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Almost 30 Car Thefts in the New Year

January 9, 2021

New York, NY—In the first week of the New Year, car thefts are on the rise in New York City. Indeed, the Commanding Officer of the NYPD's 17th Precinct, Captain Aaron Edwards, posted to Twitter that as of January 4, 29 cars have been stolen. It’s an alarming trend, since the number of car thefts in 2020 were up by nearly 4,000 compared to 2019.

According to Captain ...

Sit-down with the 17th Precinct Community Council

New York, NY—A brazen bank robbery at 125 Park Avenue, another bank robbery at a Chase bank on 35th and 3rd Avenue, and multiple individuals struck by a motorist during a protest—these were just some of the crime incidents that occurred in the 17th Precinct’s command over the past 28 days.

The 17th Precinct Community Council, led by the Council’s President, Matt ...

Build the Block Meets Again in Sutton Place

New York, NY—Burglaries, pick pockets, phone scams, e-bikes and bicyclists—those were just some of the public safety issues that were discussed this weekend as the Build the Block Safety Meeting returned to Sutton Place.

Two Neighborhood Coordination Officers from the 17th Precinct, Police Officers Brittany Postiglione and Kenneth Feeley, first provided an overview of police ...

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IRS urges taxpayers to gather tax documents now for smooth filing later

January 23, 2021

WASHINGTON —The Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers that organizing tax records is an important first step for getting ready to prepare and file their 2020 tax return.

Taxpayers should keep all necessary records, such as W-2s, 1099s, receipts, canceled checks and other documents that support an item of income, or a deduction or credit, appearing on their tax ...

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WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that the fastest way to get their tax refund is by filing electronically and choosing direct deposit.

Direct deposit is free, fast, simple, safe and secure. Taxpayers can even split their refund to have it deposited into one, two or three different ...

Taxpayers can visit IRS.gov from the safety of their home for answers to tax questions

As people get ready to file their 2020 tax return, the IRS reminds taxpayers they can find answers to their tax questions from the safety of their home using IRS online tools and resources. These IRS.gov tools are easy to use and available 24 hours a day.

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2021 tax filing season begins Feb. 12; IRS outlines steps to speed refunds during pandemic

WASHINGTON ― The Internal Revenue Service announced that the nation's tax season will start on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, when the tax agency will begin accepting and processing 2020 tax year returns.

The Feb. 12 start date for individual tax return filers allows the IRS time to do additional programming and testing of IRS systems following the Dec. 27 tax law changes that provided a second ...

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WASHINGTON – IRS Free File – online tax preparation products available at no charge launched on Friday, January 15, giving taxpayers an early opportunity to claim credits like the Recovery Rebate Credit and other deductions, the Internal Revenue Service announced.

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Businesses have Feb. 1 deadline to provide Forms 1099-MISC and 1099-NEC to recipients

WASHINGTON − The Internal Revenue Service today reminded businesses and other payors that the revised Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income, and the new Form 1099-NEC, Nonemployee Compensation, must be furnished to most recipients by Feb. 1, 2021.

Redesigned Form 1099-MISC

The IRS revised Form 1099-MISC for the 2020 tax year to accommodate the creation of a new Form 1099-NEC. The ...