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Five Tips for Starting a Business

Understanding your tax obligation is one key to business success. When you start a business, you need to know about income taxes, payroll taxes and much more. Here are five IRS tax tips that can help you get your business off to a good start:

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Dog Ears Bookstore Successfully Concludes Another Season of Summer Camps

Dog Ears Bookstore Successfully Concludes Another Season of Summer Camps

Dog Ears Bookstore, located at 688 Abbott Road, recently finished their annual summer reading and writing camps. This marked the fifth year of the camps and once again every week was sold out! 

“Dog Ears would like to thank South District Councilman Chris Scanlon and Erie County Youth Services for funding these camps,” said Dog Ears Director Tom McDonnell. “We take great pride in the success of our camps and look forward to continuing to support the reading and writing process throughout the school year. The camps are designed to bring fun to books and writing while focusing on the Common Core requirements of the participants. 

Reggie McKenzie to Visit Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo on September 18

Reggie McKenzie to Visit Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo on September 18

The next WNY Sports Card & Memorabilia Expo, the area’s largest biannual sports card and memorabilia show featuring over 100 tables of merchandise, will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Grapevine Banquet Hall, 333 Dick Road, Depew.

Former Buffalo Bills star guard Reggie McKenzie will be on hand to sign autographs at the event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. McKenzie was a key member of the “Electric Company,” leading the way for O.J. Simpson to become the NFL’s first 2,000-yard rusher during the 1973 season. The cost is $20 per autograph. 

Vendor tables will feature new and vintage sports cards, non-sports cards, packs, autographs, game programs, yearbooks, pennants, videos, vintage photos and much more. The event will feature local and out-of-state vendors, as well as dealers who are new to this show. 

Resources on IRS.gov and Social Media Help Employers and Coverage Providers Understand ACA

 

Whether you are a business owner, tax manager, employee benefits manager or health coverage providers, the IRS knows that you want to understand how the health care law may affect your organization. When questions come up, IRS.gov/aca is a great place for you to begin finding the answers you need – when you need them.   At IRS.gov/aca, you’ll find frequently asked questions, legal guidance, and links to other useful sites. You can also access valuable information about specific topics, including rules and responsibilities for employers, as well as tax provisions for insurers, tax-exempt organizations and other businesses.

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You can use social media tools to find information about the health care law. 

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HUNT Real Estate to Launch Campaign in Celebration of 105 Years of Company and Customer Success

WESTERN, N.Y. (Aug. 31, 2016) – HUNT Real Estate today announced a new campaign push as the company celebrates 105 years in business. The Upstate New York-based, family-owned and operated real estate firm has more than 40 branches throughout Western, Central and Northern New York, and the Capital Region, and employs nearly 1,200 sales associates.

 

HUNT’s new outreach campaign, HUNT Thrives, comes at a time of a major real estate market disruption in the Upstate New York region. The campaign aims to remind customers of the company’s longevity and stability through the tagline “as real estate companies merge, morph and disappear, HUNT thrives.”

 

Find Easy-to-Use Online Tools on IRS.gov

If you need tax help, the IRS has many online tools. You can e-file your tax return, check your refund status or get your tax questions answered.  Best of all, you can use the tools on IRS.gov any time. Here’s a list of popular online, self-help tools that millions have used for free:

Mary Queen of Angels to Hold Meat Raffle

Mary Queen of Angels to Hold Meat Raffle

The fourth annual meat raffle sponsored by the Mary Queen of Angels School Sports Boosters will take place on Friday, Sept. 23, at St. Andrew Church, 34 Francis Ave., Sloan. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with the raffle beginning at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $5 in advance or $8 at the door (if available) and include pop, beer and wine. Slices of pizza will be available for purchase. There will also be a 50/50 split club and basket raffles, and guests must be at least 21 years of age to attend. Proceeds will benefit the sports program at Mary Queen of Angels.

For tickets or information, please contact Michael Wojcicki at 895-6280. For more information on the school, please visit www.mqangels.com.