26 10, 2021

Rehiring retirees or retaining employees after retirement age

By |2021-10-23T14:59:02-08:00October 26th, 2021|Finance|Comments Off on Rehiring retirees or retaining employees after retirement age

To help address COVID-related labor shortages, the Internal Revenue Service recently reminded employers that they generally will not jeopardize the tax status of their pension plans if they rehire retirees or permit distributions of retirement benefits to current employees who have reached age 59 ½ or the plan's normal retirement [...]

21 10, 2021

With a pumpkin shortage looming, carve a Halloween pineapple instead

By |2021-10-20T11:20:30-08:00October 21st, 2021|Lifestyle|Comments Off on With a pumpkin shortage looming, carve a Halloween pineapple instead

From toiletries to toys and even pumpkins the U.S. supply chain backlog continues to be a problem for shoppers. There is no doubt the holidays will be affected including Halloween and in the face of a possible pumpkin shortage and soaring pumpkin prices, Dole Food Co. Inc. is encouraging Halloween [...]

19 10, 2021

Families now receiving October Child Tax Credit payments

By |2021-10-16T10:20:06-08:00October 19th, 2021|Finance|Comments Off on Families now receiving October Child Tax Credit payments

The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department announced that millions of American families are now receiving their advance Child Tax Credit (CTC) payment for October. This fourth batch of advance monthly payments, totaling about $15 billion, is reaching about 36 million families today across the country. The majority of payments [...]

14 10, 2021

Coastal Mississippi ushers in unexpected fall experiences

By |2021-10-13T11:25:26-08:00October 14th, 2021|Academics|Comments Off on Coastal Mississippi ushers in unexpected fall experiences

Ready for gumbo, gators and more? Coastal Mississippi: The Secret Coast is inviting travelers to expect the unexpected with experiences that you wouldn't normally think of along the Mississippi Gulf Coast's 62 miles of shoreline. In addition to an abundance of Gulf-fresh seafood and Southern hospitality, here's a sampling of the latest [...]

12 10, 2021

IRS ‘Free File’ program available through Oct. 15, 2021

By |2021-10-09T13:42:51-08:00October 12th, 2021|Finance|Comments Off on IRS ‘Free File’ program available through Oct. 15, 2021

The Internal Revenue Service says that Free File remains available through Oct. 15 for those taxpayers who still need to file their 2020 tax returns. Free File is the IRS' public-private partnership with tax preparation software industry leaders to provide their brand-name products for free, according to a news release. [...]

7 10, 2021

Unemployment claims in California are 69.84% lower than last year

By |2021-10-07T09:48:46-08:00October 7th, 2021|Finance|Comments Off on Unemployment claims in California are 69.84% lower than last year

Many states are struggling to recover from new unemployment claims, but California more than others. With early October's claims higher than at the start of 2020, according to WalletHub’s recent state rankings have changed for the States Whose Unemployment Claims Are Recovering the Quickest Here are some of the key [...]

5 10, 2021

Drought-stricken farmers, ranchers have time to replace livestock

By |2021-10-02T13:55:14-08:00October 5th, 2021|Finance|Comments Off on Drought-stricken farmers, ranchers have time to replace livestock

Farmers and ranchers who were forced to sell livestock due to drought may have an additional year to replace the livestock and defer tax on any gains from the forced sales, according to the Internal Revenue Service. To qualify for relief, farmers or ranchers must have sold livestock on account [...]

30 09, 2021

Cities where unemployment rates are having the best recovery

By |2021-09-29T10:28:50-08:00September 30th, 2021|Finance|Comments Off on Cities where unemployment rates are having the best recovery

The economy gained 235,000 jobs in August, and the national unemployment rate is now 5.2%, which is 65% below the peak of 14.8% during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. To provide more context at the city level, a recently released report on the Cities Whose Unemployment Rates Are Bouncing [...]

28 09, 2021

New contracts given to collection agencies; taxpayers may be contacted

By |2021-09-25T10:33:14-08:00September 28th, 2021|Finance|Comments Off on New contracts given to collection agencies; taxpayers may be contacted

The Internal Revenue Service has awarded new contracts to three private-sector collection agencies for the collection of overdue tax debts. Beginning Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, taxpayers with unpaid tax bills may be contacted by one of the following three agencies: CBE Group, Inc. PO Box 2217 Waterloo, IA 50704 800-910-5837 [...]

23 09, 2021

US travel reaches all-time high amid rise in COVID variants

By |2021-09-22T17:15:19-08:00September 23rd, 2021|Lifestyle|Comments Off on US travel reaches all-time high amid rise in COVID variants

A spike in US travel has coincided with rapidly spreading coronavirus variants. Pent-up demand for travel - combined with rescheduled trips and historically busy summer months - led to the highest number of American travelers in recent history. Travel insurance comparison site, squaremouth.com, reported record sales in August, with an [...]

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