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Millions Prepare for Tax Deadline; Use Free File or Direct Pay to Get a 6-Month Tax-Filing Extension; Choose Direct Deposit for Refunds

IR-2016-63, April 14, 2016 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today offered last-minute advice today as more than 10 million taxpayers prepare to file tax returns in the next few days and millions more seek six-month extensions. Millions of tax returns are expected to be filed each day as the tax deadline approaches, with more […]

Report Shows Medicaid Expansion States Beat Non-Expansion States by Nearly 2 to 1 in Reducing their Rate of Working Uninsured

Medicaid Expansion States Saw Average 25 Percent Decrease in Uninsured Workers, versus 13 Percent for Non-Expansion States Washington, D.C. – States that expanded Medicaid on average had a 25 percent reduction in the rate of uninsured workers, versus an average 13 percent drop in non-expansion states, according to a report released today by Families USA. […]

Voluntary Recall Notice for Zatarain’s Red Beans and Rice Original due to Possible Health Risk from Undeclared Ingredients

For Immediate Release: December 17, 2015 Contact Zatarain’s Consumer Affairs team 1-877-837-3796 Laurie Harrsen laurie_harrsen@mccormick.com (410) 527-8753 Firm Press Release View Product Photos GRETNA, La. – Zatarain’s is initiating a voluntary recall of 8 oz boxes of Red Beans and Rice Original with a “BEST BY” date of JUL 31 16Z distributed in the Midwest […]

Girl Scouts – The Neon Vibe!

  We are VERY EXCITED to share that Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore was chosen as the ONLY charity partner for the 2015 Neon Vibe 5k run being held in Grand Rapids on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Fifth Third Ballpark.   The Neon Vibe 5k is the original, after-dark, fluorescent black light, […]

The Great Lakes Mercury Collection Program Gets support from some Girl Scouts

State of Michigan, May, 2015.    US Ecology, Inc. has partnered with the State of Michigan for the third year to facilitate the collection of mercury through The Great Lakes Mercury Collection Program. Daisy Troop 40062, Saline, MI (Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan) became involved in the collection after working toward their Global Action Awareness badges […]

Bounce Back Faster from Disaster- Build to Code

CHICAGO – May is Building Safety Month, a public awareness campaign to help individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures by increasing awareness about how building codes and code officials improve and protect the places where we live, learn, work, worship and play. “We’re all at some level […]

Long-Term Depression May Double Stroke Risk Despite Treatment

DALLAS, May, 2015 — Persistent depression may double the risk of stroke in adults over 50 — and stroke risk remains higher even after symptoms of depression go away, according to research in the Journal of the American Heart Association. “Our findings suggest that depression may increase stroke risk over the long term,” said Paola […]

IRS: Payments & Extensions

There are several payment options if you owe federal tax. Never send cash. Electronic payment options are the quickest and easiest way to pay your tax. Check out IRS Direct Pay to pay directly from your bank account. Access Direct Pay on IRS.gov. It’s secure and free. You will get instant confirmation that you have […]

Last Minute Filing Tips

First and foremost, the IRS encouraged taxpayers to file electronically. Doing so, whether through e-file or IRS Free File, vastly reduces tax return errors, as the tax software does the calculations, flags common errors and prompts taxpayers for missing information. And best of all, there is a free option for everyone. Whether filing electronically or […]

How to Determine if the Net Investment Income Tax Applies to You

If you have income from investments, you may be subject to the Net Investment Income Tax. You may owe this tax if you receive investment income and your income for the year is more than certain limits.   Net Investment Income Tax.  The law requires a tax of 3.8 percent on the lesser of either […]

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