Day: June 21, 2020

Why Some Remote Workers Might Get Hit by Surprise Taxes

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Following widespread office closures and stay-at-home orders, Americans are now working in new locations, sometimes in new states.

Other front-line workers have traveled to pandemic hot spots to help care for the sick and support the health care response. Still others are providing services, such as telemedicine, remotely.

These new work arrangements could ensnare unsuspecting individuals and businesses in new and complicated tax obligations.

A few states have helped to protect workers by issuing guidance that remote work during the pandemic will be considered in-office work for tax purposes.

However, because so few states have independently moved to protect taxpayers, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., has proposed a federal bill that would limit states’ ability to tax the income of people temporarily working from a remote location during the pandemic and in the future.

Now is the time for states to step up and

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‘I used to hate road cycling, now I design biking gear’

The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to Remi Clermont, co-founder and co-owner of cycling clothing company Cafe du Cycliste.

When Remi Clermont was a teenager, he was embarrassed that his father liked going road cycling.

By road cycling, he means riding around on the type of bike you see in the Tour de France – “drop handlebars” that sweep downwards, and thin tyres.

Despite Remi being born and raised in the Alsace region of eastern France, and road biking being one of the country’s most popular sports, his young self just didn’t like it.

“My friends and I, all the kids, were into mountain biking at the time (the early 1990s),” says the 44-year-old. “Road biking was seen as very boring. I was almost ashamed when I told friends that my dad was into it.”

Remi loved cycling

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Phoebe Bridgers’ Mother, Jamie Bridgers, Finds Her Own Voice Doing Alternative Comedy

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Jamie Bridgers spent enough time nurturing her daughter and nudging her toward the career she has now — which is, for lack of a better term, rock star — that it make sense she’d pay as close attention as any Phoebe Bridgers fan would to the finer points of her sophomore album, “Punisher,” which came out Friday. Of course, as a mother, Jamie may be more on the lookout than others to see whether any interpersonal family dynamics snuck into her 25-year-old daughter’s often frank, sometimes enigmatic lyrics.

Admits Jamie, “I’m enough of a narcissist that when I listened to the new record, I was like, ‘Am I the Punisher? Phoebe, am I the Punisher?’ She goes, ‘No, mom.’ But of course, I was like, oh my God, no, am I? Every once in a while she’ll have to remind me: ‘Everything’s not

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Homicide in Seattle autonomous zone being investigated; Floyd mural vandalized

Police are investigating a homicide inside the Seattle autonomous zone. The shooting Saturday morning left one person dead and another hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

Elsewhere, a mural of George Floyd in Salt Lake City was vandalized as San Francisco considers the future of statues and park art after protesters tore down statues.

On Saturday, President Donald Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma hosted a smaller-than-usual crowd, with empty seats in the 19,000-capacity BOK Center.

Trump’s campaign canceled planned outdoor speeches before his rally. Campaign spokesperson Tim Murtaugh said the cancelation was because of protests outside. But journalists on the ground refuted seeing large numbers of individuals turned away due to protesters.

A closer look at some recent developments:

  • Seattle Police are investigating a homicide that happened early Saturday in which one person was killed and another in critical condition in Seattle’s “Capitol Hill Occupied Protest,” or (CHOP) zone.

  • One man is

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SC protesters urged to ‘get tested immediately’ for COVID-19 after organizers get sick

The organizer behind several protests at South Carolina’s State House is urging people who have participated to get tested for COVID-19.

Several protesters at the marches in downtown Columbia — in addition to similar events in Charleston and Greenville — have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to organizer Lawrence Nathaniel.

“We are asking you please go get tested immediately,” Nathaniel said Sunday on Facebook.

Anyone who was at any of the events between May 30 and June 17 should get a COVID-19 test, Nathaniel said.

Lawrence Nathaniel speaks during the Public Defenders March for Black Lives demonstration in Downtown Columbia, South Carolina on Monday, June 8, 2020. Nathaniel has organized protests in the weeks following George Floyd’s death in police custody.
Lawrence Nathaniel speaks during the Public Defenders March for Black Lives demonstration in Downtown Columbia, South Carolina on Monday, June 8, 2020. Nathaniel has organized protests in the weeks following George Floyd’s death in police custody.

