Money

First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit Expanded

A key feature in last year’s economic stimulus bill was the federal income tax credit designed to help first-time homebuyers. Now, as part of legislation signed by President Obama in November 2009, that tax credit has been extended – as well as expanded to include a credit for current homebuyers looking to buy a new primary residence.

Tax Time Tips

CRANFORD—A representative of SCORE will provide a free seminar, “Prepare for Tax Time,” at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue, on Thursday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m.

Banking Online Safely

Many people enjoy the convenience of doing all of their banking over the Internet, but some consumers worry about the safety of their online transactions. The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA) recommends that you ask these questions to ensure that your online bank dealings are secure: