IRS National Tax Security Awareness Week – Day 2 – 2021 Online Tax Preparation Products to Offer Multi-factor Authentication for Taxpayers, Tax Pros

The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry marks the second day of National Tax Security Awareness Week by announcing an improved feature that will be available on all 2021 online tax preparation products.

Designed to protect both taxpayers and tax professionals, multi-factor authentication means the returning user must enter two pieces of data to securely access an account or application. For example, taxpayers must enter their credentials (username and password) plus a numerical code sent as a text to their mobile phone.

7 Top eCommerce Trends in 2021 to Look Out For

2020 has already taken its place in the annals of the worst disasters in recent years. One of the worst pandemics in human history that literally numbed the global population and their regular activities quite naturally have hit the economy under the belly. One of the few sectors in these trying times that actually achieved overwhelming growth and outreach is e-commerce.

National Tax Security Awareness Week Opens With Warnings to All Taxpayers and Tax Professionals as Holidays, 2021 Tax Season Approach

New Security Measures Help Protect Against Tax-Related Identity Theft  English

The Internal Revenue Service and the Security Summit partners today issued warnings to all taxpayers and tax professionals to beware of scams and identity theft schemes by criminals taking advantage of the combination of holiday shopping, the approaching tax season and coronavirus concerns.

Assassination of Fakhrizadeh Fuel for Anti-Semitism

Iran is blaming the State of Israel for assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, their Chief of Staff in production of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.  Israel has in the past been accused of targeting killings. The second suspect for the assassination is the United States under the leadership of President Trump. The week before the assassination Netanyahu made an unannounced visit to Saudi to meet Mike Pompeo and the Prince of Saudi Arabia. The purpose of their meeting the danger of Iran obtaining nuclear weapons to the stabilization of the Middle East which has already begun with the Abraham Accords.

Where Has Our FBI Been Over the Last 5 Years?


The question everyone is asking: “Where is our FBI?” If the alleged election fraud is as serious as Trump lawyers claim, this would be the greatest scandal in American history. It would require a massive conspiracy involving hundreds, if not thousands, of co-conspirators. You would think we would hear something about this from our FBI.

We know, contrary to the corrupt biased media, there has been a vast amount of voter fraud:

Special $300 Tax Deduction Helps Most People Give to Charity This Year – Even If They Don’t Itemize

The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers of a special new provision that will allow more people to easily deduct up to $300 in donations to qualifying charities this year.

Following special tax law changes made earlier this year, cash donations of up to $300 made before Dec. 31, 2020, are now deductible when people file their taxes in 2021.

Get Ready for Taxes – Steps to Take Now to Make Tax Filing Easier in 2021

The Internal Revenue Service encourages taxpayers to take necessary actions this fall to help file federal tax returns timely and accurately in 2021.

This is the second in a series of reminders to help taxpayers get ready for the upcoming tax filing season. A special page, updated and available on IRS.gov, outlines steps taxpayers can take now to make tax filing easier in 2021.

Brazil’s “Lost Decade” Needs New Economic Drivers Such as Global Value Chains

The Brazil economy doesn’t have the raw force to drive it forward. The Federative Republic GDP per capita is today back where it was in 2010; this means the people of Brazil have lost the entire last decade.  Worse yet, during the 80’s they had another “lost decade.” The current lost decade is the second time this has happened in the last 40 years. Over the last forty years, Brazil had over 20 years of zero GDP growth per capita.

Here’s What Taxpayers Can Do Now to Get Ready to File Taxes in 2021

There are steps people can take now to make sure their tax filing experience goes smoothly in 2021. First, they can visit the Get Ready page on IRS.gov.

Here are a few other things people can do now:

Check their withholding and make any adjustments soon

Since most taxpayers typically only have a few pay dates left this year, checking their withholding soon is especially important. It’s even more important for those who:

US Politics – Assassination Probability Numbers Skyrocket – and Not Just Politicians

Over the last eight years we have witnessed an ever-increasing amount of hatred for political leaders and high tech CEO’s/Owners here in the United States, and abroad (These would include the rich who give billions to impose their views of how the whole world should be living). For the purpose of this article we will focus on the United States.

The 2020 Baseball Season’s One Bright Spot

2020 is a year that most Americans want to quickly forget. That goes for the 2020 baseball season as well. America and the sport of baseball were dramatically affected by COVID-19. Baseball fans were out of luck as they were entirely restricted from attending professional or semi-pro games. Watching on TV wasn’t much better as the 2020 World Series had the smallest TV audience in the history of the Fall Classic.

Taxpayer Relief Initiative Aims to Help Those Financially Affected by COVID-19

The IRS reviewed its collection activities to see how it could provide relief for taxpayers who owe taxes but are struggling financially because of the pandemic. The agency is expanding taxpayer options for making payments and other ways to resolve tax debt.

Taxpayers who owe taxes always had options to get help through payment plans and other tools from the IRS. The new IRS Taxpayer Relief Initiative is expanding on those tools.

Rabbi Lord Jonathon Saks Dies a Martyr for Peace

Rabbi Lord Jonathon Sacks passed away at the age of 72 in November. He devoted his life toward uniting the secular world with the religious world. He served as Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth the largest the largest synagogue body in the UK. He held this position from September 1991 until September 2013. He is known to be not only a Rabbi but also a philosopher, theologian, author and politician.

Security Summit Partners Announce National Tax Security Awareness Week Dates – Urge Increased Security Measures as Fraudsters Exploit COVID-19 Concerns

The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the nation’s tax industry today announced that the 5th Annual National Tax Security Awareness Week will take place between Nov. 30 and Dec. 4.

This year, there’s a heightened need for security as fraudsters seek to use the COVID-19 to scam taxpayers and tax preparers. New protections being offered by Security Summit partners in January can help protect people against tax-related identity theft.

Balancing Income Generation and Equity Growth with Capital Preservation and Reinvestment Risk

One of the most difficult and common challenges that both average investors and financial advisors are all faced with, is how to achieve above average returns with below average risks.  It’s an age-old dilemma, where the quickest and easiest solutions often come up short of what otherwise seemed to be rather reasonable expectations. Granted, sometimes they work great.  But, other times, not so much (if at all.) 

IRS to Mask Key Business Transcript Details – Protect Taxpayers From Identity Theft

Moving to protect business taxpayers from identity theft, the Internal Revenue Service announced that starting Dec. 13 it will begin masking sensitive data on business tax transcripts.

The announcement provides 30 days for stakeholders to make any adjustments. The IRS began informing tax professionals of this change during the summer Nationwide Tax Forums. The agency previously masked sensitive data on individual tax transcripts two years ago.

IRS Criminal Investigation releases Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Report; Identifies $2.3 billion in tax fraud

The Internal Revenue Service released the Criminal Investigation Division’s annual report, highlighting the agency’s successes and criminal enforcement actions taken in fiscal year 2020 during International Fraud Awareness Week. The majority of these activities occurred during COVID-19. A key achievement was the identification of over $10 billion in tax fraud and other financial crimes.

More Vendors Prompt Sweeping Changes to Retail Environment

Late last month, sports equipment company Under Armour announced it was cutting ties with some 2,000 retailers over the next two years.  In doing so, Under Armour would focus on building up its direct-to-consumer business.  Promo Marketing reported a more than 50% growth in Under Armour’s e-commerce business during the third quarter, with a 17% increase in direct-to-consumer sales.

Why Do the Ultra Rich, Giant Corporations, Big Tech, the Deep State and the Biased Media Support Biden?

The Democratic Party used to be considered the party of the working class and the Republican Party, the party of the rich. Oh how things have changed over the past few years! Today the millionaires and billionaires are attempting to buy our 2020 Presidential Election. Over paid rich Hollywood’s elites, “Big Tech”, giant corporations, the Deep State and the corrupt biased media are “all in” for the Progressive Socialist Democrats. They all think this may be their last and best chance to take over our country by defeating President Trump and the Republicans!

European Land Defense Industry Anything But Level

While defense manufacturers do indeed separate themselves from the rest of the market by the products they distribute, and the types of clients they serve, they are otherwise subjected to all the other normal rules of the industry market. Financial resilience, capacity to innovate, flexibility to client demands and critical size are all factors they must keep in mind and which will heavily impact their future. In Europe, not all producers are performing equally.

