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    Alcohol National Research Service Awards

    *Program Description* The Alcohol National Research Service Awards support training in clinical research, treatment assessment research, problems of health promotion and alcoholism prevention, and basic biological and behavioral processes applicable to alcohol research. *General Program Requirements* In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a US national, citizen or permanent resident who has completed doctoral degree level education, ...
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    AgrAbility Project

    *Program Description* The AgrAbility Project assists people with disabilities employed in production agriculture. Twenty-one states have developed AgrAbility programs offering an array of services, including resource referral, onsite technical assistance, practical education and training, and peer support networks. *General Program Requirements* In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must have a disability and you must have professional experience as ...
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    AIDS Research Loan Repayment Program

    *Program Description* The AIDS Research Loan Repayment Program helps to assure an adequate supply of trained researchers with respect to AIDS at the National Institutes of Health by providing for the repayment of educational loans for participants who contractually agree to engage in AIDS research as employees of the NIH. Recipients must agree by written contract to engage in AIDS research, ...
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    Career Development Assistance Overview

    Career Development Assistance Overview
    What is Career Development? Career Development, or Organization Development, refers to how individuals manage their careers within and between organizations. Essentially, employees use Career Development Assistance to plan the future of their career. Which Career Development Assistance is ultimately focused on enabling individuals to take advantage of future job opportunities, it is equally focused on fulfilling agencies' goals for workforce productivity; ...
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    Five Ways to Make Your Taxes Less Taxing

    Five Ways to Make Your Taxes Less Taxing
    Let’s face it: Doing your taxes is about as exciting as mowing your lawn. But, we all have to do it. And Uncle Sam doesn’t make it easy. The U.S. tax code literally fills thousands of pages. Thankfully, you don’t need to read them all to stay on top of your taxes. Here are five things that can make doing your ...
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    Filing Your Taxes: Taxpayer Bill of Rights

    As a taxpayer, you are entitled to a number of important rights. Read the "Declaration of Taxpayer Rights" below to inform yourself of your rights: I. Protection of Your Rights IRS employees will explain and protect your rights as a taxpayer throughout your contact with the agency. II. Privacy and Confidentiality The IRS will not disclose to anyone the information you ...
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    Filing Your Taxes: Using a Tax Preparer

    The decision to use a professional tax preparer is a matter of personal choice. People use tax preparers for a variety of reasons: -They have a complicated tax situation -They get frustrated or stressed out doing their taxes -They don't have time Selecting a tax preparer is no different from choosing say, a mechanic or a dentist. There are a few ...
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    State Tax Information

    Below is information on state income tax rules, organized alphabetically by state. Information on U.S. territories and possessions is included at the bottom of the list. ALABAMA Alabama Department of Revenue Individual and Corporate Tax Division P.O. Box 327465 Montgomery, AL 36132-7465 (334) 242-1170 Forms: (334) 242-9681 Electronic filing: (334) 242-2117 Refund: (334) 353-2540 Website: http://www.ador.state.al.us Military income exemptions: Follows federal ...
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    First Step: Learning to File

    Tax season is here and if you haven't filed your taxes yet it's time to get your paperwork in order. But are you unsure of what paperwork is needed to file taxes? Do you even know what a 1099 form is? Not to worry, here’s a quick and basic rundown of the forms military servicemembers will need to file 2007 taxes. ...
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    Filing Your Taxes: Overview

    Where Can I Get the Form? Traditionally, you can go to the IRS website "Form and Publications" section: http://www.irs.gov/formspubs/index.html There you must download and print off the specific forms you need. (*Hint: Print off two copies in case you make a calculation mistake or a misprint!*) Where Do I Mail It In? Fill out the forms and mail to it to ...
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    Tax Implications After a Death in the Family

    Tax Implications After a Death in the Family
    Death and taxes may be equally inevitable, but the taxman demands the last word. Death does not excuse a final accounting with the IRS. In fact, taxes can further complicate the lives of survivors. Federal estate taxes could be due, and state inheritance taxes could come into play, too. Here, though, our focus is federal income taxes. The final tax return ...
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    Child Tax Credit

    Child Tax Credit
    If you have children who are under age 17 as of the end of the tax year, you can get a $1,000 tax credit per child on your tax return. A tax credit reduces your tax bill dollar for dollar, so three qualifying children, for example, can cut what you owe Uncle Sam by $3,000. The credit may be limited if ...
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    Home Ownership Tax Deductions

    Home Ownership Tax Deductions
    You know you can get a deduction for your mortgage interest, but what else can you deduct for your primary or secondary home? At tax time, your house is not simply a home: it's a giant tax deduction. You get to deduct: * -Your property taxes. * -The mortgage interest on your primary residence, as well as any secondary residence you ...
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    10 Tax Tips for After January 1st, 2008

    10 Tax Tips for After January 1st, 2008
    If you think your tax bill is chiseled in stone at the end of the year, think again. It's true that most money-saving options evaporate after December 31; on New Year's Day your options to defer income or accelerate deductions become much more limited. But there is a lot you can do to make the tax-filing season cheaper and easier. Some ...
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    GovCentral's Ultimate Guide to Taxes

    GovCentral's Ultimate Guide to Taxes
    Paying federal and state taxes are required as your duty as a U.S. citizen. As a government employee, you should be sure your taxes are perfect. Follow these expert tips to ease the stress of taxes and make April 15th less daunting. Guide to Filing Your Taxes 1. Filing Your Taxes: Overview 2. First Step: Learning to File 3. State Tax ...
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    Tax Exemptions and Deductions Available For Families

    Tax Exemptions and Deductions Available For Families
    As a family, you may be able to save more on your taxes than a single person can. Once you discover all the deductions available to you, you'll be able to save more money this year, and plan better for your family's future. So, if you're new to preparing your own income tax return, or if you just want to make ...
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    Summary of Tax Law Changes

    Many of the tax breaks in recent tax-relief bills were designed to be phased in over a number of years or are indexed to inflation. To help you determine how these tax laws affect your long-term plans, this article explains the changes that come into effect through 2011. Pick a year from the list below to learn what tax changes ...
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    Filing an Income Tax Extension

    Filing an Income Tax Extension
    If you can't complete your federal tax return by the April 15 deadline for 2007 returns, you can buy more time. File IRS Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File, to push the deadline back six months to October 15, 2008. There's a catch, though: the extension only pushes back the due date of the paperwork. If you'll ...
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    Five Habits of Millionaires

    Five Habits of Millionaires
    According to a study of college students at the Ernst & Young International Intern Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida, 59 percent of these young leaders expect to be millionaires within their lifetime. What's more, 5 percent of them expect to hit the million-dollar mark while in their 20s. And the super-rich are a growing group. The top 0.1 percent of the ...
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    Life Insurance and Long-Term Care Overview

    Life Insurance and Long-Term Care Overview
    The federal government offers both group life and long term care insurance programs. Both plans provide employees with a long-term safety net that is becoming increasingly rare in the private sector. Short summaries of the two plans are provided below. Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) FEGLI is a group term life insurance program. It consists of Basic life insurance coverage ...
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