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605, 2021

States that are recovering the fastest from COVID-19

By |May 6th, 2021|Finance|Comments Off on States that are recovering the fastest from COVID-19

Things seem to be looking up a bit. With the unemployment rate at 6% and around 32% of the population fully vaccinated, a new report offers insight as to the states that are recovering the fastest from COVID-19. To identify the states that are having the most successful recoveries, WalletHub [...]

405, 2021

Some people get more time to file taxes without asking

By |May 4th, 2021|Finance|Comments Off on Some people get more time to file taxes without asking

Anyone can request an automatic tax-filing extension, but some people get extra time without asking, according to the Internal Revenue Service. Due to the ongoing pandemic, this year the IRS postponed the usual April 15 deadline for filing individual income tax returns until May 17, 2021. Even so, as is the [...]

2904, 2021

Cities whose unemployment rates are bouncing back most

By |April 29th, 2021|Finance|Comments Off on Cities whose unemployment rates are bouncing back most

Good news: the economy gained 916,000 jobs in March, and the national unemployment rate is now 6%, which is 59% below the peak of 14.7% during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. To provide more context at the city level, WalletHub released its report on the Cities Whose Unemployment Rates [...]

2704, 2021

Steer clear of typical tax return errors; May 17 deadline nears

By |April 27th, 2021|Finance|Comments Off on Steer clear of typical tax return errors; May 17 deadline nears

The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers to check their tax returns for common errors that could delay refunds or otherwise affect normal processing. Here are some ways to avoid tax return slipups as the May 17 due date gets closer. Use electronic filing. Filing electronically, whether through IRS Free File or other e-file service [...]

2204, 2021

Bahamas launches virtual people-to-people experiences

By |April 22nd, 2021|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Bahamas launches virtual people-to-people experiences

Hip, Hip, Hooray! The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation is bringing the beloved People-to-People Program to the virtual stage for travelers to experience the warm hospitality and rich culture of the Bahamian people. For more than 45 years, the People-to-People Program has been connecting visitors with locals through customized experiences [...]

2004, 2021

Claiming employee retention credit in first, second calendar 2021 quarters

By |April 20th, 2021|Finance|Comments Off on Claiming employee retention credit in first, second calendar 2021 quarters

IRS issued guidance for employers claiming the employee retention credit under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act modified by the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020. Notice 2021-23 PDF explains the changes for the first and second calendar quarters of 2021, including: the increase in the maximum [...]

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