Newsom’s Plan: California’s Middle-Class Taxpayers Could Get a Rebate Under Proposal

Faced with a large state surplus and a looming recall election, Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed giving at least $600 to two-thirds of California taxpayers.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #california, #homeless-persons, #newsom-gavin, #politics-and-government, #rebates-and-refunds, #taxation

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How Trump Steered Supporters Into Unwitting Donations

Online donors were guided into weekly recurring contributions. Demands for refunds spiked. Complaints to banks and credit card companies soared. But the money helped keep Donald Trump’s struggling campaign afloat.

#actblue, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #campaign-finance, #frauds-and-swindling, #lansing-gerrit, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rebates-and-refunds, #republican-national-committee, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #winred

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Stimulus check for less than expected? The I.R.S. says some delays are tied to spousal debts.

Married people who filed their returns jointly may receive their stimulus in two separate installments if their tax return includes something called an injured spouse claim.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #federal-taxes-us, #internal-revenue-service, #rebates-and-refunds, #stimulus-economic

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Help! Will All My Travel Vouchers Expire Before I Can Use Them?

Vouchers and trip credits emerged as a major consumer flash point at the start of the pandemic. Here’s a look at what some major travel companies are offering in the way of flexibility.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #carnival-cruise-lines, #content-type-service, #delta-air-lines-inc, #intrepid-group, #jetblue-airways-corporation, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rebates-and-refunds

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How Your 2020 Taxes Are Affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic

New rules, many of them temporary, give taxpayers breaks that can cut their tax bills or even generate extra refunds this year.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #federal-taxes-us, #income-tax, #internal-revenue-service, #personal-finances, #rebates-and-refunds, #stimulus-economic, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #tax-preparers-and-preparation, #unemployment-insurance

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A Break for Working Families

The government is allowing people who qualify for the earned-income tax credit to use income from either 2020 or 2019, whichever will result in a bigger credit.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #income-tax, #internal-revenue-service, #rebates-and-refunds, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #tax-preparers-and-preparation

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Airbnb Is Driving Hosts Elsewhere With Costly Pandemic Policies

Hurt by refunds, some are trying to cut the site out of bookings or taking legal action. The company says it is working to reduce tensions.

#airbnb, #chesky-brian, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #rebates-and-refunds, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #travel-and-vacations

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I.R.S. Pushes Back Start of 2020 Tax Filing Season

The agency will start accepting returns on Feb. 12, about two weeks later than usual. But you still have to file by April 15.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #federal-taxes-us, #income-tax, #internal-revenue-service, #rebates-and-refunds, #rettig-charles-p, #tax-preparers-and-preparation

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Struggling to get a Refund From Vail Resorts

A reader writes in, saying he can’t ski because he can’t get into the state. It’s a very 2020 — wait, 2021 — travel predicament.

#content-type-service, #insurance, #marriott-international-inc, #mid-atlantic-states-us, #okemo-mountain-vt, #rebates-and-refunds, #skiing, #vail-resorts-inc, #vermont

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Pandemic Driving Is Still Down, but Will Insurers Grant More Relief?

Many gave drivers a break in the spring. With accident claims remaining below normal, consumer advocates are calling for another one.

#automobile-insurance-and-liability, #consumer-federation-of-america, #consumer-watchdog, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #geico-government-employees-insurance-co, #progressive-casualty-insurance-co, #rebates-and-refunds, #state-farm-insurance-cos, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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Booking Travel in 2021? Here’s How to Protect Your Investment

The crystal ball remains cloudy when it comes to travel. Here’s how to avoid losing money if you have to cancel.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #budget-travel, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #rebates-and-refunds, #travel-and-vacations

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The Endless Debate: Cancel or Rebook?

Would-be travelers this year have spent hours on hold, learning the ins and outs of refund policies.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruises, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rebates-and-refunds, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings

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California Travel Restrictions Ban Short-Term Rentals. Why Can’t Travelers Get Refunds?

The state’s latest travel restrictions make most hotel or short term lodging illegal. But Airbnb and Vrbo, the biggest home-sharing companies, are sticking to no-refund policies.

#airbnb, #california, #chesky-brian, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hilton-worldwide-holdings-inc, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #hyatt-hotels-corp, #marriott-international-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rebates-and-refunds, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings, #vrbo-com

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In Britain, Watch Sellers Shocked at End of Sales Tax Refund

Come 2021, travelers will no longer be reimbursed for most of the 20 percent VAT they paid on a Rolex or many other souvenirs.

