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Utility Advises Customers About Assistance Programs For Low-Income Households

NEWARK – PSE&G is reminding customers still struggling to pay winter heating bills that they have only until May 2 to apply for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Those who have already received LIHEAP this winter season may also be eligible for additional LIHEAP emergency assistance.

Costs To Own & Operate A Car Going Up, AAA Reports

FLORHAM PARK — AAA released the results of its annual Your Driving Costs study on Wednesday, revealing a 3.4 percent rise in the yearly average costs to own and operate a sedan in the United States. The average costs rose 1.9 cents per mile to 58.5 center per mile ($8,776 per year), based on 15,000 miles of annual driving.

Smart Uses For Your Tax Refund

Each spring, millions of Americans look forward to receiving a hefty income tax refund. And it truly is “hefty” with the average federal refund in 2010 hovering around $3,000. That’s a lot of money to be giving the government through what is essentially a year-long, interest-free loan.

IRS Offers Tips as April 18 Filing Deadline Approaches

MOUNTAINSIDE – The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that the filing deadline for 2010 tax returns is April 18 this year, not April 15. Emancipation Day is observed April 15 in Washington, D.C. By law, the tax-filing deadline for the nation is moved to the next business day, Monday, April 18.