NEWARK – A task force led by the Office of the Attorney General and State Division of Consumer Affairs, along with the Bergen, Camden, Gloucester, Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean and Somerset county offices of consumer affairs, last week inspected 574 tax preparation offices statewide in search of false and misleading advertising of so-called “instant,” “same day” and “24 hour” tax refunds.
STATE – New Jersey’s state government will face a shortfall of up to $10.6 billion by 2016, according to a report by the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. unemployment rate fell by 0.4 percentage point to 9.0 percent in January, according to data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics this morning.
STATE – The AMT. Form 1040EZ. W-2s and 1099s. What does it all mean? More importantly, how do you make sense of the forms and tax jargon to calculate your refund or – gulp – what you owe Uncle Sam.
MOUNTAINSIDE – Several Internal Revenue Service Taxpayer Assistance Centers in New Jersey will be open this Saturday, Feb. 5, for taxpayers eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
MOUNTAINSIDE — The Internal Revenue Service and partners nationwide mark the 5th Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day on Friday, Jan. 28. This initiative highlights the availability of one of the federal government’s largest benefit programs for working families and individuals.
STATE – Two-thirds of New Jersey residents are not confident that life for their children’s generation will be better than it has been for them, according to the results of a new poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Internal Revenue Service plans a Feb. 14 start date for processing tax returns delayed by last month’s tax law changes. The IRS reminded taxpayers affected by the delay they can begin preparing their tax returns immediately because many software providers are ready now to accept these returns.