#bremont-watch-co, #english-giles, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #rebates-and-refunds, #travel-and-vacations, #value-added-tax, #watches-and-clocks, #your-feed-fashion

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Fact-Checking Trump’s Claim That He ‘Prepaid Millions’ in Income Taxes

The president’s assertion, misleading at best, distracts from the reality that he has paid little or no income tax most years, largely because his business losses far outweighed his profits.

#income-tax, #rebates-and-refunds, #trump-tax-returns, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Help! My Very Direct Flight Added a Stop and So Many More Passengers

Sarah Firshein tries to resolve how a nonstop with seat selection became a packed “split flight,” with concerns over proper cleaning and an arrival two hours later than expected.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #allegiant-air, #american-airlines, #content-type-service, #delta-air-lines-inc, #flint-mich, #international-air-transport-assn, #orlando-fla, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rebates-and-refunds, #transportation-security-administration, #travel-and-vacations, #united-airlines

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Wedding Canceled or Postponed? Here’s How to Get a Refund

For many couples whose wedding plans were derailed by the coronavirus crisis, getting a refund or a credit from vendors has been an uphill battle.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantines, #rebates-and-refunds, #weddings-and-engagements

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Major U.S. Health Insurers Report Big Profits, Benefiting From the Pandemic

Consumers are probably entitled to millions of dollars in rebates under Obamacare rules that cap companies’ profits.

#aetna-inc, #anthem-inc, #blue-cross-and-blue-shield-assn, #cigna-corporation, #company-reports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #customer-relations, #cvs-caremark-corporation, #finances, #health-and-human-services-department, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hospitals, #patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-2010, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rebates-and-refunds, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states-politics-and-government, #unitedhealth-group-inc, #your-feed-healthcare

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Help! My Ship Is Supposedly Still Sailing, and I Don’t Want to Be On Board

The future of the cruise industry remains very unclear, so it’s not totally unreasonable to be anxious about what next spring will look like.

#carnival-cruise-lines, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruises, #cunard-line-ltd, #customer-relations, #rebates-and-refunds, #travel-and-vacations, #viking-river-cruises-inc

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Filing Your Taxes Deadline: Questions and Answers for July 15th

“It’s just like April 15, but in July.” Here’s what you need to know. And if you’re owed a refund, be prepared to wait: The I.R.S. has a huge backlog.

#aarp, #american-institute-of-certified-public-accountants, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #income-tax, #internal-revenue-service, #personal-finances, #rebates-and-refunds, #shutdowns-institutional, #tax-foundation, #tax-preparers-and-preparation

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Help! I’m Owed a Refund, But the Hotel Owner Refuses to Budge

Here we are, wondering aloud about the oversight capabilities of hotel franchises, and what powers they can exert over their thousands of individual owners. Thanks Covid-19.

#best-western-hotels, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #customer-relations, #hilton-worldwide-holdings-inc, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #rebates-and-refunds, #travel-and-vacations

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Help! One Company Refused to Refund Travelers More Than $100,000

Then our columnist intervened with the Boston-based tour operator Overseas Adventure Travel.

#better-business-bureaus, #boston-mass, #consumer-protection, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grand-circle-corp, #overseas-adventure-travel, #rebates-and-refunds, #travel-and-vacations

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Garrison Keillor’s Cruise Was Cancelled in March. Loyal Fans Still Waiting for Refunds.

Garrison Keillor’s cruise was to set sail in March. Loyal fans out thousands of dollars are still scrambling to determine if they will get their money back — and if so, how much.

#metoo-movement, #american-public-media-group, #carnival-corporation, #celebrity-cruises-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruises, #holland-america-line, #keillor-garrison, #minnesota-public-radio, #rebates-and-refunds, #travel-and-vacations

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Help! My Flight Was Canceled and I Still Can’t Get a Refund

There’s a reason we are deliberately pounding the topic of travel refunds into the ground: It’s a big deal and there’s lots of confusion and contradictory information out there.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #british-airways-plc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delays-transportation, #delta-air-lines-inc, #international-air-transport-assn, #rebates-and-refunds, #transportation-department-us, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings

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Under Fire, Live Nation Outlines New Ticket Refund Plan

The company, which owns Ticketmaster, responded after complaints by consumers who bought tickets for shows that could not be held because of the pandemic.

#aeg-presents, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #live-nation-entertainment-inc, #music, #rebates-and-refunds, #swift-taylor, #ticketmaster

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Your 8 Most Vexing Tax Questions, Answered

Changing rules have led to taxpayer confusion. We asked accountants and other specialists to help sort it all out.

#accounting-and-accountants, #federal-taxes-us, #income, #income-tax, #mortgages, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #personal-finances, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #rebates-and-refunds, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #tax-cuts-and-jobs-act-2017, #tax-evasion, #tax-preparers-and-preparation

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