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  • NY Senate race down to wire.
    Senate race features State's only farmer/business owner
    Meeting State Senator Cecilia F. Tkaczyk (D-Duanesburg) at a small business show in the Capital Region recently, this small business owner was impressed by her calm and poise. These qualities must have served her well in her nail-biter election in...
  • Government Health Program
    Government Healthcare Updates
    Premium credit is available for health insurance purchased on Federal ExchangeA government payment/premium credit is available for qualifying individuals who purchase health insurance on an exchange. The credit is payable in advance if the...
  • LP in 2014 Elections
    Libertarians marching toward 2014 election showdown
    The Libertarian Party of Texas has 135 candidates on ballots across Texas for the 2014 elections, far more than any other state. These two North Texas candidates and one activist are just a small part of the campaigners and the seldom seen people...
  • Bruce Rauner
    Bruce Rauner's tax returns reveal his extreme success and wealth
    Illinois Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner’s tax returns from last year have been made public by his campaign persons, according to the Chicago Tribune on Friday. The results of the disclosure reveal no surprises on top of what has...
  • Concerned with employee productivity?
    New book promotes productivity in the workplace with brain health
    David Mahoney was a smart businessman interested in the bottom line of his companies, which included Avis-Rent-A-Car, Hunt Wesson Foods, Good Humor, and many others. Capital Region businessmen would want his savvy and curiosity: What causes...
  • Are sites like Fiverr and Airbnb at risk of government regulation?
    Are sites like Fiverr and Airbnb at risk of government regulation?
    The notion that any sales transaction conducted online should automatically include a type of “sales tax” is once again becoming a secret topic of conversation among US government officials and lawmakers. A recent news story posted on...
  • Lotto's losing streak
    Confessions of a financial rep: Sorry, lotto's a loser
    There's nothing more discouraging than walking into a convenience store and standing behind a line of people "putting in their numbers," as if it is a religious obligation. Check any Stewarts or Cumberland Farms in the Capital Region...
  • Sex toy auction
    Kansas forces auction of sex toys to pay off debt
    United Outlets LLC, also known as Bang, will have to auction off their inventory of sex items in order to pay off over $160,000 in back taxes, according to reports today. It seems that no matter how good you are at aiding people in that department...
  • Tax Forms for the Affordable Care Act
    The Affordable Care Act tax forms and premium tax credit in 2015
    Every year tax forms come to your mailbox, such as W2s and 1099s. However, now you can add some new forms to your list. In 2015, there are tax forms that are going to have to be used to enable you to verify that you have health coverage in...
  • Streamlined Foreign Offshore Procedures
    A Complete Guide to the New IRS Streamlined Foreign Offshore Procedures
    To make things easier for taxpayers, the IRS announced new Streamlined Foreign Offshore Procedures on June 18, 2014. This 2014 program offers many benefits including reduced offshore penalties (even 0% in some cases). This article will help you to...
  • Phone Scam
    A Warning of Telephone Scams to Get Taxpayer Information
    Taxpayers should be aware of highly developed and insistent phone scams targeting people with false phone calls about overdue tax bills. These scams probably will not end soon; everyone should remain on guard to these kind of phone calls.The IRS...
  • EIC Limit
    Introducing the earned income credit limits for 2014, 2015
    Each tax season is different. Every taxpayer knows the pressure is on, but the IRS changes the rules every year. You never know how much money to pay or if you’ll get a refund.The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) was introduced to get more...
  • Richard A. Smith Connecticut Budget Forum
    How to fix Connecticut’s economy: An interview with State Rep. Richard A. Smith
    (Part 2 of 2) In the first exclusive interview with State Representative Richard A. Smith, he states that Connecticut’s true unemployment rate is more like 8.97 percent. The economy is failing terribly, and Connecticut-based companies and...
  • Tax Refund Calculator for 2015
    Announcing the 2015 tax refund calculator – See your refund in minutes!
    Tax season can be a painful time for taxpayers. This is because they never know if they are going to have to pay the IRS money or get a much needed refund. If you have a job in the U.S. you are going to have to pay taxes. However, if you overpay,...
  • IRS commissioner
    Tax games people play
    There are many reasons to support a simplified tax code and in an upcoming Examiner.com article, we'll lay out some specifiics. In the meantime, it’s important to illustrate how our legislators have set up a system which makes it easy...