

NAR, U.S. Chamber of Commerce partner to advance economic inclusion

By |2020-06-17T14:54:11-08:00June 18th, 2020|Real Estate|Comments Off on NAR, U.S. Chamber of Commerce partner to advance economic inclusion

The National Association of Realtors has joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Equality of Opportunity initiative, as part of a broad national effort to examine economic inequality in America. The program has earned the support of more than 400 organizations from across the country, with business and policy leaders assembling [...]

16 06, 2020

July 15 tax deadline approaching: here are your options

By |2020-06-14T12:32:37-08:00June 16th, 2020|Finance|Comments Off on July 15 tax deadline approaching: here are your options

As the July 15 tax-filing deadline − postponed from April 15 − draws near, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding all taxpayers who have yet to file their 2019 federal tax return to file electronically now, choose direct deposit for their refund, or pay any tax owed electronically. Taxpayers who [...]

11 06, 2020

Survey: 76% of workers say racism is a problem at U.S. workplaces

By |2020-06-10T20:55:40-08:00June 11th, 2020|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Survey: 76% of workers say racism is a problem at U.S. workplaces

In the wake of protests and an ever-changing world, there is more talk about combating racism in the U.S. more than ever. A recent survey says three-fourths of American workers (76%) think racism and discrimination is an issue at U.S. workplaces, but fewer than half (44%) think it's an issue [...]

9 06, 2020

IRS Chief Counsel goes virtual with national Settlement Days

By |2020-06-06T17:45:25-08:00June 9th, 2020|Finance|Comments Off on IRS Chief Counsel goes virtual with national Settlement Days

The Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel is expanding its Virtual Settlement Days program after the tremendous success achieved by three offices that took Settlement Days events virtual in May 2020. Settlement Days events are coordinated efforts to resolve cases in the United States Tax Court (Tax Court) by [...]