The new pier in Houghton, Mich., is shown here during the 2022 fall festival. The pier was a placemaking project to create a town square for the city, but has the added function of serving as a cruise ship dock.Provided by Chase Palosaari
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How long does an IRS audit take? What to know about IRS audit triggers, letters and more
Failing to respond to an IRS audit can trigger additional penalties and interest.
IRS audit: What triggers it and what are red flags that increase the chance of being audited
by Elisabeth Buchwald As you work on your tax return, you may be wondering if there’s anything you can do to avoid being audited. When you’re audited by the Internal Revenue Service, it means your return was selected from a batch of returns for a closer inspection. Sometimes returns are selected at random for a closerContinue reading “IRS audit: What triggers it and what are red flags that increase the chance of being audited”
How to call the IRS and reach a real person
by Elisabeth Buchwald During the past couple of tax seasons, it was notoriously hard to reach an actual human at the Internal Revenue Service. Nearly everyone who tried to reach the agency over the phone ran into some sort of glitch in 2022, with only 13% of callers reaching an IRS employee, according to the National Taxpayer Advocate’s report to Congress. But thatContinue reading “How to call the IRS and reach a real person”
The way the IRS operates is about to undergo a major change. Here’s what that means for you
View of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington, DC, on January 24, 2023. STEFANI REYNOLDS, AFP via Getty Images
Why student-loan borrowers probably don’t need to worry about a major lender’s lawsuit to end the payment pause
by Ayelet Shefffey Student-loan borrowers hoping for Biden’s debt relief have been hit from all sides in the past few months. Late last month, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the two conservative-backed lawsuits that blocked President Joe Biden’s plan to cancel up to $20,000 in student debt for borrowers making under $125,000 a year. SinceContinue reading “Why student-loan borrowers probably don’t need to worry about a major lender’s lawsuit to end the payment pause”
Remote Work Destroyed America’s Most Profitable Industry
How did tech become America’s most troubled industry? by Luay Rahil America’s most stable companies are laying off so many people every day, and everyone knows why, but no one is willing to say it. In the last few months, you witnessed the collapse of America’s most profitable industry, the tech industry. The tech industry isContinue reading “Remote Work Destroyed America’s Most Profitable Industry”
History Lesson Tuesdays: Political squatting: an arresting art
by Ben Burbridge When we planned Another Space, a short visual history of political squatting in Brighton and Hove for the forthcoming Brighton Photo Biennial, we weren’t to know the project would take on an additional dimension following the criminalisation of squatting in empty residential buildings. Mike Weatherley, Conservative MP for Hove, was instrumental in introducing the legislationContinue reading “History Lesson Tuesdays: Political squatting: an arresting art”
Opioid Crisis Friday: Committee proposes mandatory minimum sentence for trafficking fentanyl in Idaho.
by Ruth Brown Idaho Reports The House Judiciary, Rules and Administration Committee held a bill in committee Thursday that would have set a standard for trafficking fentanyl and introduced a mandatory minimum prison sentence. Rep. Chris Allgood, R-Caldwell, pitched HB 67, saying it was necessary for the state’s safety. Idaho already has mandatory minimum sentencesContinue reading “Opioid Crisis Friday: Committee proposes mandatory minimum sentence for trafficking fentanyl in Idaho.”
Here are the Top 10 ‘cheapest cities’ to buy a home in the U.S.
by Aarthi Swaminathan Mortgage rates moved higher last week, likely frustrating would-be home buyers on the prowl for deals. For those who are looking for an affordable home, a new report reveals some of the cheapest cities for real estate in the U.S. The report from personal-finance site Bankrate looked at the top 10 cheapest cities toContinue reading “Here are the Top 10 ‘cheapest cities’ to buy a home in the U.S.”