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Is There Still a Marriage Tax Penalty?

The term “marriage penalty” in taxes refers to the situation that two people with the same income would pay more tax if they married and filed a joint return (MFJ) than if they stay single and file...

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Illinois Employers Can No Longer Ask Applicants About Salary History

A new law in Illinois is banning Illinois employers from asking job applications or their previous employers about salary history during the hiring process. The law will take effect by October 1,...

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New Illinois Law Makes It Easier for Illinoisans in Criminal Justice System to Get Job in Health Care Industry

Governor J.B. Pritzker is making an effort to ensure Illinoisans with criminal records have a better chance at finding employment.

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The Illinois Secure Choice Act

The Illinois Secure Choice Act states that employers in Illinois who are not exempt will be required to either have a retirement savings program in place for their workforce or register under the...

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Final Regulations on Charitable Contributions and State and Local Tax Credits

This June, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the IRS issued final regulations that require taxpayers to reduce their charitable contribution deduction by the amount of any state or local tax...

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How to Stay Focused at Work

An eight-hour work day can be filled with dozens of distractions. From emails to meetings to coworkers asking you questions, it can feel almost impossible to get everything you need to done. It’s...

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