Why You May Wait Longer For Your Tax Refund This Year

Washington — In less than two weeks, taxpayers will be able to file their tax returns. But many taxpayers will have to wait longer to cash out their tax refunds thanks to new efforts from the IRS and state tax authorities to catch tax fraud. Last week, Illinois became the first state to announce that it will delay tax refunds to have more time to verify tax returns. State tax refunds won’t be issued until after March 1, the state’s...

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APD Says D-H Affiliation Best Fit

Concord — Officials at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital began exploring an affiliation with the large medical system operated by its neighbor, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, after concluding that the community hospital in Lebanon could not survive if it lost a Medicare subsidy for small rural hospitals and deciding not to explore a sale to a national, for-profit chain. Those are among the details of the pending deal that were laid out in a...

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Social Security Q&A: Avoid Retirement Lines by Filing Online

Question: Is it true 10,000 people a day are retiring? What’s the easiest way to avoid the crowds? Answer: Yes. As the baby boomers reach their retirement years, Social Security is handling about 10,000 claims each day. You can avoid the crowds by filing online. You can complete your retirement application in as little as 15 minutes. It’s safe, convenient and secure. You can apply from the comfort of your home at a time that is most...

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