Free food for you and your pet

Plus IRS needs to regulate tax preparers better
July 21, 2009 12:24:45 PM PDT
How you can score free food for yourself and your pets; plus, the IRS apparently needs to do a better job regulating tax preparers. A recent report gives the agency poor marks.The IRS is not able to track, monitor, or control the activities of paid tax preparers. That's according to the Treasury Inspector General on Monday.

The IRS does intend to propose new rules by the end of the year to address the issue and that could mean licensing and training requirements for paid tax preparers.

You can voice your opinion on the matter during the IRS's public forums.

Since this is wedding season, here are some tax tips for recently married taxpayers:
? Report name changes to the Social Security Administration
? Notify the I-R-S, your employer, and the postal service of a new address
? And check your withholding, your income combined with your spouse's may place you in a higher tax bracket and you may need to inform your employer

Start your day Tuesday, July 21st, with a freebie from Starbucks! Print this invitation or show it to your barista on your hand-held device and you'll get a free pastry with the purchase of any beverage. The offer is good only until 10:30 a.m. or until supplies last.

If you're having trouble feeding Fido during these tough economic times there's a new place to turn for help.

The Faithful Friends animal shelter in Wilmington has launched a pet food bank, offering free dog and cat food. The food bank gets its supplies from public donations, stores, and other nonprofits.

www.iihs.org
www.irs.gov
www.faithfulfriends.us

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