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Stimulus: $1,000 going to these Americans

Millions of Americans in one state are going to see stimulus tax rebate checks worth between $500 and $1,000 dollars this summer. This is part of the Colorado Cash Back Bill recently signed into law by Governor Jared Polis. Three things that you might see instead of a fourth stimulus.
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Audit of Clinton County Commission and County Clerk identifies numerous concerns, gives rating of “poor”

An audit of the Clinton County Commission and County Clerk released today by State Auditor Nicole Galloway identified several concerns about the county’s financial controls and procedures, including the County Clerk’s late filings and remittances of payroll taxes to the Internal Revenue Service. The late filings and remittances have resulted in the county unnecessarily paying penalties and interest of $73,912, and still owing the IRS for at least $142,863 in past due amounts for tax years 2019, 2020, and 2021, including additional penalties and interest. The audit gave a rating of “poor,” the lowest possible.
CLINTON COUNTY, MO
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FCC threatening to take Knoxville’s only Black-owned radio station off the air

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Since 2012, Joe Armstrong has been the owner of Knoxville’s only Black-owned radio station: WJBE 99.7. Now, after a decade of ownership, the Federal Communications Commission is threatening to revoke his broadcast license over a prior tax conviction, one that came years before he took ownership of the station.
KNOXVILLE, TN
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FTC, Dana Nessel devoted months to Beaumont and Spectrum megamerger

Weeks after Beaumont and Spectrum health systems announced their plan last summer to merge and form the largest hospital system in Michigan, President Joe Biden vowed to have federal agencies get tougher on anti-competitive behaviors in the economy — including hospital consolidations. Health care experts wondered whether the extra Federal Trade Commission scrutiny would impact the proposed Beaumont-Spectrum megamerger, which would unite 22 hospitals in...
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5 arrested for federal drug conspiracy

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — A federal indictment unsealed Tuesday revealed that five individuals were arrested for a drug trafficking conspiracy. According to a United States Attorney’s Office Central District of Illinois press release, the five defendants are charged with one count of conspiracy alleging that they acted together to distribute and possess with intent to distribute at least 50 grams of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine.

IRS revamps Where's My Refund tool

The IRS announced Wednesday it made an enhancement to the “Where’s My Refund?” online tool, which includes a new feature that allows taxpayers to check the status of their current tax year and two previous years’ refunds.
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IRS updates feature on ‘Where’s My Refund?’ Taxpayers can now track refunds for past two years

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service made an important enhancement to the “Where’s My Refund?” online tool this week, introducing a new feature that allows taxpayers to check the status of their current tax year and two previous years’ refunds. Taxpayers can select any of the three most recent tax years to check their refund […]
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Operators of Saylorsburg veterinary clinic sentenced to prison, ordered to pay $2.5M

Two sisters who operate a veterinary clinic in Monroe County were sentenced to prison and ordered to pay nearly $2.5 million in restitution for failure to remit payroll taxes. Dr. Karin Breitlauch, the veterinarian at Creature Comforts Veterinary Service in Saylorsburg, and Linda Breitlauch, who is the business’ comptroller, pleaded guilty last July 20 willful failure to pay taxes they collected to the government. They were indicted Jan. 28, 2020 in a federal investigation, court records say.
SAYLORSBURG, PA

Louisiana Tax Service Owner Sentenced to Federal Prison for Aiding in Filing False Taxes

Louisiana Tax Service Owner Sentenced to Federal Prison for Aiding in Filing False Taxes. Louisiana – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that Leroi G. Jackson, age 50, of New Orleans, Louisiana was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan to three years in prison for aiding and assisting in the filing of false federal tax returns, a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 7206(2). Jackson previously pleaded guilty to this charge, which stems from his operation of The Taxman Financial Services LLC (“Taxman”), a business that prepared federal and state tax returns for customers and had offices in New Orleans and LaPlace, among other locations.
NEW ORLEANS, LA

NRA, long viewed as invincible, faces shrinking membership and revenue

The National Rifle Association is promoting its annual convention in Houston over Memorial Day weekend as a chance to "celebrate Freedom, Firearms and the Second Amendment!" But with two mass shootings just 10 days apart that killed 21 schoolchildren and teachers in Uvalde, Texas, and 10 grocery shoppers in Buffalo, New York, the annual celebrations are giving way to a renewed debate over gun rights and the influence of the 151-year-old NRA.
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