Susan Tompor Detroit Free Press Published 12:14 PM EST Feb 13, 2019 So did you — or didn't you — get a tax cut? Frustration is hitting a frenzy early this tax season. The heated political environment only helps trigger hashtags like #GOPTaxScam as Democratic presidential contenders put a bullseye on the Trump tax cut. But the fury is fueled by early numbers, too. It's not just politics. We're hearing more talk in the office or neighborhood about friends and family who either owe money or are getting a smaller refund than last year. The average federal income tax refund was down 8.4 percent to $1,865 in the first week of the filing season through Feb. 1. That's down from $2,035 for the same week in 2018, according to data from the Internal Revenue Service. "People want a larger refund," said Edward Karl, vice president of taxation for the American Institute of CPAs. Several factors, though, are coming into play this year so it's not … [Read more...] about Why tax refunds are shrinking under first Trump tax cut
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PUBLISHED: 14:38 22 November 2018 | UPDATED: 15:38 22 November 2018 Andy Warren Paul Lambert invited a group of Ipswich Town fans to Playford Road. Picture: BLUE ACTION Archant Paul Lambert met with a group of Ipswich Town fans earlier this week to discuss ways of improving the atmosphere inside Portman Road. Town manager Paul Lambert acknowledges fans ahead of the Ipswich Town v Preston North End game. Picture: STEVE WALLER WWW.STEPHENWALLER.COMThe Blues boss invited the group to the club’s Playford Road training base on Wednesday evening, where he stressed the need for a vocal support and asked the fans’ for their views on how to generate more noise inside the club’s stadium. Lambert was keen to hear what the fans, which included members of the Blue Action supporters group and North Stand drummers, had to say and has vowed to do all he can to help push through any ideas they might have.More than 22,000 fans are expected for … [Read more...] about ‘Paul gets it… he wants a buzzing cauldron with non-stop chanting’
A SCHOOLBOY was removed from lessons and isolated from his classmates after teachers claimed his number three haircut was too "extreme". Distraught mum Sharon Kitts, 53 was horrified to hear that her son Mason, 11, was taken out of class and made to sit with the head of year for the day. Sharon from Great Wakering, Essex claims that her son arrived at King Edmund School on October 3 only to be reprimanded for showing too much scalp. Sharon explained: "The barber I take Mason to has been doing boys' hair for 15 years and he knows what's allowed at school and what's not. "Children from King Edmund go to him all the time. "There is absolutely nothing about his hair that inappropriate and I think he is being victimized. "Every child his age wants a haircut which is shortish on the side and longer on top because that is what is in fashion. King Edmund School in Rochford is a co-educational comprehensive secondary school. Its uniform policy states: "Hair should be tidy and of a suitable … [Read more...] about Boy, 11, sent to ‘isolation’ after teachers moaned his buzz cut was ‘too extreme’
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In advance of this June's 2018 NBA Draft, the Sixers have a lot of preparation to do in order to narrow down the field of candidates who will be available at the No. 10 pick. They haven't asked for our help, but I will provide it for the fans in the form of scouting reports on a mix of players who (realistically) could be available when the Sixers are on the clock at No. 10.Not every one of these players we will profile at PhillyVoice is someone I would advocate drafting, and in fact, a large part of this exercise will be forming and explaining my personal view on players who exist on either end of the plausibility spectrum. You will (hopefully!) read about guys like Mikal Bridges, viewed as a near-consensus target, and wild-card picks like Zhaire Smith, raw but talented young men who might represent a bigger home-run swing. By the end of this process, my hope is that you feel a little bit stronger about whatever beliefs you have about these guys, or that I have challenged what you … [Read more...] about Sixers prospect preview: Can Lonnie Walker refine his handle enough to be a star?