Category Archives: Chamber Members

Memorial Day

Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service.  In observance of the holiday, many people visit cemeteries and memorials, and volunteers often place American flags on each grave site at national cemeteries.  A national moment of remembrance takes place at…

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IRS Scams and Spam

Is it really the IRS calling? Many taxpayers have encountered individuals impersonating IRS officials – in person, over the telephone and via email. Don’t get scammed. We want you to understand how and when the IRS contacts taxpayers and help you determine whether a contact you may have received is truly from an IRS employee….

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Bill Prohibits NYC Employers From Inquiring About Salary History

Mayor de Blasio Signs Bill Prohibiting All NYC Employers From Inquiring About Salary History of Job Applicants May 4, 2017 City takes major step toward achieving pay equity for women and people of color NEW YORK—In a milestone achievement in the fight for pay equity, Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed Intro. 1253 prohibiting all…

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New York City Wage Law

Tomorrow, [May 4, 2017] New York City will take a giant step towards closing the wage gap. Mayor Bill de Blasio will sign into law my legislation that prohibits employers from asking any job applicant for their previous salary information. When employers use previous salary information to determine compensation, they perpetuate the gender wage gap…

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Latest IRS Tax News

With tax filing season upon us, IRS has released some filing tips and reminds taxpayers to beware of tax scams Avoid the Rush; Use IRS.gov for Quick Answers to Questions IR-2017-30, Feb. 13, 2017 — The IRS reminds taxpayers that the next couple of weeks, especially around Presidents’ Day, marks the busiest time of…

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2017 Tax Filing Season

2017 Tax Filing Season Begins Jan. 23 Tax Returns Due April 18 The Internal Revenue Service has announced that the nation’s tax season will begin Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, and reminded taxpayers claiming certain tax credits to expect a longer wait for refunds. The IRS will begin accepting electronic tax returns that day, with…

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Online Threats

IRS and Others Warn of Online Threats The Internal Revenue Service, states and the tax industry remind you that online threats and annoyances abound. There are viruses, worms, Trojans, bots, spyware and adware – all fall under the malicious programs (malware) umbrella. How do you protect your computer from hackers and identity thieves? You need…

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Court Blocks Overtime Rule

Texas Judge Blocks Overtime Rule On November 22, 2016, U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant, blocked an Obama administration rule that would have extpanded the mandatory overtime pay rules. The judge agreed with the plaintiffs that the rule is unlawful, and granted their motion for a temporary injunction. The rule will not take effect Dec. 1,…

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Message from The White House

The President addressed the nation on the 2016 election results and the next steps we can take to come together as a country and ensure a peaceful transition of power. “We have to remember that we’re actually all on one team…We’re not Democrats first, we’re not Republicans first, we are Americans first. We’re patriots first….

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Tax-filing Extension Expires Oct. 17

Tax-filing Extension Expires Oct. 17 for Millions of Taxpayers Victims of Hurricane Matthew May Qualify for Late-Filing Penalty Relief Check Eligibility for Overlooked Tax Benefits The Internal Revenue Service urges taxpayers whose tax-filing extension runs out on Oct. 17 to double check their returns for often-overlooked tax benefits and then file their returns electronically…

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