Four organizers of the I Can’t Breathe SC protests confirmed they tested positive, along with at least six protesters, and three photographers, Nathaniel said in a video.

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Where can I buy an at-home coronavirus test and how much does one cost?

As coronavirus testing has ramped up across the country, some companies have made it possible for the average American to adminster a test from the comfort of their own home.

At home tests are approved by the Food and Drug Administration and are performed either by nasal swab or saliva collection.

Below are some of the companies who offer at-home coronavirus tests and how much each one costs:

SECOND CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN NOT NEEDED IN STATES WITH SPIKING CASE NUMBERS: DR. INGLESBY

Pixel by LabCorp

Pixel by LabCorp offers an at-home coronavirus test kit for $119, but those who are eligible may be able to get it at no upfront cost either through their insurance plan or through funding from the federal government.

To order a test kit, customers are asked to take an online survey which will ask you questions on symptoms you are feeling related to COVID-19. The test 

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41 Things to Do to Before Lockdown Ends

Photo credit: BartekSzewczyk/istockphoto
Photo credit: BartekSzewczyk/istockphoto

What Are You Waiting For?

As states and cities begin to ease restrictions on social isolation and public activities, many Americans are looking forward to returning to the everyday activities the Covid-19 pandemic put a stop to. But there are days (if not weeks) remaining of staying close to home, which means it’s time to tackle some of those items on your to-do list that you’ve somehow managed to avoid completing. Don’t fret; we’ve done the hard work and put together a list of projects, pastimes, and pursuits to keep you and your family engaged and entertained. Get to it!

Related: Ways to Help During the Coronavirus Crisis in All 50 States

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Photo credit: CasarsaGuru/istockphoto

Tune Into Meditation

It seems simple enough — so simple, in fact, you probably aren’t doing it, or got bored when you did. Given that meditation can reduce anxiety and promote emotional

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Homicide in Seattle autonomous zone being investigated; Trump rally draws smaller-than-expected crowds

Police are investigating a homicide inside the Seattle autonomous zone. The shooting Saturday morning left one person dead and another hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

President Donald Trump’s Saturday rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma hosted a smaller-than-usual crowd, with empty seats in the 19,000-capacity BOK Center.

Trump’s campaign canceled planned outdoor speeches before his rally.Campaign spokesperson Tim Murtaugh said the cancelation was because of protests outside. But journalists on the ground refuted seeing large numbers of individuals turned away due to protesters.

Trump had initially planned a campaign rally in Tulsa on Friday but later rescheduled to Saturday after learning about the significance of Juneteenth. The city is also where a white mob destroyed the “Black Wall Street” in 1921. 

A closer look at some recent developments:

  • Seattle Police are investigating a homicide that happened early Saturday in which one person was killed and another in critical condition in Seattle’s “Capitol Hill

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Trumpworld strategies post-Tulsa: Blame and hope

WASHINGTON — It was supposed to be the moment President Donald Trump restarted his campaign and got on the offensive, with time slipping away before voting begins. Instead, Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, became one more in a string of unforced errors, leaving his campaign now searching for a reboot to the reboot.

In the hours after the event, advisers and Republican strategists admitted the night was a flop and a missed opportunity to shift the momentum into Trump’s direction — and said it was unclear when there might be another rally. Still, they insisted there was plenty of time to recover from the images of a thinly filled arena, headlines about infected aides and a speech that failed to hit on the most pressing issues with voters.

“This was a bad night for our effort,” said one senior adviser. “Hardly a deal-breaker, lots of time to go, many miles

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Up next, recap & links

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RECAP: JUNE 21

Host: Jane Pauley

WATCH THE FULL JUNE 21 EPISODE!

THEME: “Abblasen”: A trio of trumpets (Video)Our welcome-to-summer comes from Austin and Braden Frandino (sons of “Sunday Morning” editor Joseph Frandino), along with their University of Connecticut trumpet professor Louis Hanzlik, performing “Abblasen.”

        HEADLINES: Back on campaign trail, Trump dismisses COVID testing (Video)In Tulsa,

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