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2018

June

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Common Scams: Recognizing and avoiding fraud Cover

Common Scams: Recognizing and avoiding fraud.

This compendium of widely perpetrated scams provides details about how common scams are carried out, how consumers can avoid them, and where to report different types of scam attempts. It is intended for use with the “Just Say No to Scams” consumer guide.

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Just Say No to Scams - Seminar Lesson Plan and Class Activities Cover

Just Say No to Scams - Seminar Lesson Plan and Class Activities.

This downloadable packet guides community educators through a two-hour presentation on recognizing and avoiding scams. In addition to the lesson plan (to be used in conjunction with the downloadable PowerPoint presentation), the packet includes exercises, resources and a class evaluation form.

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Just Say No to Scams - PowerPoint Training Slides Cover

Just Say No to Scams - PowerPoint Training Slides.

This downloadable PowerPoint presentation is designed to be used in conjunction with the “Just Say No to Scams’” lesson plan. The slides provide a visual component to the training that helps to engage learners and improve retention.

April

04
Micro business: Preparing for success (Spanish) Cover

Micro business: Preparing for success (Spanish).

El abrir una pequeña empresa o microempresa puede ser la clave del éxito profesional y financiero a largo plazo. Pero dado que muchas empresas no pasan de los primeros años, convertirse en empresario no es una decisión a la ligera. Esta guía explica el proceso de planificación y lanzamiento de una microempresa, desde la estimación de costos y ganancias y la búsqueda de financiamiento hasta la identificación de requisitos legales y profesionales (seguros, teneduría de libros, asesoramiento comercial, etc.) y el comercio por Internet.

March

29
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Micro Business: Preparing for success (Vietnamese).

Bắt đầu bằng một doanh thương nhỏ - hay tiểu thương- có thể là chìa khoá dẫn đến một doanh thương chuyên nghiệp lâu bền và phát đạt. Nhưng vì có nhiều doanh thương không sống nổi sau năm năm, vì thế muốn trở thành một thương nhân, quý vị cần có quyết định nghiêm túc. Bản hướng dẫn này giải thích về tiến trình hoạch định và khai trương một doanh thương nhỏ, từ ước tính phí tổn/thâu nhập và tìm nguồn tiền trợ giúp đến hiểu biết về các nhu cầu pháp lý và chuyên gia (bảo hiểm, kế toán, cố vấn thương mại, v.v.) và buôn bán trên mạng điện toán.

Starting a very small—or micro—business can be the key to long-term professional and financial success. But since many businesses do not make it past the first few years, becoming an entrepreneur is not a decision to make lightly. This guide explains the process of planning and launching a micro business, from estimating costs/earnings and finding funding to identifying legal and professional needs (insurance, bookkeeping, business advice, etc.) and doing business on the internet.

February

28
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Job Training Programs Quiz.

Use this game to help teach groups of learners about the pitfalls of for-profit job training programs and the advantages of other options.

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Get Credit for Your Hard Work (2018 Tax Year) (Vietnamese) Cover

Get Credit for Your Hard Work (2018 Tax Year) (Vietnamese) Người làm lương ít có thể nhận lại thuế liên bang EITC.

Tiền được trả về từ thuế thâu nhập EITC (The Earned Income Tax Credit) giúp những người lao động và gia đình của họ có mức thâu nhập thấp nhận thêm tiền thuế trả về khi họ khai thuế liên bang. Nội dung ấn bản này bao gồm các quy định cho mùa thuế 2018.

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) helps low-income, working taxpayers and families get more money back when they file their federal income tax return. This publication contains EITC guidelines for the 2018 tax year.

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Get Credit for Your Hard Work (2018 Tax Year) (Chinese) Low income working taxpayers may qualify for the Federal EITC.

工薪退稅優惠(EITC) 有助於低收入工作納稅人及家庭在申報聯邦所得稅時得到更多的退稅。本手冊包含2017年稅務年度的低收入者工薪退稅優惠(EITC)指標。

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) helps low income, working taxpayers and families get more money back when they file their federal income tax forms.This publication contains EITC guidelines for the 2018 tax year.

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Get Credit for Your Hard Work (2018 Tax Year) (Korean) Low-income working taxpayers may qualify for the federal EITC.

근로 소득세액 공제(The Earned Income Tax Credit, EITC)는 저소득 근로계층 납세자들과 가족들이 연방 소득세 신고를 할때 보다 많은 환불을 받을 수 있도록 도와줍니다. 이 안내서는 2018년 과세연도의 EITC에 대한 정보를 담고 있습니다.

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) helps low-income, working taxpayers and families get more money back when they file their federal income tax return. This publication contains EITC guidelines for the 2018 tax year.

January

25
Get Credit for Your Hard Work (2018 Tax Year) (Spanish) Cover

Get Credit for Your Hard Work (2018 Tax Year) (Spanish) Los contribuyentes activos de bajos ingresos pueden calificar para el Crédito Tributario por Ingreso del Trabajo (EITC).

El Crédito Tributario por Ingreso del Trabajo (EITC, siglas de Earned Income Tax Credit) ayuda a los contribuyentes activos de bajos ingresos y a sus familias a recibir más dinero en reembolsos cuando presentan su declaración federal de impuestos. Esta publicación contiene las pautas establecidas para el año impositivo 2018.

 

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