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Raton, Vermejo among environmental award winners


City of Raton, Water Resources According to a press release from ...
up to make sure Lake Maloya would remain a viable water supply and recreational lake. New Mexico’s state fish, the Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout, has declined significantly over the ...

Sexy Swimsuits


Fans push to preserve Jim Morrison's New Mexico home Fans push to preserve Jim Morrison's ...
she does it all from her modest, but chic little Boca Raton boutique called "Serendipity Consignment." Lisa Stark is the kind of woman every Miami fashionista ...

Jesse Lafser pours her soul into songs of the plains


she remembers a bit of road in Northern New Mexico. “That first tour I took out West, completely alone in my Jeep, was really influential for me,” Lafser recalled. “The pinnacle of my experience was on the stretch of highway between Taos and Raton.

Carson Henry Creecy, Jr.


Lt. Creecy (Ret.) passed away on April 29, 2015 at the Sam Rayburn Memorial Veterans Center. He was born on December 23, 1930 in Raton, New Mexico, the son of Carson Henry Creecy Sr. and Ollie Stewart Creecy. He married Dorothy Lee Roberts on July 8 ...

Jesse Lafser adds a twist of New Mexico inspiration


Jesse Lafser found inspiration for her new album in New Mexico. It was while driving from Taos to Raton. “I just saw buffalo roaming,” she says. “I was the only person on the road and it was scary but also very beautiful.” Lafser’s new album is ...

Another New Mexico bank changes its name, launches new branding


First National Bank of New Mexico is now FNB New Mexico ...
Branding at the bank's six locations in Angel Fire, Clayton, Logan, Raton, Santa Rosa and Tucumcari will take place over the next 60 days.

Late April snow falls in northern New Mexico


Parts of northern New Mexico woke up to snow on the ground and chilly temperatures ...
We could see travel trouble up through Raton Pass, where a Winter Storm Warning remains until 6 p.m. for 5-10 inches of snow. Highs today will only hit 40s and 50s ...

Severe Weather Shifts to Houston, New Orleans on Monday


The air will be so cold that snow will fall in the mountains of Colorado and New Mexico, even into the lower elevations near the eastern border of these two states. The snow threatens to create slow travel on the stretch of I-25 from Raton, New Mexico ...

Scientists say oil and gas drilling triggers earthquakes in New Mexico


New Mexico (KRQE) – New Mexico is feeling more and more earthquakes ...
The review landed areas like Raton to the north and Dagger Draw down south near Carlsbad on the list. “Most of them that people are feeling are magnitudes 2.5 and greater range ...

Track Fire, Burning Near Raton, New Mexico, Has Expanded Rapidly And Crossed The Border Into Colorado


The fire blazing through Raton, New Mexico has tripled in size overnight and has crossed the border into Colorado, Tuesday morning. The Huffington Post/AP reported earlier that the Raton wildfire fanned by high winds forced hundreds of people from their ...

Video: Dukes of Hazzard’s General Lee car rides in Palm Beach County


John Zeilinga is just a good ol’ boy, never meaning no harm. In his short-sleeve blue plaid shirt, rugged jeans and boots, he’s classic Luke Duke — or rather, a beefier version, say, Luke Duke’s line…

Baseball: Park Vista, Boca Raton move up in national poll


Park Vista and Boca Raton are the only two nationally ranked baseball teams in Palm Beach County, but one will be eliminated from the playoffs this week. Boca Raton and Park Vista will face off for t…

SCUBA diver discovers Triceratops in South Inlet Part Boca Raton Florida


For all of the latest scuba diving news across Florida click on any of the tabs below. Areas covered include Miami, The Keys and a special news update for sharks and shark attacks Latest Scuba Divin…

A Grand Entrance in Boca Raton, FL


Two lovely young ladies were our guests of honor in Boca Raton, FL. We had such fantastic time sharing in their excitement while driving Bonnie around beautiful Mizner Park. We were met with a friendl…

Site de Laval Laveur Raton Exterminateur Service Laval QC


Originally posted on #RAT-CATCHER Quebec Extermination Raton Exterminator BATS: Site de Laval Laveur Raton Exterminateur Service Laval QC Exterminateur Raton Laveur Montreal #RAT-CATCHER Quebec Exterm…

