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2014-04-16 23:13:40

Many individuals draft their Last Will in their 30’s or 40’s and think they are set for life. However, over time, there are new people in their lives; some friends and relatives slip away, children become adults, their business outgrow their expectations, and their preferences simply change. (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Pozzuolo Rodden P.C., Philadelphia Estate Planning Lawyers, announces the release of "The Red Flags That Signal Your Estate Plan is Out of Date." If you would like...

2014-04-16 12:27:34

AFGE member and BOP Local President Jill Carver works with inmates at West Virginia correctional facility WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jill Carver teaches parenting skills to more than a hundred men every day, but these are no ordinary students. Jill works inside a medium-security federal prison in West Virginia, and her students are inmates. "The Bureau of Prisons is not for everyone. You have to have a certain mentality to work in a federal prison," Jill...

2014-04-15 12:23:35

BOSTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlantic Power Corporation (TSX: ATP) (NYSE: AT) (the "Company" or "Atlantic Power") today announced its distribution for the month of April 2014. A dividend of Cdn$0.03333 per common share will be payable on May 30, 2014 to holders of record at the close of business on April 30, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110809/NE49346LOGO Tax Information for ShareholdersAtlantic Power Corporation designates its entire dividend to be an...

2014-04-15 12:21:10

WOODSTOCK, ON, April 15, 2014 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of Contrans Group Inc. ("Contrans") (TSX Symbol CSS) announced today that it has declared a dividend of $0.15 per outstanding Class A Subordinate Voting Share and Class B Multiple Voting Share, payable on May 15, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business on April 30, 2014. For Canadian resident shareholders the dividend declared above is designated as an "eligible dividend" for purposes of the enhanced...

2014-04-14 23:00:13

A new poll released today by The Senior Citizens League (TSCL) suggests rapid growth in the number of seniors who pay taxes on their Social Security benefits. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 A new poll released today by The Senior Citizens League (TSCL) suggests rapid growth in the number of seniors who pay taxes on their Social Security benefits. The TSCL poll indicates that as many as two-thirds (66%) paid taxes on their Social Security benefits last year. “This number...

2014-04-11 23:03:11

Frequently Asked Questions about the ACA and Tax Deductions Park City, UT (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 Today, Zane Benefits, the #1 Online Health Benefits Solution, published new information on health insurance tax deductions for the self-employed. According to Zane Benefits’ website, the ACA did not substantially change the individual health insurance deduction for the self-employed. Most self-employed taxpayers can deduct health insurance premiums, including age-based premiums for long-term...

2014-04-11 11:39:34

When the Earned Income Tax Credit was expanded in 1993, supporters hoped it would reward poor parents for working while critics feared that it might discourage single mothers from marrying or incentivize women to have more children to boost their tax refund. A new collaborative study done by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Cornell University reveals the EITC has helped the working poor but hasn't affected personal choices. Sarah Halpern-Meekin, assistant professor of human...

2014-04-10 16:20:42

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The PennDOT Office of Public-Private Partnerships (P3) today announced that it is accepting unsolicited proposals for transportation projects from the private sector through April 30. The submission period applies to PennDOT-owned projects and infrastructure. During this period, the private sector can submit proposals offering innovative ways to deliver transportation projects across a variety of modes including roads,...

2014-04-10 08:36:07

Calls on Congress to act swiftly to permanently extend the Internet Tax Freedom Act WASHINGTON, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) Coalition commends the action taken by a bipartisan group of twenty-nine associations, think tanks, and non-profit organizations urging Congress to avert a tax increase on Internet access. In a letter to the sponsors of bills in both chambers of Congress, the bipartisan group--including Consumer Action,...

2014-04-09 16:26:50

CHICAGO, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The internet has transformed the consumer products space over the past 10 years and accelerated the trend toward remote purchasing. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, e-commerce sales accounted for 5.8 percent of total 2013 sales, which represents a 16.9 percent increase over 2012. Businesses are adapting and the once very expensive brick-and-mortar retail storefronts are becoming a necessity of the past. (Photo:...