How to Generate More Leads For Your Local Business

Read this analysis before you choose one of the local SEO packages available. You can try any of them for better conversion. It will boost your sales. Some of these ways are free while some may cost you a bit.

Getting budget-friendly local SEO packages for more local leads is one of these ways. We have divided the whole process into two steps. The first step is about preparing, analyzing, and planning. After that in the second step, you will implement your plan. This step will show you results much better than before. So let’s get started.

The Covid-Era of American Education – An Egregious Dearth of Public Learning

At the outset of the austere Covid-era, at, or around, January 2020, after which public school attendance was summarily and suddenly cancelled in most of the States by executive orders of State governors, the time was ripe and demanded a moment of serious pause and poignant reflection by the literate reasonable people of the American electorate on the checkered history of public education, about which very few Americans under the age of 55 are fully aware.

Get Ready for Taxes – Get Ready Now to File 2020 Federal Income Tax Returns

The Internal Revenue Service encourages taxpayers to take necessary actions this fall to help them file their federal tax returns timely and accurately in 2021, including special steps related to Economic Impact Payments.

This is the first in a series of reminders to help taxpayers get ready for the upcoming tax filing season. A special page, updated and available on IRS.gov, outlines steps taxpayers can take now to prepare for the 2021 tax return filing season ahead.

Nov. 21 Deadline Nears to Register Online for Economic Impact Payment – Some People Can Claim Special Credit Next Tax Filing Season

The Internal Revenue Service reminds anyone who doesn’t normally file a tax return that they have until 3 p.m. EST this Saturday, Nov. 21, to register with the IRS for an Economic Impact Payment.

The only way remaining to get a payment in 2020 is to register using the Non-Filers: Enter Info Here tool on IRS.gov before the Saturday deadline.

Surge in Domestic Violence During Coronavirus Pandemic

Violence is a tool used to prevent a partner from leaving a relationship or to punish them for being unfaithful even if meant forcibly compelling them to stay. In one abuser’s words,’ “I could make her do whatever I wanted. I was trying to intimidate her. I wanted to control her for the simple reason that I knew I could do it. It made me feel powerful.”

The Philippines Needs a Global Value Chain More Than Most Countries

The Philippine economy contracted at 11.5% in the 3rd quarter. The previous Philippine quarter GDP declined by 16.9% and was the worst quarter recorded in Philippine history (two negative quarters of GDP is the definition of a recession). Having two quarters of double digit declines is unheard of, and puts the Philippines in one of the world’s most severe recessions. The third quarter double-digit decline was much more severe than what the market projected and more severe than regional peers. The 3rd quarter decline of 11.5% was significantly  deeper than the median estimates of 9.6%.

Finding Unity Amidst the Corona Pandemic and Making a Better Life

Search to find the Unity of God on earth and don’t give up. Each person living in this world is worried about himself. He is worried about his family. He may also worry about his nation. The world is made up of nations which are divided. Each nations has its own land and its own constitution. The nation exists for the sake of the people. Sometimes the people exist for the sake of the nation.

Help for British Wholesalers During and After the Pandemic?

New research from Barclays suggests that the average length of British supply chains has doubled since the pandemic hit, and retailers and wholesalers in the country do not expect them to return to normal until at least March 2021.  The report, “Chain reaction: Retail and wholesale supply chains adapt to a climate of change,” was picked up by the Scottish Business Insider.

The Bathroom Panorama in Chinese Tech Giants

Founded in 2015, Pinduoduo is without doubt the fastest growing tech company in the world. In merely five years, it has become the strongest rival of Alibaba Group in China. Huang Zheng, the founder, is now the 4th richest man in China, 24th in the world. Together with other Chinese tech giants like Alibaba, Tencent and ByteDance, they have become the dream destination for most Chinese coders. Recently, a bathroom problem might make jobseekers think twice before applying to Pinduoduo.

Delicious Recipes to Cook with Italian Chopped Tomatoes

Did you just succeed in securing a tin can of authentic Italian chopped tomatoes? Congratulations! You got an all-rounder of the food world that lets you try your hands on dozens of classic dishes. However, the confusion is: What to cook? What can be a recipe that can turn your experiment into a family feast? We’ve rounded up some easy yet sumptuous recipes to cook with chopped tomatoes. Learn about them and try!

