seksan Mongkhonkhamsao Americans should be wary of fraud as Washington lawmakers debate the contours of another round of potential financial relief, according to an alert issued Tuesday by the Federal Trade Commission. Consumers should be cautious of solicitations asking them to pay for access to certain financial assistance, like stimulus checks and job opportunities, according
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Key Findings The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) offers developers nonrefundable and transferable tax credits to subsidize the construction and rehabilitation of housing developments that have strict income limits for eligible tenants and their cost of housing. The LIHTC has subsidized over 3 million housing units since it was established in 1986, the largest source
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A man from St. Simons Island, Georgia has been indicted for threatening to use a pipe bomb on an Internal Revenue Service building in New York. Benjamin Stasko, 32, was charged Friday by federal prosecutors with willful threat to kill using firearms or explosives, and interstate transmission of a threat to injure. The online threat
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A stack of Starlink internet satellites just before a launch. SpaceX SpaceX is manufacturing its Starlink satellites at an unprecedented rate for the space industry, analysts say, as the company dives headlong into building a space-based global internet service. Elon Musk’s company told the Federal Communications Commission in a presentation last month that its  Starlink unit
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President Donald Trump announced four executive actions on Saturday, including a temporary payroll tax deferral for some workers and continued expanded unemployment benefits, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to hobble the U.S. economy. The moves were criticized by Democrats and some Republicans as, variously, providing little real help, an unconstitutional power grab from Congress, and
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Mohamed El-Erian told CNBC on Monday that he considers a wave of corporate bankruptcies as the biggest risk to the stock market’s rally from coronavirus-era lows.  “I think what derails this market isn’t more China-U.S. tension, isn’t more political differences. It would be if we get then large-scale bankruptcies,” the chief economic advisor at Allianz said on “Squawk
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Parents are forming learning pods for their children to supplement virtual learning this fall. Source: Outschool The latest education trend has parents reaching into their wallets to help supplement or replace their children’s virtual education this fall. So-called “learning pods” or “pandemic pods” are popping up all over the country. They are small, in-person groups
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Last month I posted reviews of two practice management books and highly recommended them. Today I want to review a marketing book that mentions nothing about accounting practice management. You might wonder why I am reading such a book. Well, I have a few reasons. I know the author and wanted to do him the
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Many Americans are struggling to meet their credit card mills during the pandemic. zenstock | iStock | Getty Images Amid one of the worst downturns in U.S. history, nearly 80% of credit card holders say they’re worried they won’t be able to continue making even the minimum payments on their debt.  The figure comes from
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If there’s one side effect of the pandemic that can be considered positive, it’s the almost universal adoption of videoconferencing. I’ve been using videoconferencing in various forms for decades and there’s one constant I’ve noticed: Within minutes of concluding the video meeting, I’ve pretty much forgotten a good portion of what was discussed. As I’ve
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Spencer Platt | Getty Images As earnings season wraps up, analysts are reviewing their short-term and long-term take on the stocks they cover. While some companies delivered blowout quarters (see below), other stocks are suffering as global restrictions continue. And while government-backed stimulus programs can provide some relief, the truth remains that the pandemic- and
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President Donald Trump announced four executive actions on Saturday, including continued expanded unemployment benefits and a temporary payroll tax deferral for some workers, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to hobble the U.S. economy. Trump also ordered continued eviction protection and student-loan relief. The moves could jeopardize negotiations with congressional Democrats over an additional coronavirus relief
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