Month: February 2021

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Austin Goergen, a student at Oregon State University, started a petition last year to allow dependents ages 17 and up to qualify for stimulus checks. Austin Goergen Washington lawmakers are one step closer to authorizing new $1,400 stimulus checks for millions of Americans. This time, one big group could become eligible for the first time:
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An artist’s illustration of the difference in size between the company’s Terran 1 rocket, to the left, and the planned Terran R rocket. Relativity Space Relativity Space, the 3D-printing rocket builder, is making another big bet: Developing a fully reusable rocket, designed to match the power and capability of SpaceX’s workhorse Falcon 9 rockets. Called
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Sinelia Louis will finally be eligible to apply for a PPP loan due to changes by the Biden administration that allow access for non-citizen small business owners. Sinelia Louis When Sinelia Louis, 50, heard about the recent changes to the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, she felt like her prayers had been answered. “I
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Ask anyone in the know how the accounting profession has weathered the COVID-19 pandemic so far and you’ll hear, in tones that range from bemused to downright triumphant, that it’s done extraordinarily well — miraculously well, in fact. Firms managed to transition to remote work almost overnight. They cemented their status as essential interlocutors between
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Hinterhaus Productions As Congress works to finalize its latest coronavirus relief bill, some American families are poised to receive a financial windfall. Between new $1,400 stimulus checks and an enhanced child tax credit, that could add up to more than $14,000 for some families. “All of the focus has been on the $1,400 when, in
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A recent report on tax revenue sources shows that social insurance taxes—also referred to as social security contributions or payroll taxes—are an important revenue source for European governments. Social insurance taxes, as opposed to individual income taxes, are usually levied at a flat rate. The revenue is generally used to fund specific social programs, such
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This edition of Generational Viewpoints features two professionals from PKF O’Connor Davies, a Top 100 Firm with 900 staff and 14 locations (www.pkfod.com). We asked Generation X partner Robert Cordero, born in 1979, and Generation Z associate Mecca Muhammad, born in 1997, to share their perspectives on the following question: “What strategies are you employing
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Scandinavian countries are well-known for their broad social safety net and their public funding of services such as universal health care, higher education, parental leave, and child and elderly care. High levels of public spending naturally require high levels of taxation. In 2019, Denmark’s tax-to-GDP ratio was at 46.3 percent, Norway’s at 39.9 percent, and Sweden’s at
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Kathy Kraninger, former president Donald Trump’s appointee to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images “Big deal” Both are a type of qualified mortgage, a category that carries legal protections for lenders from consumer lawsuits. That may happen, for example, if borrowers can’t make monthly payments and lose their homes to