WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Monday, the Internal Revenue Service unveiled IRS2Go, its first smartphone application that lets taxpayers check on their status of their tax refund and obtain helpful tax information.
Dear EarthTalk: A number of federal energy efficiency related tax incentives expired at the end of 2010. Will any such programs remain in force and if not, are there other ways to save money on green upgrades? — Jen Franklin, Chicago, IL
If you’ve tried to take out a loan or open a new credit account recently, you know that the days of easy credit are long gone. Lenders, insurers, landlords and even some employers are more diligently scrutinizing your credit history to see if you’re a worthwhile risk.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY — On Wednesday, Jan. 26, Middlesex County will conduct its Point-in-Time Count 2011 (PITC) survey throughout the county’s 25 municipalities. This annual survey assists in developing a “snapshot” of the number of homeless persons living unsheltered outside, in emergency shelters or transitional housing programs.
TRENTON – The Assembly State Government Committee will hear testimony today about the closing of the Motor Vehicle Commission facility in Elizabeth, the state’s fourth largest city.
HAMILTON –Traffic problems are once again rebounding along with the economy after two years of slight declines due to the economic downturn and high fuel prices, says a new report from the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University.
RAHWAY — The Rahway Public Library has launched an online Career Resource Center, which includes tools, services, and databases that will help you find work or further your career. This site includes a free resume builder, job search sites, links to government agencies, and much more.
TRENTON – By an 8-5 vote, the state Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee advanced a controversial bill that would give businesses tax credits for funding scholarships for low-income students to attend private schools.
Concert • Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. – The Choral Arts Society of NJ will perform Bach’s Christmas Oratorio at the Presbyterian Church in Westfield, Mountain Ave. & East Broad St. Tickets are $20 ($15 for seniors & students) Info: 1-908-654-5737.
MIDDLSEX COUNTY – Middlesex County Sheriff Mildred S. Scott is re-establishing the position of undersheriff as part of an effort to build stronger relationships between county and local law enforcement and to enhance operational efficiencies in the department.