Each year, millions of taxpayers choose whether to take the standard deduction or to itemize their deductions. The following seven facts from the IRS can help you choose the method that gives you the lowest tax.
Dear EarthTalk: I heard the term “underwater wilderness” recently. What does it refer to?
— Melissa Cook, via e-mail
PERTH AMBOY — The Proprietary House Museum, located at 149 Kearny Avenue, Perth Amboy, will have a Ghost Tour on-site with renowned psychic Jane Doherty. The Proprietary House is the only official Royal Governor’s residence still standing from the 13 colonies.
Dear EarthTalk: I’m in the market for a new pair of skis. Are there skis being made today that are made with materials and processes that are kinder to the environment? — Scott Paxton, Rutland, VT
STATE — The number of children living in areas of concentrated poverty has increased by 25 percent nationwide since 2000, according to data from the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Kids Count project.
NEWARK – Federal agencies coordinating parallel international investigations have disrupted massive conspiracies to import hundreds of millions of dollars in counterfeit goods from China and illegal drugs from Taiwan to the United States, authorities announced today.
ELIZABETH–Trinitas Regional Medical Center welcomed five Leap Year babies on the day that occurs only once every four years.
TRENTON – Yesterday, Gov. Chris Christie called for expanding New Jersey’s highly successful Drug Court program with mandatory treatment for non-violent, drug-addicted offenders throughout all 21 New Jersey counties.
Back in 1984, Wendy’s made a commercial depicting how a competitor’s hamburger buns were getting bigger while the actual hamburger inside was shrinking. A feisty old lady looked straight into the camera and with a confrontational tone, bellowed, “Where’s the beef?”
If you paid expenses to adopt an eligible child in 2011, you may be able to claim a tax credit of up to $13,360.