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2020 Tax Tip – Mileage

The mileage rate for businesses for 2020 is being reduced from 58 cents per mile to 57.5 cents per mile.  The medical mileage rate for individuals for 2020 is being reduced from 20 cents per mile to 17 cents per … Continue reading

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2020 Tax Tip – Retirement Distributions

If you suffered an economic hardship due to COVID-19, you may be eligible to take a distribution from your retirement plan and avoid the ten percent (10%) penalty and spread the distribution over a three (3) year period. If you … Continue reading

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2020 Tax Tip – Stimulus Payments

Before you file your 2020 tax return, be sure to include the information from your IRS Notice 1444.  This document informs you how much you received in stimulus payments this past year.  You should not file your tax return without … Continue reading

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Macy’s to Close 45 Stores this Year

Department store operator Macy’s Inc. said yesterday that it would close about 45 stores this year as part of its three-year plan to lower store count in order to focus on its more productive outlets, Reuters reported. Even before the … Continue reading

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Crash Was a Driving Accident, Not a Breakfast Accident

Statute bars compensation for injury resulting from “risk unrelated to the employment to which workers would have been equally exposed outside of and unrelated to the employment in normal nonemployment life.” Risk means activity. That exclusion, like all workers’ compensation … Continue reading

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Motion for Summary Judgment Leaves Material Facts in Genuine Dispute

In an action to enforce settlement, on a motion for summary judgment, movant included two documents naming different sums. Each party claimed that a different document constituted a settlement offer, movant the first and non-movant the second. Non-movant’s response to … Continue reading

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Right to Sue Procedure Explained

Statutes provide that, on a claim of employment discrimination, a claimant must first file the claim with the Missouri Human Rights Commission. The Commission then investigates the claim by means within its discretion, which need not include employer’s response, and … Continue reading

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Trump Signs Stimulus and Government Spending Bill into Law, Averting Shutdown

President Trump signed the stimulus bill into law yesterday, releasing $900 billion in emergency relief funds into the economy and averting a government shutdown. White House officials didn’t explain why the president decided to suddenly sign into law a bill … Continue reading

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JPMorgan Finds Some Workers Improperly Pocketed Relief Funds

JPMorgan Chase & Co. found that some of its employees improperly applied for and received Covid-relief money that was intended for legitimate U.S. businesses hurt by the pandemic, Bloomberg News reported. The bank discovered the actions, all of which were … Continue reading

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DeVos Suspends Student Federal Loan Payments through January

The Trump administration on Friday suspended all federal student loan payments through the end of January and kept interest rates at 0 percent, extending a moratorium that started early in the pandemic but was set to expire at the end … Continue reading

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