How Much Tax to Withhold?
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How Much Tax to Withhold?

Source: USA Today Online AP Personal Finance Writer Sarah Skidmore Sell contributed to this report. WASHINGTON — Millions of Americans are now getting bigger paychecks as a result of the new tax law. So the government is issuing an online calculator for figuring whether enough money is being set aside. The calculator unveiled Wednesday by the Treasury...

Mortgage rates climb to their highest levels in nearly four years
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Mortgage rates climb to their highest levels in nearly four years

Written by:  Kathy Orton/Washington Post Mortgage rates haven’t been this high in nearly four years, just as the spring home-buying season is heating up. According to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate average shot up to 4.38 percent with an average 0.6 point. (Points are fees paid to a lender...

The “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017”:  What You Need To Know
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The “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017”: What You Need To Know

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, signed into law on December 22, 2017, represents the most significant changes in tax law in more than 30 years. Whether or not you’re a fan of the new legislation, it’s important to understand how it affects you and what you can do to minimize your taxes...

IRS Reminds Educators of Tax Benefits
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IRS Reminds Educators of Tax Benefits

IR-2017-166, Sept. 28, 2017 WASHINGTON — As teachers, administrators and aides have launched into their fall semester, taxes may not be on the top of their list. However, knowing what to keep track of now can help reduce the burden at tax time. The Internal Revenue Service reminds educators that there are three key work-related...

The Harvest Moon
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The Harvest Moon

Written by Victoria Jaggard Published by National Geographic, October 5, 2017 For sky-watchers in the Northern Hemisphere, the October full moon is pulling off a celestial trick that will be a real treat. On Thursday night, the sky will be aglow with this year’s harvest moon—the first time a full moon bearing this moniker has fallen...

The Equifax Data Breach
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The Equifax Data Breach

Source:  United Capital of Las Vegas Newsletter On September 7, 2017, Equifax announced a massive data breach that exposed vital personal identification data on as many as 143 million consumers, roughly 55% of Americans age 18 and older. The Equifax Data Breach On September 7, 2017, Equifax, one of the three main credit reporting agencies,...

Disaster Survival Skills For Every Situation
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Disaster Survival Skills For Every Situation

With Mother Nature constantly throwing a tantrum, it’s high time we learn disaster survival skills. Most especially for people living in disaster-prone areas. Source:  survivallife.com/disaster-survival/ Disaster Survival Skills That Could Save YOU and Your Neighbors Life It takes more than just preparing for the basic survival food kit, water, and shelter. Having an advanced knowledge to sustain life...

Hiding Assets To Thwart IRS Tax Collection Can Be Criminal
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Hiding Assets To Thwart IRS Tax Collection Can Be Criminal

Written by:  Robert W. Wood , Forbes.com Criminal tax charges are not common, and not every charge ends in a conviction. Still, any tax charge is serious, and charges for obstructing the IRS certainly are. For example, a federal grand jury in the District of Hawaii has indicted a businessman and his accountant with tax crimes, including...

Americans’ financial well-being reaches its highest level in 10 years
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Americans’ financial well-being reaches its highest level in 10 years

Source AICPA.com Written by Samiha Khanna Americans enjoyed a 10-year high in their personal financial standing during the second quarter of 2017, according to the AICPA’s Personal Financial Satisfaction Index (PFSi). The index weighs positive and negative economic factors that contribute to the personal financial well-being of the average American. A positive rating means that financial...

IRS Warns of New Phone Scam
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IRS Warns of New Phone Scam

IRS Warns of New Phone Scam Involving Bogus Certified Letters; Reminds People to Remain Vigilant Against Scams, Schemes this Summer IR-2017-107, June 15, 2017 WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today warned people to beware of a new scam linked to the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS), where fraudsters call to demand an immediate...