Dating in Two Times: Antiquity and Modernity

It’s no secret that social networks have taken control of lots of important parts of our lives, so it is not idle to question the quality of our social relationships in the modern age. Were dates in the past more romantic than now? Are we witnessing the era when love as a concept comes to an end? Is conquering your date’s heart no longer necessary? Some answers following.

There is Still Hope Trump Will Win in 2020 – If Not an Assured Landslide in 2024

In spite of all the media hype about a Biden victory in 2020, not one state has officially been called for Biden by the Electoral College. The media only makes decisions based on their data along with voting results that a candidate has won a particular state. Fox News also seemed to be in the tank for Biden, as they were one of the first to call Arizona for Biden and one of the last to call Florida for Trump.

Indonesia Needs Stronger Global Value Chains to Improve Its Economy 

Southeast Asia’s largest economy has been affected by Covid 19, causing Indonesia’s first recession in over 20 years.  The last reported GDP declined 3.49% for the quarter ended September. This is the second GDP showdown in a row, with a 5.32% contraction in the previous three months.  The definition of a recession is two consecutive quarters of negative growth.

You Are Not Powerless in Your Job Search During Covid-19

You probably never dreamed you’d be in search of a job during a global pandemic. Talk about challenges, right? Okay, before you get down and think your chances just slid to the floor, let’s look at what you can do to make the most of your time, and how you can land that next job interview.

One of the first things to consider is how you present yourself to others. Have you evaluated your personal brand lately? What makes you a valuable candidate to prospective employers? How will you stand out in a crowded marketplace? What transferable skills do you have? What are your strengths and how can you amplify them? Consider what courses are available to help you stay competitive in your industry. By evaluating your personal brand, you’ll get an overarching view of how potential employers see you.

Reminder to All Taxpayers – Gift Cards Are Not Used to Make Tax Payments – Tax Tip

Gift cards are a popular and convenient gift for all occasions. They’re also a tool that scammers use to steal money from people.

Scammers often target taxpayers by asking them to pay a fake tax bill with gift cards. They may also use a compromised email account to send emails requesting gift card purchases for friends, family or co-workers. The IRS reminds taxpayers gift cards are for gifts, not for making tax payments. Generally, these scams are on the rise during the holiday season and then peak during tax season, but it is important to remain vigilant all year.

What is the Best Way to Find a Logo Design Idea?

We’ve all heard the saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. This statement fits perfectly with logos as well. A great logo is one of the best visual representations any business can have; however, not all logos are created equal.

A logo is one of the most important elements of a business’s branding strategy. It is not something to be taken lightly. Every logo should effortlessly burn its brand perception into the mind of its customers. While social media behemoths like Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram have unique and immediately recognizable logos, it’s not as easy as they make it look.

Would a ‘Mask Mandate’ Have Saved Trump’s Presidency?

After the U.S President Donald Trump declared the corona virus emergency, about nine months have passed with COVID-19 infecting more than 10 million and killing more than 238 thousand Americans and not even sparing the ‘white house’. Trump rallies led to 30,000 cases; the rallies likely led to more than 700 deaths, though not all were attendees.

History’s Elected Women Leaders

Kamala Harris, the first female vice-president of United States is a recipient of woman power for the first time in the country’s 200-plus-year history . Farida Jalalzai, a political scientist at Virginia Tech who studies the role of gender in the political arena says, “Nowhere in our history, we’ve been able to manage to have a woman president. That says something.”

Many College Students May Still Qualify for an Economic Impact Payment – Review the Guidelines and Register by Nov. 21 at IRS.gov

The Internal Revenue Service urges any eligible self-supporting college student who doesn’t need to file a tax return to register by Nov. 21 so they can receive an Economic Impact Payment before the end of the year.

In advance of the National EIP Registration Day on Nov. 10 and highlighted in “A Closer Look,” the IRS is reminding people who don’t normally file a tax return they may be able to register for an Economic Impact Payment with a quick visit to the Non-Filers tool on IRS.gov. In particular, the IRS wants to remind self-supporting students with little or no income that they may be eligible for payments of $1,200 or more.