17 06, 2021

If you’re daydreaming: here’s 2021’s ‘Best Beach Towns’ to live in

By |2021-06-16T10:00:43-08:00June 17th, 2021|Lifestyle|Comments Off on If you’re daydreaming: here’s 2021’s ‘Best Beach Towns’ to live in

Are you dreaming of living in a beach town? Well, with coastal states like Florida, North Carolina, and Maine among the most popular places people relocated to last year, a new report on 2021's Best Beach Towns to Live in, can help you decide the most livable beachside communities. WalletHub [...]

15 06, 2021

More than 2.3M additional ‘Economic Impact Payments’ disbursed

By |2021-06-12T10:14:28-08:00June 15th, 2021|Finance|Comments Off on More than 2.3M additional ‘Economic Impact Payments’ disbursed

The Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the Bureau of the Fiscal Service report they have disbursed more than 2.3 million additional Economic Impact Payments under the American Rescue Plan. The recent announcement covers the most recent two weeks of the effort brings the total disbursed [...]

10 06, 2021

States that are recovering the quickest from COVID-19

By |2021-06-09T10:06:42-08:00June 10th, 2021|Lifestyle|Comments Off on States that are recovering the quickest from COVID-19

With the unemployment rate at 5.8% and around 42% of the population fully vaccinated, the personal-finance website WalletHub released updated rankings for the States That Are Recovering the Quickest From COVID-19. To identify the states that are having the most successful recoveries, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District [...]

8 06, 2021

IRS reminds taxpayers living and working abroad of June 15 deadline

By |2021-06-05T10:18:15-08:00June 8th, 2021|Finance|Comments Off on IRS reminds taxpayers living and working abroad of June 15 deadline

The Internal Revenue Service reminded taxpayers living and working outside of the United States that they must file their 2020 federal income tax return by Tuesday, June 15. This deadline applies to both U.S. citizens and resident aliens abroad, including those with dual citizenship. Just as most taxpayers in the [...]

3 06, 2021

Some California students caught in the homework gap

By |2021-06-02T13:33:55-08:00June 3rd, 2021|Academics|Comments Off on Some California students caught in the homework gap

It may not be that surprising but Black, Latino and American Indian/Alaska Native students living in rural communities in California are far more likely than their peers of color in cities to fall into the homework gap with no access to high-speed home internet or digital devices, a new analysis from [...]

1 06, 2021

2021 IRS Virtual Nationwide Tax Forum begins in July

By |2021-05-29T14:32:48-08:00June 1st, 2021|Finance|Comments Off on 2021 IRS Virtual Nationwide Tax Forum begins in July

The Internal Revenue Service announced that its 2021 Virtual IRS Nationwide Tax Forum will be held over five weeks starting July 20, with a series of live-streamed webinars every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Held each summer for 30 years, the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums are the IRS's marquee outreach event [...]

27 05, 2021

How-to guide for testing programs to reopen schools safely

By |2021-05-26T11:39:00-08:00May 27th, 2021|Academics|Comments Off on How-to guide for testing programs to reopen schools safely

As school systems across the country are grappling with complex questions on how to reopen safely, Testing for America, with support from The Rockefeller Foundation and the Skoll Foundation, released a new how-to guide to reopen – and keep open – the more than 130,000 K-12 schools in the United States fulltime. Published [...]

25 05, 2021

Tax breaks under the American Rescue Plan, and Child Tax Credit

By |2021-05-22T15:21:02-08:00May 25th, 2021|Finance|Comments Off on Tax breaks under the American Rescue Plan, and Child Tax Credit

The Internal Revenue Service provided guidance on tax breaks under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 for continuation health coverage under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA). Notice 2021-31 PDF provides guidance for employers, plan administrators, and health insurers regarding the new credit available to them for providing [...]

20 05, 2021

Three epic road trips through Monterey County, California

By |2021-05-19T15:46:24-08:00May 20th, 2021|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Three epic road trips through Monterey County, California

With California set to fully reopen by mid-June and the majority of Americans ready to hit the road and explore, Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau has compiled a list of must-discover routes and corresponding not-to-miss local dishes and signature beverages throughout the breathtaking California central coast destination. After a long year [...]

18 05, 2021

Deadline to apply for 2022-2024 volunteer Taxpayer Advocacy Panel extended

By |2021-05-15T16:39:33-08:00May 18th, 2021|Finance|Comments Off on Deadline to apply for 2022-2024 volunteer Taxpayer Advocacy Panel extended

The Internal Revenue Service has extended the deadline for civic-minded volunteers to apply for membership on the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP) for 2022. Taxpayers may submit a TAP application online at www.improveirs.org through June 1, 2021. The TAP is a federal advisory committee that listens to taxpayers, identifies major taxpayer concerns, and [...]

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