Baseball: Boca Raton jumps ahead of Park Vista in state rankings


For the first time this season, Park Vista is not the top-ranked Palm Beach County team in the Theprepzone.com state baseball poll. Park Vista leads the season series with Boca Raton 2-1. (Photo by R…

Brown Fat Injections Reverse Weight Gain in Obese Mice


There is hope for those of us battling weight gain and obesity. An article appeared this week in the journal Endocrinology discussing the research of Wanzhu Jin, PhD, of the Chinese Academy of Science…

Physical Therapy as Effective as Surgery in Lumbar Spinal Stenosis


Anthony Delitto, PT, PhD and colleagues at the University of Pittsburgh published an article in the April 7, 2015 Annals of Internal Medicine documenting that at the two year mark, physical therapy wa…

Baseball: Boca Raton rises, Park Vista falls in national rankings


Boca Raton beat Park Vista to win the District 10-8A title last week, but it wasn’t enough for the Bobcats to leap over the Cobras in the latest MaxPreps Xcellent 25 National Baseball Rankings release…

New York Giants’ Star Jason Pierre-Paul Lists Boca Raton Home for $2 Million


New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul relentlessly sacks quarterbacks for a living. He even sacked his Boca Raton, Florida home, ripping it out to the skeleton and completely remodeling it …




SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR RATON

Protect Your Business in RATON NEW MEXICO from Spring Weather Threats

This winter has been particularly harsh for businesses in the northeast and parts of the southern U.S., as record snowfalls and frigid temperatures forced many companies to close their doors for several days.

Many parts of the country are bracing for possible spring floods that may follow when the snow melts. Meanwhile, April through June is the peak time for tornadoes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Southeast, Midwest, the Gulf States and the South Central region are particularly vulnerable to these dangerous windstorms.

Now is a good time to make a plan to protect your clients, customers and your business for the threats caused by spring storms and floods. Join the U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery on Tuesday, March 10 at 2 p.m. EDT for a free webinar on best practices for mitigating spring weather risks. These preparedness tips are based on real-life recovery experiences from business owners.

The SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies through its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit www.preparemybusiness.org to access previous webinars and for additional preparedness tips.

The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov/disaster.

WHAT: “Preparing for Severe Spring Weather” - A presentation from Agility CEO Bob Boyd, followed by a question and answer session.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 2 –3 p.m. EDT
HOW:

Space is limited. Register at http://agil.me/springprepsba

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Seven steps to keep your phone number when changing provider in RATON NEW MEXICO

With a simple phone call you can reach someone who has not contacted in a while. This is one reason why many people prefer to keep their telephone number when they change provider or telephone company.

You can keep your local phone number or mobile if it remains within the United States. But before finalizing any changes, you should follow some suggestions:

1. Verify that you have completed your contract , if you have one supplier. Otherwise, the current company may charge you a penalty.

2. Contact the new provider to start the transfer number.

3. Make sure the provider can keep your current phone number.

4. Verify that there are no additional charges for service change. If so, try to reach an agreement with the supplier.

5. Read through the terms and conditions of the new contract before signing.

6. Provide the new phone company your 10-digit number and any other required, as your customer account number, access code and your 5-digit zip code information.

7. Cancel the previous service after obtaining the service with your new provider. Try to do the day of your closing date to avoid monthly outstanding balance.

Note: You can also transfer a local phone number to a mobile phone, but this process can take longer. Check with your supplier before making the change.

What can you do if you have some problems to transfer your number

If the provider can not solve it, you can file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission by calling 1-888-225-5322 (English) 1-888-835-5322 (TTY for hearing impaired), or through Internet (in English).

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Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day in RATON NEW MEXICO

The U.S. Treasury Department’s State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) today released a new Quarterly Report detailing how the program continues to help small businesses grow and create jobs. Since the beginning of the program, the Treasury Department has disbursed more than $1.1 billion to participating states.

