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Feds Send Wrong Tax Information To 800,000 Obamacare Customers PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Monday, 23 February 2015 06:33

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says it sent about 800,000 HealthCare.gov customers the wrong tax information, and officials are asking those consumers to delay filing their 2014 taxes.

The tax error disclosed Friday is a self-inflicted injury that comes on the heels of what President Barack Obama had touted as a successful enrollment season, with about 11.4 million people signed up.

California, which is running its own insurance market, just announced a similar problem affecting about 100,000 people in that state.

The errors mean that nearly 1 million people may have to wait longer to get their tax refunds this year.

Another 50,000 or so who already filed may have to resubmit their returns.

Federal officials also announced a special sign-up extension for uninsured people facing the health care law's tax penalties.

Gov. McCrory To Attend Outer Continental Shelf Coalition Meeting In Washington D.C. PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 20 February 2015 06:06

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Gov. Pat McCrory will be in Washington D.C. Friday for a meeting of the coalition of governors looking at expanding the use of offshore energy resources.

McCrory is the chair of the OCS Governors Coalition. The meeting will take place at 1:30 p.m. at the JW Marriott Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue. It is closed to press.

On Thursday, the governor welcomed a new member to the coalition -- Maine Gov. Paul LePage. He joins the governors of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia as members.

The four-year-old group advocates for safe energy expansion through responsible resource development and supports proactive offshore energy production as part of a comprehensive national energy policy.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 February 2015 06:23
2015 Economic Report Of the President Released PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 19 February 2015 06:59

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - A notice posted to the White House website explains today's release of a key economic report.

"This morning the Council of Economic Advisers released the 69th-annual Economic Report of the President, which reviews the United States’ accelerating recovery and ways to further support middle-class families as the recovery continues," the post reads.

"The economy is recovering from the Great Recession at an increasing pace, growing at an annual rate of 2.8 percent over the past two years, compared with 2.1 percent over the first three-and-a-half years of the recovery. The speed-up is especially clear in the labor market, where job gains have reached a pace not seen since the 1990s.

But it is essential that a broad range of households benefit from the United States’ resurgent growth, so this year’s Report focuses on factors that are important to middle-class incomes: productivity, labor force participation, and income inequality.

The President’s approach to economic policies, what he calls “middle-class economics,” aims to improve each of these long-standing elements and ensure that Americans of all income levels share in the accelerating recovery."

The full posting and report can be found at whitehouse.gov.

IRS Is Focus Of Next House Oversight Committee Meeting PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 06:45

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - As millions of Americans prepare their 2014 federal tax returns, the federal agency in charge of tax filings will be under scrutiny soon.

On Wednesday, February 25, the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations will hold a hearing featuring two key tax officials. Scheduled to appear before the committee:

** Honorable J. Russell George
Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration
Department of Treasury

** Nina E. Olson
National Taxpayer Advocate
Internal Revenue Service

The hearing will begin at 10:00 AM in 2359 Rayburn.


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