Thursday, February 27, 2014

Need help signing up for health insurance?

Help is available at the Glenview Public Library

Assistance with signing up for health insurance on the Health Marketplace will be available at the Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Rd. 60025
-Sundays, March  9-23, 1-4:30.
-Saturday, March 15, 9:30-4:30.
-Tuesday, March 25, Noon-4:30.
Call the Library Reference Desk at 847-729-7500, ext. 7700 for more information. Check for quality ratings for the available plans.

IRS Reminds Individuals of Health Care Choices for 2014

Everyone has important decisions to make concerning health care coverage in 2014. Starting in 2014, you must choose to either have basic health insurance coverage (known as minimum essential coverage) for yourself and everyone in your family for each month or go without health care coverage for some or all of the year.

If you don’t maintain health insurance coverage, you will need to either seek an exemption or make an individual shared responsibility payment for the period that you are not covered with the 2014 income tax return you file in 2015.

If you purchase health insurance coverage through the Marketplace, you may be eligible for financial assistance including the premium tax credit, which will help lower the out-of-pocket cost of your monthly insurance premiums.  

For more information about the individual shared responsibility provision and the premium tax credit, visit Visit the Department of Health and Human Services at for more information about health insurance coverage options and the Health Insurance Marketplace, financial assistance and exemptions.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

IRS Releases the “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams for 2014

The Internal Revenue Service today issued its annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams, reminding taxpayers to use caution during tax season to protect themselves against a wide range of schemes ranging from identity theft to return preparer fraud.
The Dirty Dozen listing, compiled by the IRS each year, lists a variety of common scams taxpayers can encounter at any point during the year. But many of these schemes peak during filing season as people prepare their tax returns.  Leading the list this year are identity theft and telephone scams.  Find the complete list here.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Register & Earn CFP Credits: Taking the Pulse of the Recuperating U.S. Consumer

The Glenview Public Library subscribes to the electronic edition of Standard & Poors NetAdvantage, an online subscription available to our library card holders.  As part of S&P's customer education program, free webinars are being offered for Certified Financial Planners, educated investors, and anyone interested in learning more about managing their stock portfolio.  Simply click on the "Register Now" link to attend this online webinar.

You're Invited
ETF Analyst Hour Complimentary
Join us on Wednesday, February 19 at 11:00 AM ET for an informative interactive webinare focused onthe Consumer Discretionary sector with members of the S&P Captial IQ equity research team.  On this webinar, we'll focus on our investment outlook and stock recommendations across the sub-industry groups including media and enterainment, auto, retail, housing, hotels, gaming and others.
Tuna Amobi, CFA, media and entertainment analyst and team leader of the Consumer Discretionary group will resent S&P CaptialIQ's fundamental overview of the sector, share some key themes pertaining to our investment outlook, and showcase some of our top stock recommendations across the sector.  Todd Rosebluth will show you how to apply this knowledge on a day-to-day basis by incorporating select consumer discretionary ETFs into your portfolios.  Anthony Hohman will moderate the discussion and higlight S&P Captial IQ's holdings-based ETF research methodology.
The research reports of the consumer discretionary and ETFs discussed will be made available to all attendees during the presentation.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Social Media Mentoring

Thanks to those who came out to learn more about social media on Saturday morning! If you'd like to see more one-on-one programs for using social media sites like facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, (and more) let us know! You can comment here on our blog or tell us in person. We need feedback from patrons to continue offering the best technology workshops.

 To view a presentation about using Pinterest, you can click here.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Check Your Income Tax Refund Status Electronically

Get up-to-date information on the status of your Income Tax Refund using Where's My Refund? online or the IRS2Go mobile app. Where's My Refund? is updated once every 24 hours, usually overnight. Refunds are generally issued within 21 days after the IRS receives your tax return.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Taxable and Nontaxable Income

The IRS provides a series of Tax Tips on video.  Check out this tip on Taxable and Nontaxable Income.