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NSW Paramedics today launched a week of industrial action, as the Australian Paramedics Association (NSW) escalated their demands for better resourcing and pay. Until Friday, the union had placed a complete ban on ‘staff movements’, meaning Paramedics would refuse to split from crewmates or travel from their designated station to fill roster gaps elsewhere. “It’s …

Two British citizens who had been jailed in Iran for more than five years — charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and retired civil engineer Anoosheh Ashoori — returned home to their families’ hugs and tears Thursday after the UK settled a decades-old debt to Iran. Zaghari-Ratcliffe hugged her seven-year-old daughter, and her husband and members of …

Millions of Americans who overpaid taxes on unemployment benefits will received refunds.  Angela Lang/CNET If you received unemployment benefits during the pandemic last year, listen up. Based on new rules under the American Rescue Plan, workers who received unemployment benefits in 2020 cannot be taxed on that money (up to $10,200 for single filers)  like …

Australia’s April labour force survey has been released and has shown a big miss on the Employment Change to the downside but an improvement on the Unemployment Rate. The data arrived as follows: Employment Change arrived as -30.6K against the expected 20K, prior 70.7K. The Unemployment Rate arrived at 5.5% against the expected 5.6%, prior 5.6%. Full-Time Employment Change came …

TOM: WELL THE BIG DATE TO REMEMBER IS JUNE 8, THAT’S TH SYSTEM IS GOING TO LAUNCH. PENNSYLVANIA SAY THERE WILL BE SHUT DOWN FOR THE CURRENT SYSTEM WHILE IT MAKES THE TRANSITION. THE TRANSITION WILL START MAY 30. THEN IT WILL RUN UNTIL JUNE 7. DEPENDING ON WHEN YOU FILE CLAIMS OR CERTIFICATIONS, YOU …

Sarah Tew/CNET If you received unemployment benefits in 2020 and you paid taxes on those benefits, the IRS may owe you an additional refund. Under the American Rescue Plan Act, a $10,200 tax exemption was added that gives you a tax break on the unemployment benefits you received. The new stimulus bill also gives you more weeks …

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — As part of the American Rescue Plan, states were given the opportunity to offer tax breaks on unemployment income earned during the 2020 fiscal year. Idaho is one of 13 states choosing not to offer such breaks. The most recent COVID relief bill stated the first $10,200 of unemployment income …

Samuel Corum/Bloomberg via Getty Images The IRS will start issuing tax refunds in May to Americans who filed their returns without claiming a new break on unemployment benefits, the federal agency said Wednesday. The American Rescue Plan waived federal tax on up to $10,200 of unemployment benefits, per person, received in 2020. Households with $150,000 …

elenaleonova | E+ | Getty Images A quirk in eligibility rules for a new unemployment tax break may lead some married couples to wonder whether they should file separate returns, even if they typically file jointly. The short answer: Filing separately may make sense in some cases, especially when each spouse can get the maximum …

In the massive stimulus package enacted earlier this month, lawmakers inserted a last-minute exemption for many taxpayers with up to $10,200 of unemployment payments for 2020. Normally this income is fully taxable on federal returns, so the change could save many filers $1,000 or more. The brain twister, for the agency and affected taxpayers, is …