The Internal Revenue Service is partnering with community-based organizations across the country to promote Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day, an effort to alert millions of low and moderate-income workers who may be missing out on a significant tax credit that can be as much as $6,000.

Millions of workers who earned $52,427 or less last year may qualify for EITC for the first time in 2015, making awareness of the credit critical. About a third of the people eligible for EITC fluctuate each year based on changes to their marital, parental and financial status. All across the United States, local officials and community organizations are holding events highlighting this key benefit.

“About four out of five eligible workers and families get the credit they earned. That leaves millions missing EITC every year,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. “It’s an important credit and one of the government’s best tools to fight poverty.”

Last year, almost 28 million eligible workers and families received $66 billion total in EITC, with an average EITC amount of $2,400.

The IRS website is a valuable first stop to help taxpayers get it right this filing season, from information on claiming the EITC, to learning about the Affordable Care Act (known as the health care law), to finding free tax help. The IRS encourages everyone to use the EITC Assistant on IRS.gov/eitc, an interactive tool to find out if they are eligible for the credit. The IRS website also provides helpful information on the health care law and how it may affect tax returns at IRS.gov/aca. There is also an interactive tool that helps individuals determine if they are eligible for the premium tax credit. And qualified taxpayers may also find a free tax return preparation site on IRS.gov/vita.

The amount of EITC varies depending on income, family size and filing status. Those who work for someone else or those who run a business or farm and who earned $52,427 or less during 2014 could receive larger refunds if they qualify for the EITC. This could mean up to $496 in EITC for people without children, and a maximum credit of up to $6,143 for those with three or more qualifying children.

The EITC is refundable. This means those eligible may get a refund from the IRS even if they owe no tax or had no taxes withheld from their paycheck.

Workers potentially eligible to claim the credit should visit IRS.gov/eitc to learn if they qualify, how to claim the credit and more. The EITC Assistant will also determine their filing status, if they have a qualifying child or children and estimate the amount of the EITC they could get. If an individual doesn’t qualify for EITC, the Assistant explains why and a summary of the results can be printed.

Get the Credit — How to Claim the EITC

To get the EITC, workers must file a tax return, even if they are not legally required to file, and specifically claim the credit. Free tax help is available to those eligible for the EITC:

The Internal Revenue Service is partnering with community-based organizations across the country to promote Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day, an effort to alert millions of low and moderate-income workers who may be missing out on a significant tax credit that can be as much as $6,000.

Millions of workers who earned $52,427 or less last year may qualify for EITC for the first time in 2015, making awareness of the credit critical. About a third of the people eligible for EITC fluctuate each year based on changes to their marital, parental and financial status. All across the United States, local officials and community organizations are holding events highlighting this key benefit.

“About four out of five eligible workers and families get the credit they earned. That leaves millions missing EITC every year,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. “It’s an important credit and one of the government’s best tools to fight poverty.”

Last year, almost 28 million eligible workers and families received $66 billion total in EITC, with an average EITC amount of $2,400.

The IRS website is a valuable first stop to help taxpayers get it right this filing season, from information on claiming the EITC, to learning about the Affordable Care Act (known as the health care law), to finding free tax help. The IRS encourages everyone to use the EITC Assistant on IRS.gov/eitc, an interactive tool to find out if they are eligible for the credit. The IRS website also provides helpful information on the health care law and how it may affect tax returns at IRS.gov/aca. There is also an interactive tool that helps individuals determine if they are eligible for the premium tax credit. And qualified taxpayers may also find a free tax return preparation site on IRS.gov/vita.

The amount of EITC varies depending on income, family size and filing status. Those who work for someone else or those who run a business or farm and who earned $52,427 or less during 2014 could receive larger refunds if they qualify for the EITC. This could mean up to $496 in EITC for people without children, and a maximum credit of up to $6,143 for those with three or more qualifying children.

The EITC is refundable. This means those eligible may get a refund from the IRS even if they owe no tax or had no taxes withheld from their paycheck.

Workers potentially eligible to claim the credit should visit IRS.gov/eitc to learn if they qualify, how to claim the credit and more. The EITC Assistant will also determine their filing status, if they have a qualifying child or children and estimate the amount of the EITC they could get. If an individual doesn’t qualify for EITC, the Assistant explains why and a summary of the results can be printed.

