Latest Personal finance News

Vermont Tax Department: many tax filings due Wednesday

Jul. 11, 2020 2:23 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Taxes is reminding residents that the extended deadline for many tax filings is on Wednesday. The state extended the deadlines because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Vermont filing deadline for personal income tax, corporate income tax and fiduciary income...

In this photo provided by the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism, Diane Coleman speaks with homeless individuals outside of Interfaith Emergency Services where she works as the Center for Life manager Feb. 28, 2020, in Ocala, Fla. As the Center for Life manager, Coleman oversees the center's offering of free medical services and prescriptions for uninsured and low-income people. Homeless people have taken to the woods to avoid arrests in the city, which has cracked down on people sleeping in public spaces or on private property. (Richard Shaw/Howard Center for Investigative Journalism via AP)

Ocala homeless fined, jailed: nowhere to sleep legally

Jul. 11, 2020 12:36 PM EDT

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Diane Coleman drives past run-down motels, mom-and-pop cafes and car repair shops on the main drag of this north-central Florida city of about 60,000 people. At a stoplight, she pulls out her phone and searches through photos until she finds what she is looking for: a picture of a...

Georgia revenue down $1B in early look before late taxes due

Jul. 11, 2020 9:11 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia state government preliminarily closed out its 2019-2020 budget year with a more than $1 billion drop in tax collections according to figures released Friday, but the real budget shortfall won't be known for weeks yet as state officials await delayed income tax receipts. Whatever the...

Illinois revenues drop $1.1B in fiscal 2020 due to pandemic

Jul. 11, 2020 9:05 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois revenues dropped more than $1.1 billion in the fiscal year that ended last month due to the coronavirus’ impact on the state’s economy, according to state officials. The Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability, the General Assembly’s...

Idaho prosecutors question governor's plan for federal funds

Jul. 10, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Prosecutors from more than half of Idaho’s counties questioned whether Gov. Brad Little’s plan to use $200 million in federal aid for property tax relief is legal under the federal coronavirus aid package. Prosecutors in 16 counties signed a letter that asks...

Vermont sees drop in average age of those who have virus

Jul. 10, 2020 2:52 PM EDT

Statistics show that the average age of people becoming infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 is declining in Vermont, officials said Friday. In March and April the average age of people testing positive was between 50 and 55, said Financial Regulation Commissioner Michael Pieciak, who has been overseeing...

Taxpayer service offices reopen before filing deadline

Jul. 10, 2020 4:16 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's tax department offices have reopened ahead of the state's income tax filing and payment deadline, officials said Thursday. The agency said its taxpayer service centers are accepting appointment-only visits at offices in Wheeling, Clarksburg, Charleston, Beckley,...

In this undated photo, courtesy of the family of Yurancy Castillo, shows her in Lima, Peru. Castillo did not want to leave her family, but as inflation in Venezuela soared, rendering her salary as a social worker nearly worthless, the young woman decided her future rested far away, in Peru. In May, she came down with a fever and a week later went to the hospital, where after three weeks in an intensive care unit deep in southern Peru, she died at age 30. (Family of Yurancy Castillo via AP)

Lives Lost: Young Venezuelan dreamed of better life in Peru

Jul. 10, 2020 1:12 AM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Yurancy Castillo did not want to leave her family. But as inflation in Venezuela soared, rendering her salary as a social worker nearly worthless, the young woman known for her beaming smile and wild amber-colored curls decided her future rested far away, in Peru. One of her three...

Pennsylvania to extend eviction moratorium to Aug. 31

Jul. 9, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday extended a statewide moratorium on foreclosures and evictions until Aug. 31, saying renters need more breathing room in the midst of the pandemic. The Wolf administration has been facing growing calls to extend the four-month-old moratorium — which had been set to lapse Friday...

Nurse draws 18-month sentence in health scheme

Jul. 9, 2020 4:19 PM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Federal authorities in Mississippi say a nurse has been sentenced to a year and a half in prison for her role in a health care fraud scheme. A U.S. Justice Department news release says Fallon Page, 37, was sentenced Wednesday in Hattiesburg. Prosecutors said Page was part of a...