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 IRS Announces 2011 Standard Mileage Rates The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2011 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on Jan. 1, 2011, the standard mileage rat...
12/04/2010
 Tax Credit for Employee Health Insurance Expenses of Small Employers http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/n-10-82.pdf   It looks like there is a tax credit for employers who offer insurance to employees. Employers eligible for this tax credit must have under 25 full time employees and make less than ...
12/02/2010
 Hot off the press...Fed Beige Book release http://www.federalreserve.gov/fomc/beigebook/2010/20101201/default.htm Looks like there's indication of continuing improvement in many states. Of course, the housing market stays somewhat depressed. Retail spending showed improvement with some mixed res...
12/01/2010
Two weeks ago we received a couple envelopes addressed to me and my husband separately. I kind of set it aside getting ready for the Thanksgiving holidays. In the meantime, I remembered a blog about the IRS maybe owing you money. Well, last week we received two more envelopes from the IRS and I t...
12/01/2010
Which Insurance Do You Need? Home buyers are sometimes surprised to find out there's more than one type of home-related insurance. Here are the more common types of insurance products a new home buyer is likely to encounter (but not necessarily purchase): Homeowners Insurance: Also called "hazard...
12/01/2010
How To Save Big In 2011 If your budget is feeling tight around the edges, you might be looking for ways to save some money. Here are some great tips to help you save some energy -- and in the process a few dollars too!Lower your thermostat. For each degree you lower your thermostat in the winter,...
12/01/2010
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to move forward with transactions involving foreclosed properties Both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have instructed their selling agents to move forward with transactions involving foreclosed properties in cases where sales were suspended due to potential problems with th...
11/30/2010
Cut-off of jobless aid would lower economic growth http://www.comcast.net/articles/finance/20101130/US.Jobless.Benefits.Economic.Impact/   We all have our opinions about the economy and the big government spending. I really believe that people need help with unemployment in order to survive. Many...
11/30/2010
Wells Fargo Clarifies Short Sale Criteria for Foreclosure Postponement The National Association of Realtors (NAR) issued a notice this week explaining Wells Fargo's new rules surrounding short sale transactions when a foreclosure is pending. Earlier this month, Wells Fargo advised NAR that it has...
11/25/2010
 Business Filers Forms 1065/1065-B MeF ...a problem with the forms... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Just received this email and thought I'd share ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Attention: Software Developers, Return Transmitters, and Authorized IRS e-file Providers/Electronic Return Originators (ERO's)   We ha...
11/23/2010
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