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911, 2021

Special tax deduction helps most people give up to $600 to charity

By |November 9th, 2021|Finance|Comments Off on Special tax deduction helps most people give up to $600 to charity

The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that a special tax provision will allow more Americans to easily deduct up to $600 in donations to qualifying charities on their 2021 federal income tax return. Ordinarily, people who choose to take the standard deduction cannot claim a deduction for their charitable contributions. [...]

411, 2021

Hawaii aligns with federal international travel requirements

By |November 4th, 2021|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Hawaii aligns with federal international travel requirements

If Hawaii is where you want to vacation, you're in luck. The State of Hawaii will welcome international travelers under the new federal requirements starting next Monday, Nov. 8. Direct International Travel to Hawaii Starting Nov. 8 NON-U.S. citizens traveling directly to Hawaii from an international destination must present BOTH vaccination records AND a negative COVID-19 [...]

211, 2021

Additional tax relief for Hurricane Ida victims available

By |November 2nd, 2021|Finance|Comments Off on Additional tax relief for Hurricane Ida victims available

Victims of Hurricane Ida in parts of Mississippi now have additional time – until Jan. 3, 2022 – to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced. Following a recent disaster declaration by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the IRS is [...]

2810, 2021

Encouraging safe behaviors to avoid an emergency during Halloween

By |October 28th, 2021|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Encouraging safe behaviors to avoid an emergency during Halloween

Halloween can be a lot of fun, but it is also a busy night for many emergency physicians. The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) offers suggestions to help make sure that Halloween scares don't include a trip to the emergency department this year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) [...]

2610, 2021

Rehiring retirees or retaining employees after retirement age

By |October 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 [...]

2110, 2021

With a pumpkin shortage looming, carve a Halloween pineapple instead

By |October 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 [...]

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