If you’ve been working from home over the past few months, you may well save on travel costs and lunches, but you’ll run up other bills, including heating and electricity. Some employers give their staff an allowance to cover those excess costs. But if they don’t, employees can still claim […]

PLAINFIELD, NJ — The Plainfield City Council unanimously voted to introduce the calendar year 2021 municipal budget. Finance Director Ron West began a brief presentation by saying there is no proposed tax increase, with an $86.5 million budget. West highlighted accomplishments made during a challenging 2020, including a record tax […]

Luzerne County will keep using 68 elected municipal tax collectors and pay them more, but not as much as they had wanted. Councilman Harry Haas put up a strong battle for in-house collection by the county treasurer’s office, saying it would cost less, provide the county with immediate access to […]

Bundle of american dollar banknotes in white envelope on wooden table. Tax season is in full swing. As some people prepare to write the government a check, others will eagerly await the arrival of a refund check. See: Here’s the No. 1 Thing Americans Do With Their Tax Refund Many […]

Being your own boss gives you access to tax incentives not available to other workers. These include self-employment tax deductions for a home office, vehicle expenses and internet service. © (Getty Images) Neon artist working on design While these deductions can save you money, don’t expect them to wipe out […]

Below are a list of suggestions and recommendations that are both practical and therapeutic. Try one or try them all! 1. Allow your heart to crack open. Play music that evokes passion. Write a creative story where you are the protagonist on a grand adventure. Make a list of your […]

CONCORD – Plunging into what is expected to be a dominant issue in the 2021 legislative session, a House committee on Thursday took up three bills that would change state tax rates, including those on businesses and unearned income. Over more than three hours, the House Ways and Means Committee plowed […]

JGI / Jamie Grill Not every fraud artist is a sketchy identity thief or faux Nigerian prince from the dark corners of the internet. In fact, you might end up committing accidental tax fraud or accidental tax evasion yourself if you don’t pay careful attention during this tax season. See: […]

PARIS (AP) — France’s government breathed a sigh of relief Friday after the U.S. indefinitely delayed tariffs on French wine, cosmetics and other goods designed as retaliation for a French tax on technology giants. The U.S. Trade Representative’s office said in a statement Thursday that it suspended the tariffs targeting […]

A development agency in Atlantic City approved construction Tuesday of a $100 million water park at the former Showboat casino in a move designed to make the gambling resort more appealing to families and off-season tourists. But the key to making the project work — 20 years of tax breaks […]

When: Elizabethtown Borough Council meeting, Dec. 3. What happened: Council unanimously approved the borough’s 2021 budget. Also passed unanimously was a resolution to keep property taxes at the same rate as 2020 at 4.6 mills, or $460 for a property assessed at $100,000. Budget: General fund expenditures are predicted to […]

More than 20 leading online travel companies “knowingly and improperly” avoided paying their full share of hotel room taxes to Nevada, potentially adding up to hundreds of millions of dollars, a new lawsuit alleges. The suit, filed by well-known Las Vegas communications consultants Sig Rogich and Mark Fierro, seeks damages […]

Chicagoans who have flooded Amazon and other online retailers with orders during the pandemic to avoid in-person shopping trips would pay for the privilege of that convenience under a “ground delivery tax” proposed Monday. Ald. Patrick Daley Thompson (11th), grandson and nephew of Chicago’s two longest-serving mayors, wants to impose […]