For many people, 2009 was a bumpy ride. Although the economy is slowly rebounding, times are still tough for those dealing with significant financial issues such as unemployment, lack of health insurance or foreclosure.
“Going green” is a hot topic these days. More and more people are trying to make changes that reduce energy usage, minimize landfill waste and support environmental sustainability. In fact, 90 percent of Americans say they buy green products at least sometimes, according to market researcher Mintel.
ROSELLE – On Friday, April 30, at 9:30 a.m., Morning Star Community Development Corporation’s Center for Employment, Education & Training (CEET), in partnership with the NJ Department of Labor, will host an information session for businesses and entrepreneurs at the Amalfe Community Center located at 1268 Shaffer Avenue, Roselle.
STATE – New Jersey saw initial unemployment claims increase by 3,582 for the week ending April 3, according to data released today by the federal Department of Labor.
This is the season for income taxes – and income tax refunds. According to the IRS, nearly 78 million people received federal tax refunds in 2009 averaging $2,705. If you’re one of those folks, it may be tempting to think of your refund as a gift; but in fact, you’ve essentially been giving the government an interest-free loan for the past year.
NEWARK— The NJ Transit Board of Directors today approved a plan to raise fares by up to 25 percent to help close the agency’s looming $300 million budget gap.
TRENTON – New Jersey’s employment fell in March, with the largest losses occurring in the public sector. The state’s March unemployment rate fell by 0.1 percentage point to 9.8 percent and remained above the national rate of 9.7 percent.
The last decade has seen a growing interest in “going green,” or taking steps to preserve natural resources and protect the environment. But did you know that there can be tax benefits when you take environmentally friendly steps, such as minimizing energy usage?
MOUNTAINSIDE – More than 36,000 New Jersey homebuyers already have collected nearly $249.1 million in First-Time Homebuyer Credits.
MOUNTAINSIDE— Taxpayers who need extra time to file their federal returns this year can file the Form 4868 request for an automatic extension through IRS Free File. The extension gives you an additional six months, until Oct. 15, to file the tax return.