Press Releases

May 29, 2020

The Internal Revenue Service announced that later this summer taxpayers will for the first time be able to file their Form 1040-X, Amended U.S Individual Income Tax Return, electronically using available tax software products. Making the 1040-X an electronically filed form has been a goal of the ...

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$5k and $2k Grants Available; Emergency Child Care Assistance Program to Continue through June 30th TRENTON –  New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced the immediate availability of up to $20 million in grants to assist child care centers and youth camps in meeting ...

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Eligible organizations can apply for funding toward COVID-19 relief initiatives    Passaic County’s Board of Chosen Freeholders and Department of Planning & Economic Development announced the launch of a COVID-19 relief grant opportunity to support non-profit organizations in a variety of ...

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New Jersey children are finding some “silver linings” to the social distancing caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s (PDFNJ) Share Your Silver Linings campaign invited kindergarten through 8th grade students to share a story about a new healthy and ...

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Many NJ SNAP Recipients Will Receive Enhanced Benefits; June Payments Will Bring Supplemental Food Assistance Payments to $143M Since March (TRENTON) – Many New Jerseyans who receive food assistance through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) will receive additional ...

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Legislation would hold Chinese officials accountable for flagrant and ongoing human rights violations against the Uyghurs  WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) voted in favor of the Uyghur Human Rights Act (S.178), bipartisan legislation that calls for harsh sanctions on ...

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Legislation will provide line-of-duty benefits to families of officers who contract the virus WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) praised House passage of his Public Safety Officer Pandemic Response Act (H.R. 6509), which will ensure that public safety officers who contract ...

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As Economic Impact Payments continue to be successfully delivered, the Internal Revenue Service today reminds taxpayers that some payments are being sent by prepaid debit card. The debit cards arrive in a plain envelope from “Money Network Cardholder Services.”  Nearly 4 million people are being ...

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Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, employers can grant paid leave for an employee to take care of their health needs related to COVID-19 or to care for their family members. This relief helps ensure employees are not forced to choose between being paid or staying home to care for ...

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New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign Provides Free Tree Seedlings to Residents in Hawthorne Hawthorne - Free tree seedlings will be available to Hawthorne residents in the month of June 2020 as part of the New Jersey Forest Service’s New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign. From 10:30am to 12:30 pm on ...

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WASHINGTON D.C. – Every year, millions of Americans commemorate Memorial Day to honor the sacrifices so many have made to protect our country. This holiday weekend might not be like past years, so while we keep public health recommendations in mind, let’s not forget food safety practices to prevent ...

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FAIR LAWN-GLEN ROCK-HAWTHORNE, NJ - There are just 10 days left to our grand re-opening marketing specials which provide local businesses with social media marketing, content marketing, and brand awareness, as well as the flexibility to market in neighboring towns.  For more information, ...

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WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers today about several online tools available to help them get the tax information they need as the IRS has limited operations due to the coronavirus.   More taxpayers are using IRS.gov than ever before; as of May 8, the agency’s website ...

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NJ Human Services Issues Guidance Making Clear Long-Term Care Facility Residents Are Entitled to Their Checks May 21, 2020 (TRENTON) –  Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today released guidance making clear that individuals with Medicaid coverage who reside in ...

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Trump-engineered political interference threatening beleaguered post office PATERSON, NJ – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today called for an immediate investigation of turmoil at the United States Postal Service (USPS), purportedly stemming from a pattern of interference engineered by ...

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(TRENTON) –  New Jerseyans enrolled in the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will be able to use their benefits to order groceries online starting next week.  Online shopping will be available through Amazon and participating Walmarts, ShopRites and The Fresh Grocers. NJ ...

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Graduation season is upon us and that means celebrating your graduate’s accomplishments and honors.  TAPinto Milestones gives you an easy and affordable way to honor your graduate.  You can submit a note of congratulations, highlight achievements and submit photos.  Your Milestone post will be ...

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WASHINGTON – Today, the Internal Revenue Service is starting to add 3,500 telephone representatives to answer some of the most common questions about Economic Impact Payments. IRS telephone assistance and other services will remain limited, and answers for most of the common questions related to ...

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WASHINGTON— This week, Treasury and the IRS are starting to send nearly 4 million Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) by prepaid debit card, instead of by paper check. EIP Card recipients can make purchases, get cash from in-network ATMs, and transfer funds to their personal bank account without ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today celebrated the awarding of $1.4 billion to New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ TRANSIT). The funding is being dispersed through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (H.R. 748) passed by Congress last month and ...

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The Hawthorne Green Team is bringing Virtual Green Lecture ZOOM programs to support our community, create awareness, and learn about protecting yourself from lyme disease and tick-born illness. On Thursday, May 28th,2020 at 7:30 pm Hawthorne resident, Alexandra Soteriou, Licensed Massage ...

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(TRENTON) – The New Jersey Department of Human Services has received more than $2.8 million in federal funding to support behavioral health services during the COVID-19 crisis. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency ...

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(TRENTON) – New Jersey Human Services is honoring National Police Week this week and Peace Officers Memorial Day today by recognizing the New Jersey State Human Services Police for their efforts to protect some of New Jersey’s most vulnerable residents. Police Week is celebrated annually to ...

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IRS.gov has answers to many questions people may have about their Economic Impact Payment. Here are answers to some of the top questions people are asking about these payments.  Is this payment considered taxable income? No, the payment is not income and taxpayers will not owe tax on it. The ...

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The Internal Revenue Service today released guidance to allow temporary changes to section 125 cafeteria plans. These changes extend the claims period for health flexible spending arrangements (FSAs) and dependent care assistance programs and allow taxpayers to make mid-year changes. The ...

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TAPinto is rolling out a new content marketing feature as a part of our participation in The Branded Content Project -- a partnership between the Facebook Journalism Project, the Local Media Association and the Local Media Consortium. The new feature will enable businesses, nonprofits and others ...

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Secretary of State Tahesha Way announced today that more than 60 percent of New Jersey households have responded to the 2020 U.S. Census, even as the U.S. Census Bureau has delayed some of its operations to protect the health and safety of its staff and the public due to the COVID-19 crisis. New ...

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April 22 marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Amid the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and its extraordinary impact on the health, economic and social well-being of our state, Earth Day is a historic milestone deserving of celebration and sustained action. It also is an ...

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Clifton, NJ - As businesses start thinking about how and when to reopen, they should also think about the water that’s been sitting in the building’s internal water system for weeks or even months. To help protect their employees and visitors, it’s important to flush the building’s internal ...

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WASHINGTON −The IRS and Treasury have successfully delivered nearly 130 million Economic Impact Payments to Americans in less than a month, and more are on the way. Some Americans may have received a payment amount different than what they expected. Payment amounts vary based on income, filing ...

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