Boston, MA-based jammers The Jauntee have become one of the most consistent bands in the Northeast over the last couple of years. With tight compositions and the ability to create a lush improvisational landscape, The Jauntee are like the Bob Ross of the jam scene. The group is getting set for a special Valentine’s Day “Love” themed show with NYC’s own Digital Frontier on Feb. 14th at American Beauty, and have released a fan-made compilation of the best live jams of 2016.The mix contains versions of “Endangered and Oddsized” from The 8×10 on 6/16/16, “Excelsior” from Martin’s on 6/1/16, “Puppy In My Pocket” from Funk and Waffles on 12/09/16, and “Astral Turtle Dance” from Terminal West on 5/26/16, among others. The live compilation features Caton Sollenberger (guitar), Scott Ferber (drums), Tyler Adams (keys), and John Loland (bass) doing what they do best on stage.Download the “2016: Jaunts In The Rear View” live compilation, mixed by super fan Vinny Clements here.Tickets for The Jauntee and Digital Frontier’s upcoming Valentine’s Day show in New York City at American Beauty are currently on-sale, and can be purchased here. For show updates and additional information, check out the Facebook Event page.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has brought back Dr. Kevin O’Connor as his physician, replacing President Donald Trump’s doctor with the one who oversaw his care when he was vice president. The White House confirmed that Dr. Sean Conley will assume a teaching role at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Conley had served as the head of the White House Medical Unit under Trump. O’Connor is a retired Army colonel. He was Biden’s doctor during his entire tenure as vice president, having remained in the role at Biden’s request. O’Connor remained Biden’s physician while assuming a role on the faculty of George Washington University.
View Comments Something wonderful is happening at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theatre: stage fave Marin Mazzie is making a welcome return to the Great White Way in The King and I following a battle with ovarian cancer. Just as her character Anna Leonowens has much to teach the King of Siam’s children, theater fans have a lot to learn from Mazzie, who is now taking your questions. From her dream co-star (besides current leading man Daniel Dae Kim, obvs) to her tips for rocking a hoop skirt, send your questions below, whistle a happy tune and be sure to watch when Mazzie reveals her answers!&lt;a data-cke-saved-href=&quot;https://broadway.wufoo.com/forms/m1xtr80d02255jh/&quot; href=&quot;https://broadway.wufoo.com/forms/m1xtr80d02255jh/&quot;&gt;Fill out my Wufoo form!&lt;/a&gt; Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on June 26, 2016 The King and I Marin Mazzie(Photo: Paul Kolnik)
The Women Business Owners Network (WBON) welcomes the following new members:Dinny Adamson, Hopkins Book Shop; Sarah Bartlett, Women Writing for a Change; Dona Bate, dbate consulting; Debra Cox, Village Furniture; Julie Cubino, Harmony at Last; Teresa Davis, Makeup Artist Guild; Michelle Du Brul, All Your Business Needs; Heidi Fishman, Ed.D., Heidi Fishman, Psychologist; Denise Gaudreau, Threadneedle Fabrics, Inc; Kirsten Gehlbach, Results Marketing; Donna Greven, ELDON’S, LLC; Robin Gronlund, Intrinsic Marketing; Amy Gurney, KAS Inc; Kathy Hartl, Hartlwrites; Vivian Infantino, Make-up Artist Guild; Kimberly LaBarge, Schiffman & Company, P.C.; Laura Lind-Blum, Playful Power; Joanne Littler, Pine Ledge Fiber Studio; Karen Maxon, Usana; Ingrid Moulton, Banwell Architects , P.C.; Jennifer Randolph, Randolph Neuropsychology Associates, PLLC; Suzanne Schittina, Fleischer Jacobs Group; Suzanne Schmitt, Educorp; Donna Sherman, Cruise Planners; Rebecca Siegel, Thoughtmap Designs; Elizabeth Skinner, Young Rembrandts; Sharon Snow, Making Change; Kitty Werner, RSB Press; Liz Whitaker-Freitas, Smith Street Design; and Patricia Williams, Patricia Williams, LCSW.The Women Business Owners Network (WBON) is a Vermont-based non-profit association for women business owners. Since 1984, WBON has been offering a forum for members to exchange information and resources in an atmosphere of mutual respect.For more information, go to www.wbon.org(link is external) or call 802-363-WBON.###
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 32-year-old Hempstead man was killed in a motorcycle crash in his hometown Friday night, Nassau County police said.The victim, Gregory Morrell, was traveling eastbound on Lawson Street at 7:12 p.m. when his motorcycle struck a car pulling into a driveway east of Long Beach Road, police said. Morrell was transported to Mercy Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 7:27 p.m., police said. The other driver was not injured, police said. Both the car and motorcycle were impounded for brake and safety checks, police said. No criminality is suspected at this time.
