The Trump administration has announced it has restored sanctions on Iran's vital oil industry as the Middle-Eastern country grapples with an economic crisis that has sparked sporadic protests over rising prices, corruption and unemployment. Key points: US imposes second round of sanctions against Iran since May Mr Trump says sanctions are aimed to force Iran to change its support for militant groups Iranians expect prices of daily essentials to rise The oil sanctions will come into effect on Monday and will target Iran's largest source of revenue in the most punishing action taken since the Trump administration withdrew from the 2015 nuclear agreement in May. The decision will also affect Iranian shipping and financial transactions. It is the second lot of sanctions imposed since May, after the US targeted Iran's automotive sector, financial transactions involving US dollars and the purchase of commercial airplanes and metals, including gold. The White House … [Read more...] about US targets arms program with strongest sanctions since scrapping Iran deal
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The coronavirus pandemic has curbed Americans' love for the road, keeping many people at home in the past year and cutting into sales at the fuel pump. That has meant a backlog in work funded by gasoline taxes. More than $8.5 billion worth of highway work and other infrastructure projects across the United States have been canceled or halted temporarily, the American Road and Transportation Builders Association told The Washington Post. Even before the pandemic, many states' highway funds were becoming depleted, failing to keep up with construction and repair demands. A study completed in 2020 by accounting firm KPMG predicts that miles traveled will remain at about 90 percent of pre-2020 levels. The pandemic has focused new attention on a problem that states are grappling with throughout the country. With increased sales of electric vehicles and fuel-efficient vehicles, how should states fund transportation projects? Some are considering levying a tax based on miles driven. … [Read more...] about These states have the highest gas tax in the U.S.
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin A veterinary science professor at Oklahoma State University was flummoxed trying to e-file his 2020 individual tax return due May 17, 2021, over the weekend. The professor, Jerry Ritchey, who has successfully e-filed his returns for umpteen years, got a rejected message. The problem: The Internal Revenue Service still hasn’t processed his 2019 tax return, which he filed in July of 2020. You have to enter your prior year adjusted gross income when you e-file, and the system said the 2019 AGI number he entered didn’t match what the IRS had on file. He tried to call the IRS but got a volume-too-high, call-back-tomorrow recording. “Gotta love it!!!” he wrote me in an email asking for advice. The solution (I found it on the IRS Covid-19 operations page ): If your 2019 tax return is still outstanding, you have to enter $0 (zero) as your prior year AGI. “It worked!!!!!!!!” a jubilant Ritchey emailed back after trying the fix. You … [Read more...] about 17 Tax Tips For Your 2020 Tax Return Due May 17 For Most Taxpayers
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UPMSP UP Board result update (Representational image) Uttar Pradesh Deputy CM, Dinesh Sharma, has confirmed that Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (UPMSP) will announce UP board class 10th and 12th results by June 27, 2020. The same has been confirmed by one of the UP Board official, Harish Chandra Sharma. Speaking with reporters recently, the UP Board official confirmed that the result will be out at 12 pm, on upmsp.edu.in and upresults.nic.in . Read | UP Madarsa Board result 2020 today: How to check result online The Deputy CM further added that the publication of results for UP Board class 10 and 12 will depend on the time it takes to process the result. About 90.06 per cent of the evaluation of answer copies has been completed by the board. Over 3 crore answer sheets have been evaluated by the teachers in the green, orange, and red zone. Until May 18, the board successfully completed the evaluation of 55,18,843 answer-sheets in the green zone, and … [Read more...] about UP Board 10th, 12th result on June 27, check evaluation process