Social Security and Who Said the Government Doesn't Have a Sense of Humor?

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By Thomas Lisak

In an earlier news release, the Social Security Administration published its annual list of the most popular baby names. For 2010, the most popular boy’s ... read more >

IRS Releases its Statistics of Income Bulletin for Fall 2011

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By Ron Kramer

On the same day that the Super Committee announced it had failed to reach an agreement to cut the federal budget deficit by $1.2 trillion over the next ... read more >

Super Committee Fails to Reach Budget Agreement

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By Ron Kramer

On November 21, the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction announced that it had failed to reach an agreement to cut the federal budget deficit by ... read more >

Pennsylvania Continues Employer Surcharges for Unemployment Contributions

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By Gary Sliman

Due to the insolvency of the Pennsylvania Unemployment Trust Fund, employers will be assessed various add-ons to their basic contribution rate in 2012. ... read more >

Vow to Hire Heroes Bill Passed

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By Matt McKinnon

As part of the repeal of the three percent withholding requirement on federal contractors, Senate members added the VOW to Hire Heroes Bill to H.R. 674 ... read more >

Balanced Budget Amendment Fails to Pass the House

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By Ron Kramer

On November 15, a House vote to add a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution failed by a vote of 261-165. The vote fell short of the 291 votes needed to send the amendment on to the states for ratification.... read more >

House Approves Three Percent Withholding Repeal

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By Matt McKinnon

On November 16, House members unanimously approved H.R. 674, repealing the three percent withholding requirement for federal contractors.... read more >

From $5 Million to $1 Million? Increased Gifting Opportunity May End Sooner Than Expected

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By Melanie LaSota

Individuals and families who plan to make gifts in 2011 or 2012 to take advantage of the increased gift tax exclusion may need to proceed more quickly ... read more >

The Super Committee - Not Looking Quite So Super!

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By Ron Kramer

With just two weeks left until its November 23 deadline to produce and vote on a debt reduction proposal, it’s looking more likely that U.S. Congress ... read more >

Senate Rejects Infrastructure Jobs Bill; Senate Democrats Move on to Vets Jobs Bill

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By Ron Kramer

On November 3, the Senate rejected a motion to take up another piece of President’s Obama’s job bill by voting 51 to 49 on the measure. Since ... read more >