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Winter Market on Hertel Continues on March 7

Winter Market on Hertel Continues on March 7


The new Winter Market on Hertel, housed in The Pasta Peddler/Blackbird Sweets location at 1547 Hertel Ave. in Buffalo, continues from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 7. The market runs every Saturday through April 4, so you have just five opportunities left to visit!

In addition to The Pasta Peddler and Blackbird Sweets, vendors taking part in the market include Alpine Made/First Light Farm & Creamery, Biscotti for Everybotti, Chateau Buffalo, Fetch! Dog Treats, House of Olives, JJ’s Jams, Kelly’s Kandies, Sandy’s Dandies, White Cow Dairy, Wrafterbuilt Salvage & Reclaimed LLC and more! 

New IRS Tool Can Help You Find a Tax Preparer


The IRS has launched a new, online public directory of tax return preparers. Now you can use this tool to help you select a tax return preparer with the credentials and qualifications that you prefer. Here are some of the key features of the new Directory of Federal Tax Return Preparers with Credentials and Select Qualifications:

What types of tax preparers does the directory include?

IRS to Parents: Don’t Miss Out on These Tax Savers


Children may help reduce the amount of taxes owed for the year. If you’re a parent, here are several tax benefits you should look for when you file your federal tax return:

Dependents. In most cases, you can claim your child as a dependent. You can deduct $3,950 for each dependent you are entitled to claim. You must reduce this amount if your income is above certain limits. For more on these rules, see Publication 501, Exemptions, Standard Deduction and Filing Information.

Choose the Right Filing Status


It’s important that you use the correct filing status when you file your tax return. Your status can affect the amount of tax you owe for the year. It may even affect whether you must file a tax return. Keep in mind that your marital status on Dec. 31 is your status for the whole tax year. Sometimes more than one filing status may apply to you. If that happens, choose the one that allows you to pay the lowest tax.

DHS Extends Eligibility for Employment Authorization to Certain Spouses of H-1B Nonimmigrants

DHS Extends Eligibility for Employment Authorization to Certain Spouses of H-1B Nonimmigrants


Change to reduce economic burdens, personal stresses experienced by many


USCIS Director Leon Rodriguez announced today that effective May 26, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security is extending eligibility for employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who are seeking employment-based lawful permanent residence. DHS has amended the regulations to allow these H-4 dependent spouses to accept employment in the United States. 

Ten Great Reasons to Visit IRS.gov


No matter when you need tax help or information, your best option is to visit IRS.gov. Our website has many tools and services, which make getting help from the IRS just a click away. Here are ten great reasons to visit IRS.gov, night or day:

Get Tax Help the Easy Way, Use IRS Social Media


It’s easy to get help from the IRS with social media. If you have a smartphone, we have a free app with many uses. If you like YouTube, we have lots of videos to help you file. If you’re on Twitter, follow the IRS for the latest tax news and information.

Here are easy ways to get what you need from the IRS, when and how you want it:

IRS2Go. With this free mobile app from the IRS you can:

o Get your refund status.
o Watch IRS YouTube videos.
o Get tax news updates.
o Follow the IRS.