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First, the payment deadline for individual tax returns was extended from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020, first announced at a news conference by the Secretary of the Treasury. The first quarter estimated tax payment was also extended to July 15, with the second quarter payment unchanged, for now. Then it was announced that
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Mohamed El-Erian said Wednesday he would be hesitant to put cash to work, arguing the stock market is still on a downward trend due to the coronavirus pandemic. But he offered a roadmap for investors who feel inclined to add to their portfolios. “Whatever cash you have, divide it over five installments,” El-Erian said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” suggesting dollar
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Congress’s latest coronavirus relief package, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, is the largest economic relief bill in U.S. history and will allocate $2.2 trillion in support to individuals and businesses affected by the pandemic and economic downturn. Many people have questions about how the new law impacts their families and businesses. The Basics
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The Internal Revenue Service is now accepting email and digital signatures on tax documents to make it easier for tax professionals and taxpayers to communicate with the agency during the novel coronavirus pandemic. The IRS said Monday that, effective immediately, it would “begin temporarily accepting images of signatures (scanned or photographed) and digital signatures on
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New Jersey is temporarily waiving corporate nexus arising from employees teleworking due to the COVID-19 pandemic—a response to the crisis that other states should follow. As we have noted previously, when employees work in a state in which their employer does not otherwise operate, that can give their employer sufficient contacts (“nexus”) with the state
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The coronavirus pandemic is affecting most aspects of the economy, and motor fuel consumption is no exception. As social distancing recommendations, shelter-in-place-orders, and quarantines have upended American life in an effort to slow the spread of the virus, road traffic has declined dramatically around the country. While the mitigation policies will be felt across most
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The wealth management business as we currently know it is far less mature than the CPA or legal professions. After all, the Certified Financial Planner certification was only born in 1972 and the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards was founded in 1985. With far less history than the CPA profession, the financial planning or
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The Virgin Orbit ventilator device. Virgin Orbit Richard Branson’s California-based rocket company Virgin Orbit partnered with medical researchers and developed a ventilator device that the company plans to mass produce and send to hospitals around the United States to fight the coronavirus. “[It is] a very, very simple and robust design that we can get out
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On March 26, weekly initial unemployment benefit claims hit the highest level in U.S. history, with five times as many filed as during the worst week of the Great Recession. Mandatory business closures and shelter-in-place orders have radically accelerated job losses compared to the steadier pace of layoffs in prior recessions, meaning these claims likely
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