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Showing posts from January, 2012
Just in case you had not heard, this year the tax deadline has been moved to April 17th:

On January 4, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that taxpayers have until April 17, 2012, to file their tax returns. The IRS encourages taxpayers to e-file as it's the best way to ensure accurate tax returns and get faster refunds. Taxpayers will have until Tuesday, April 17 to file their 2011 tax returns and pay any tax due. This is because April 15 falls on a Sunday, and Emancipation Day, a holiday observed in the District of Columbia, falls on Monday, April 16. According to federal law, District of Columbia holidays impact tax deadlines in the same way that federal holidays do; therefore, all taxpayers will have two extra days to file. Taxpayers requesting an extension will have until October 15 to file their 2011 tax returns. The IRS expects to receive more than 144 million individual tax returns this year, with most of those being filed by the April 17 deadline.Because we all k…
Here is some interesting news to start the New Year! As reported by Jan Buchholz on Monday in the Business Journal:


Fewer construction companies are planning on laying people off in 2012 than in previous years, according to a survey conducted by the Associated General Contractors.In Arizona, only six percent of firms surveyed plan layoffs, while 23 percent plan to add employees. The rest expect no change or are unsure of their hiring needs.Other Arizona specific findings are as follows:• Of the firms that plan to add employees, 86 percent said the increase would involve 15 employees or fewer.• To date, 77 percent of the firms that responded have received stimulus-funded projects. Only 26 percent of respondents expect to do any stimulus-funded work in 2012.• Eighty percent of the respondents said prices for construction materials have increased in the past year. Seven percent said those increases exceeded 25 percent.• Some 67 percent of respondents said it will be 2014 or later before t…
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