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.
When it comes to inflation, 2009 was a good news/bad news kind of year – with a few mixed messages thrown in for good measure.
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.
LINDEN—The Linden Department of Public Property and Community Services will again offer free income tax preparation assistance for city residents earning less than $50,000. Appointments will be available between Feb. 5 and April 15.
Many people make a list of resolutions at the beginning of each new year, such as losing weight or learning a new skill. As you make your list, consider including wise financial goals for 2010 and beyond.
TRENTON – The state Senate voted 36-0 yesterday to approve a bill that would require the Governor to include in his annual budget message a report on state tax expenditures.
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:
NEWARK– Temperatures have dropped and heating systems are working hard. PSE&G say that you shouldn’t let the warm air escape from your home. Stay comfortable and safe, while keeping your energy costs as low as possible.
Have you ever received a hefty charge for accidentally withdrawing more money than is in your checking account? These fees can be quite high, so the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA) advises that you understand how they work and how to avoid them:
HOLMDEL – The Third Annual New Jersey Economic Policy Forum in December drew 150 business and academic leaders committed to the advocacy of a business-friendly state. The event focused on the findings of the initiative’s latest C-Suite Survey of top-level executives in the state.