WASHINGTON, D.C. – The nation’s economy added 200,000 jobs in December, and the unemployment rate, at 8.5 percent, continued to trend down, according to data reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics today. Job gains occurred in transportation and warehousing, retail trade, manufacturing, health care, and mining.
TRENTON — The expanded website services of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development is offering easier and faster service for people who use the Internet, rather than a telephone, to file and certify for Unemployment Insurance benefits.
For General Electric Co., hawking subprime mortgages was a long way from making light bulbs and jet engines.
The Internal Revenue Service has free tax forms and publications on a wide variety of topics. Because of continued growth in electronic filing, the availability of free options to taxpayers and to reduce costs, the IRS discontinued the automatic mailing of paper tax packages last tax season.
NEW BRUNSWICK – The State Bar Foundation will offer a free public seminar on wills and estate planning on Wednesday, Jan. 11, from 1-3 p.m. a the New Jersey Law Center, One Constitution Square, off Ryders Lane in New Brunswick.
If you’re among the taxpayers who still file a paper return, the IRS reminds you that it no longer mails paper tax packages, a step the agency took after continued growth in electronic filing, the availability of free options and as a way to reduce costs.
You are required to file a federal income tax return if your income is above a certain level, which varies depending on your filing status, age and the type of income you receive. However, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that some people should file even if they aren’t required to because they may get a refund if they had taxes withheld or they may qualify for refundable credits.
A nonpartisan Congressional Research Service (CRS) study on income inequality reaffirmed the growing sense that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.
UNION — Career counselor Christopher Cofone will present a workshop at the Union Public Library on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 11 a.m.
UNION — SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) will present a series of three seminars to provide free business counseling to small businesses and people who want to start their own business.