Information Session For Businesses & Entrepreneurs

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.

Big Tax Refunds Can Be Costly

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.

NJ Unemployment Rate Remains Above National Average; Jobs Decline By 3,100 In March

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.

Saving Green by Going Green

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?

Can’t Make the April 15 Federal Income Tax Filing Deadline? Get an Extension with Free File

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.

Local Bank Introduces Money Transfer To India Service

ISELIN – Indus American Bank (IAB), the leading bank for the South Asian-American community, has joined hands with Moneydart Global Services, the leading money transfer brand, to provide IAB customers with cost-efficient, quick and simple money transfer service to India, one of the largest destinations for foreign remittances.

Merrill Lynch to Pay N.J. $4.87 Million to Settle Auction Rate Securities Investigation

NEWARK – Merill Lynch will pay the state $4.87 million to settle an investigation into how the financial firm marketed risky investments, New Jersey officials announced today. The company also agreed to repurchase auction-rate securities (ARS) from private investors.