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Tax Tuesday: Side Hustles

More than 44 million Americans have a side job. That makes their taxes a bit more complicated. Mark Nichols, a member of the Massachusetts Society of CPAs, gives some advice on NECN's recurring Tax Tuesday segment. Watch the clip here.

2018-04-20T14:48:32+00:00April 20th, 2018|NECN|

Boston’s Brand as Tech Destination is Muddled

Simon Taylor, CEO of HYCU Software, says Boston’s brand as a tech destination is muddled – unlike Silicon Valley with its customer-facing tech giants and free-spirited venture capitalists. Boston allows itself to be perceived as bland and fragmented in terms of tech. But when you dig a little deeper, it’s clear that Boston is world class [...]

2018-04-20T14:40:03+00:00April 20th, 2018|Commonwealth Magazine|

Building a Future With YouthBuild

John Valverde, the YouthBuild CEO describes the non-profit that focuses on unemployed, low-income young adults who earn their high school diplomas while building affordable housing. Plus he shares his own personal and inspirational story-from incarceration to CEO. Full video here

2022-03-15T16:49:32+00:00July 21st, 2017|NECN|

New public finance funding sources spark transparency concerns

A decreased reliance on bonds to finance capital investments has created a need for more municipal market research tools to analyze alternative forms of public financing, according to industry experts. New issue bonds fell 25% between 2005 and 2016 in nominal dollars, according to the Mergent Fixed Income database presented at the Brookings Institution's sixth [...]

2022-03-15T16:49:32+00:00July 18th, 2017|Bond Buyer|

Thirty years of progress

The Partnership recently celebrated its 30th anniversary at its leadership summit weekend on the Vineyard. Approximately 360 of the commonwealth’s most successful and culturally diverse business leaders, CEOs, and other corporate professionals gathered to hear speakers, take part in relevant discussions surrounding diversity, and network under the tents on the grounds of the future Martha’s [...]

2022-03-15T16:49:32+00:00June 21st, 2017|Martha’s Vineyard Times|

IRS, DOR undermining Earned Income Tax Credit

In the midst of new proposals for a major tax system overhaul, there’s one tax policy almost everyone agrees has been highly effective: the Earned Income Tax Credit. It delivers significant financial relief to working families while providing financial incentive to work. In 2015, the average credit was $3,186 for families with children. How disappointing, then, [...]

2017-06-22T16:36:29+00:00June 4th, 2017|Commonwealth Magazine|

Trump budget cuts threaten second chances

Years ago, while at a board meeting with my construction colleagues at the Homebuilders Association of Louisville, I met three very special local students. I was blown away by their drive and confidence as they shared their personal stories of overcoming challenges in their young lives. I wondered, where did they find the inner strength to tell their [...]

2022-03-15T16:49:32+00:00May 30th, 2017|USA Today|
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