Get the Credit — How to Claim the EITC

To get the EITC, workers must file a tax return, even if they are not legally required to file, and specifically claim the credit. Free tax help is available to those eligible for the EITC:

  • Free File on IRS.gov. Free brand-name tax software walks people through a question and answer format to help them prepare their returns and claim every credit and deduction for which they are eligible. Free File also provides online versions of IRS paper forms, an option called Free File Fillable Forms which is best suited for taxpayers comfortable preparing their own returns.

  • Free tax preparation sites. EITC-eligible workers can seek free tax preparation at thousands of Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) sites. Taxpayers can locate the nearest site using a search tool on IRS.gov or through the IRS2go smartphone application.

    It is important for taxpayers to bring along all the required documents and information to make sure they get the EITC they deserve. Also, those who bought coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace should receive Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace Statement, from their Marketplace in early February. It’s important to also bring the Form 1095-A to the volunteer site. Any taxpayer who does not receive it by early February should contact their Marketplace, not the IRS. The IRS will not have access to the information on the form.

Like last year, the IRS expects to issue more than nine out of 10 refunds within 21 days. The IRS reminds taxpayers that the fastest way to get a refund is to e-file their tax return and choose direct deposit. It takes longer to process paper returns. Because of budget cuts resulting in a smaller staff, it will likely take an additional week or more to process paper returns, meaning that those refunds are expected to be issued in seven weeks or more. Taxpayers can track the status of their refund with the “Where’s My Refund?” tool available on IRS.gov or on IRS2go.

Similar Benefits Available Through the Health Care Law

The Affordable Care Act requires that a taxpayer and each member of his or her family have qualifying health insurance coverage for each month of the year, qualify for an exemption from the coverage requirement, or make an individual shared responsibility payment when filing a federal income tax return.

Premium Tax Credits: If taxpayers bought coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace, they should receive Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace Statement from their Marketplace by early February. They should save this form because it has important information needed to complete their tax returns. 

If a taxpayer is expecting to receive Form 1095-A and has not received it by early February, they should contact the Marketplace where the coverage was purchased. Due to the fact that the IRS does not have this information, it is recommended that taxpayers contact the appropriate marketplace.

Anyone who benefited from advance payments of the premium tax credit must file a federal income tax return. The taxpayer will need to reconcile those advance payments with the amount of premium tax credit they’re entitled to based on actual income. As a result, some people may see a smaller or larger tax refund or tax liability than they were expecting. When filing their return, taxpayers will use IRS Form 8962, Premium Tax Credit (PTC), to calculate the premium tax credit and reconcile the credit with any advance payments.

Reporting requirements: Most taxpayers will simply check a box on their tax return to indicate that each member of their family had qualifying health coverage for the whole year. No further action is required. Qualifying health insurance coverage includes coverage under most, but not all, types of health care coverage plans. Taxpayers can use the chart on IRS.gov/aca to find out if their insurance counts as qualifying coverage.  

Exemptions: A taxpayer may be eligible to claim an exemption from the requirement to have coverage. If eligible for an exemption, the taxpayer will need to complete the new IRS Form 8965, Health Coverage Exemptions and attach it to their return. The individual must apply for some exemptions through the Health Insurance Marketplace.  However, most of the exemptions are easily obtained from the IRS when filing a tax return.  

Individual Shared Responsibility Payment: If an individual does not have qualifying coverage or an exemption for each month of the year, they will need to make an individual shared responsibility payment when filing their return for choosing not to purchase coverage. Examples and information about figuring the payment are available on the IRS Calculating the Payment page. More information about the Affordable Care Act and the 2014 income tax return is available at IRS.gov/aca.

Get It Right

Taxpayers are responsible for the accuracy of their tax return even if someone else preparers it for them. The rules for EITC are complicated. The IRS urges taxpayers to seek help if they are unsure of their eligibility, whether from a paid tax professional or at a free tax return preparation site. Deliberate errors can have lasting impact on future eligibility to claim EITC and leave taxpayers with a penalty.

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