A recent audit by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) has identified nearly 639,000 taxpayers with IRAs worth $40.4 billion who may not have taken required minimum distributions (RMDs) from IRAs in tax year 2012. The TIGTA is recommending that a number of actions be taken to ensure that taxpayers are complying with the rules for taking IRA RMDs.These findings are significant, as the Investment Company Institute reports that IRAs, which represent more than one-quarter of total U.S. retirement market assets, held $5.4 trillion in assets at the end of the fourth quarter of 2012. Taxpayers are required to begin withdrawing a minimum amount from their Traditional IRAs when they reach age 70½. When they fail to take these RMDs, the Treasury loses revenue because assets that should be taxed remain sheltered.The IRS has previously estimated that as much as $4.2 billion of the tax gap—the difference between what taxpayers should pay and what they ultimately pay on a timely basis—can be attributed to underreported retirement income. Given the enormity of the tax gap, even small improvements in identifying noncompliance could reduce revenue losses.The TIGTA previously performed audits—in fiscal years 2008 and 2010—and found that the IRS does not ensure that taxpayers are complying with the RMD rules for IRAs. The TIGTA recommended that that the IRS use information from Forms 5498, IRA Contribution Information, to identify taxpayers who are subject to RMDs and compare this to subsequent tax returns to determine whether distributions were reported. In response to recommendations from these prior audits, the IRS developed a broad-based strategy that focuses on educating tax preparers and individuals about the IRA rules and notifying potentially noncompliant taxpayers of the minimum distribution requirement.The TIGTA’s most recent audit, which was conducted May through October, 2014, reviewed the IRS’ actions to determine whether IRS processes provide reasonable assurances that taxpayers are complying with the provisions for taking IRA RMDs. They found that significant improvements were made from prior audits, but that the IRS could take additional steps to improve its strategy to ensure taxpayer compliance.The 2014 audit found that, while the IRS developed educational material for taxpayers and tax preparers, taxpayers required to take RMDs could benefit from more direct methods of communication, such as informing them of the requirement to take RMDs when they reach age 70½. The TIGTA believes that direct communication with taxpayers would increase awareness of the requirement and avoid the 50 percent excess accumulation penalty tax that is imposed on taxpayers who fail to take their RMDs. Such an approach would also be consistent with congressional interest in educating taxpayers with respect to IRA provisions and not unreasonably penalizing them for innocent mistakes.As noted, the TIGTA’s analysis found nearly 639,000 taxpayers with IRAs worth more than $40.4 billion who may not have taken required distributions in tax year 2012. While there is no way to determine why taxpayers did not take their RMDs, the IRS received feedback from some taxpayers that they were unaware of the requirement.Nearly 6,500 taxpayers submitted Form 5329, Additional Taxes on Qualified Plans (Including IRAs) and Other Tax-Favored Accounts, to self-report that they failed to take their RMD and pay the 50 percent excess accumulation penalty tax associated with the failure. The IRS collected excise taxes totaling $6.2 million with nearly 3,000 of these taxpayers paying an excise tax of at least $500. This is significant because it means that their RMDs totaled at least $1,000. Of the taxpayers who reported that they failed to take RMDs, 335 taxpayers received a full abatement of the excise tax because they acknowledged the mistake and submitted a request for abatement of the excise tax.The audit also found that the IRS implemented processes to send soft notices to noncompliant taxpayers. The soft notice advises taxpayers that they may not have taken a required distribution from their IRA and need to take it, or they could be subject to more detailed review by the IRS.The IRS identified 10,817 potential noncompliant taxpayers by analyzing information submitted on Form 5498 with tax returns filed for 2011 and 2012, that showed no corresponding IRA distribution reported on Form 1099-R, Distributions From Pensions, Annuities, Retirement or Profit-Sharing Plans, IRAs, Insurance Contracts, etc. From this group, the IRS sent 1,498 soft notices to taxpayers who may not have taken their RMDs in 2011 and 2012, choosing from those taxpayers who would potentially have the greatest tax consequence.The IRS’ evaluation of the soft notice sample results is not complete. However, the TIGTA audit found that the methodology used for identifying noncompliant taxpayers could be improved. The audit report states that while the IRS identified 10,817 potential noncompliant taxpayers and selected a sample of 1,498 taxpayers to receive the soft notice, it could have identified 623,000 more potentially noncompliant taxpayers by refining its criteria to mirror the criteria used by the TIGTA. The TIGTA’s analysis of two statistically valid random samples of 150 taxpayers each determined that 28 percent of the potentially noncompliant taxpayers with Traditional IRAs either made errors in calculating their distribution amount or did not take the distribution.TIGTA Recommendations and IRS ResponseThe TIGTA recommended that the IRS develop two direct