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SBA Approves First Six Lenders to Start Making Community Advantage Loans

SBA Approves First Six Lenders to Start Making Community Advantage Loans

Community-based, mission-focused lenders will start accepting loan applications from small business borrowers immediately. The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved an initial group of six community-based, continue reading »

e-File Record; More than 100 Million e-Filed Returns So Far This Year

e-File Record; More than 100 Million e-Filed Returns So Far This Year

With the tax deadline arriving tonight, the Internal Revenue Service announced taxpayers set a record this weekend for e-filed tax returns, topping 100 million for the first time. continue reading »

Free Online Tax Filing For Low/Moderate Income Families Supported by Walmart Foundation

Free Online Tax Filing For Low/Moderate Income Families Supported by Walmart Foundation

With Tax Day looming and consumer stress levels rising, I wanted to suggest a piece on the free online tax filing and tax prep services offered by MyFreeTaxes.com. continue reading »

CFPB and Attorneys General Presidential Initiative Group Release Joint Statement of Principles

Consumer Bureau, State Attorneys General Partnership Will Help Better Protect American Consumers of Financial Products and Services from Unlawful Acts and Practices continue reading »

PERSONAL FINANCE: Don’t Fall Prey to the 2011 Dirty Dozen Tax Scams

PERSONAL FINANCE: Don’t Fall Prey to the 2011 Dirty Dozen Tax Scams

Hiding income in offshore accounts, identity theft, return preparer fraud, and filing false or misleading tax forms top the annual list of “dirty dozen” tax scams in 2011, the Internal Revenue Service announced today. continue reading »

Tax Cut Calculator

Tax Cut Calculator

At the end of last year, the President signed a law that kept the 2001 and 2003 middle-class tax cuts from expiring - preventing the typical working family from facing a tax increase - and extended unemployment insurance to ensure at least 7 million Americans continue reading »

MBDA Business Center Solicitation Spring 2011

The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) has announced a solicitation for competitive applications from prospective candidates to operate MBDA Business Centers (MBC) in the following three locations: continue reading »

SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE: SBA expands Commercial Real Estate Refinancing

SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE: SBA expands Commercial Real Estate Refinancing

Small business owners with eligible commercial real estate mortgages maturing after Dec. 31, 2012, will be able to secure more stable, long-term financing through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s temporary 504 refinancing program as a result of a change that will be published in The Federal Register by April 6. continue reading »

New Online Toolkit Improves Access for SBA Lenders

New Online Toolkit Improves Access for SBA Lenders

Small business lenders now have access to more in-depth information and resources on U.S. Small Business Administration loan programs through the new Lender Toolkit on the agency’s recently redesigned website. continue reading »

Obama Administration: Funds for CT, MO, and VT to Spur at Least $534 Million in New Small Businesses

Obama Administration: Funds for CT, MO, and VT to Spur at Least $534 Million in New Small Businesses

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced the approval of State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) applications from Connecticut, Missouri, and Vermont. continue reading »