notifications for taxpayers who may be required to take an RMD—one for taxpayers age 70½ and older with Traditional IRAs and another for estates of deceased taxpayers—to inform them of their tax obligations related to RMDs. It also recommended that if the IRS expands the soft notice program, it should consider modifying the methodology used to identify potential noncompliant taxpayers and include taxpayers with simplified employee pension (SEP) and savings incentive match plan for employees of small employers (SIMPLE) IRAs. The TIGTA estimates that the IRS could collect more than $103.6 million in additional taxes if it expanded and enhanced the criteria for identifying noncompliant taxpayers and an additional $25.7 million in additional taxes by including taxpayers with SEP and SIMPLE IRAs.In responding to the TIGTA’s recommendations, the IRS indicated that implementing direct communication to taxpayers age 70½ and older would help educate these taxpayers with respect to the RMD rules. The IRS, however, disagreed with the recommendation to notify the estates of deceased owners, arguing that beneficiaries of inherited IRAs are not known to the IRS. The IRS also indicated that in December 2014, taxpayers with SEP and SIMPLE IRAs were added to the soft notice sample population, which informs these taxpayers of potential RMD obligations. Having agreed in part with the recommendations, the IRS then informed the TIGTA that because of budgetary constraints it does not intend to implement a direct communication program at this time and will not expand the soft notice pilot program.Going forward, it remains to be seen how the IRS will ensure that taxpayers are complying with the provisions for taking RMDs from their IRAs. With $4.2 billion of underreported retirement income and $5.4 trillion in IRA assets, further scrutiny of taxpayer compliance with the RMD rules is to be expected. 27SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Dennis Zuehlke Dennis is Compliance Manager for Ascensus. 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Homebuyers continue to be the big winners in Townsville’s property market as the city records a 43.2 per cent loss of all resales in the last quarter.HOMEBUYERS continue to be the big winners in Townsville’s property market as the city records a 43.2 per cent loss of all resales in the last quarter.Across Australia, resales at a loss totalled $439 million with regional houses accounting for 11.1 and units 17.2. The figures form part of Core Logic’s quarterly Pain and Gain report, released this week.Senior research analyst Cameron Kusher said Townsville’s per cent of resales at a loss had risen in the past year.“The Townsville economy continues to struggle on the back of a weak mining sector,” Mr Kusher said.“Maybe there are some signs that things are starting to improve there with some of the commodity prices coming back up, but it’s difficult to see how that will relate to more investment and ultimately a better housing market.“There are other factors at play up there. There is the new stadium being built; if there can be a few more projects like that, it might help to turn the market around.”Median house and unit prices also continued to drop over the past 12 months.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020According to Core Logic’s Property Pulse Report released this week, house prices dropped by 2.6 per cent to $320,228 and units were down 4.2 per cent to a median sale price of $246,511.McGrath Estate Agents principal Brad Matheson said the second quarter of the year had been a more sombre experience for agents and sellers after a busy and successful first quarter.“I’m not sure why, but things certainly slowed down again in this second quarter,” Mr Matheson said.“But that said, the market is still going steady.“We’re still making some good sales and there’s still strong interest from buyers and investors.”Real Estate Institute of Queensland zone chair Damien Keyes said Core Logic’s figures came as no surprise.“I agree with the percentage but at the same time I’m not overly concerned as Townsville has been doing it tough for a long time yet continues to power ahead,” he said.“We’ve actually had a good second quarter and started a hot buyers list — those are people who are ready to buy, ready to sign contracts once the right home becomes available.“While houses may be selling at a loss, the key thing is they are selling and I do believe there are busier months ahead as people get ready to move and transfer to Townsville at the end of the year.”
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Ireland will face world and European champions Spain in New York this summer, the Football Association of Ireland have confirmed. Manager, Giovanni Trapattoni said: “I am looking forward to playing this match in New York. Our team is evolving and showing a lot of promise. “The recent games demonstrated that our players have serious potential. Matches against opposition like England, Georgia and Spain are very helpful to that development and great preparation for our important competitive fixtures in June, September and October.” Press Association Giovanni Trapattoni’s Boys in Green will play Spain at the home of the New York Yankees, one of the city’s Major League Baseball franchises, on June 11. It will be the last of four consecutive fixtures for the men’s senior team, with them also facing England at Wembley on May 29, Georgia in an international friendly in Dublin on June 2 and the Faroe Islands in a home 2014 World Cup qualifier five days later.