In Memory of
Doris C. Rohrs, January 17, 2015

It was with sadness that we learned of the passing of Doris C. Rohrs, mother of Gary Rohrs. Doris was a former First Lady of IASM and MSA.

A memorial service was held Friday, Jan. 23, at the First Baptist Church, 500 W. Truman Road, Independence. A private internment followed at Woodlawn Cemetery, Independence, MO.



Federal Reserve Won’t Raise Interest Rates Before June, at Earliest

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve kept its options open on Wednesday, signaling that it would not raise short-term interest rates any earlier than June, while leaving unresolved how much longer it       might be willing to wait before lifting its benchmark rate from near zero, where the central bank has held it for more than six years. Read More:


This Week In Labor: January 28, 2015

This week we cover the following topics:

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Workers' Memorial Fund

Scam Alert: Email Phishing Attempts

Quick Guide for New Employers

Quarterly Contribution and Wage Reports

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Identity Theft a Major Concern on the IRS Annual “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams to Avoid


IR-2015-07, Jan. 26, 2015
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today issued a filing season alert warning taxpayers to watch out for identity theft at tax time, one of the year’s “Dirty Dozen” tax scams. The IRS continues to aggressively pursue the criminals that file fraudulent returns using someone else’s Social Security number. Read More:


The Shrinking American Middle Class

JAN. 26, 2015

The middle class, if defined as households making between $35,000 and $100,000 a year, shrank in the final decades of the 20th century. Read More:


Budget cuts may force IRS furlough days again

On Tuesday, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen issued a message to IRS employees outlining the steps the IRS will have to take to deal with the budget cuts Congress enacted late last year, giving the IRS $10.9 billion in funding, a reduction of $346 million from the previous fiscal year. Read More:


Details of the president’s State of the Union tax proposals

By Alistair M. Nevius, J.D.
January 20, 2015

President Barack Obama used Tuesday’s State of the Union address to announce that he will propose tax increases for higher-income individuals and provide tax relief for middle-class taxpayers. Read More:


Social Security to Expand Field Office Hours Nationwide

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Phone Scams Continue to be Serious Threat, Remain on IRS “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams for the 2015 Filing Season

IR-2015-05, Jan. 22, 2015
WASHINGTON — Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remain near the top of the annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams for the 2015 filing season, the Internal Revenue Service announced today. Read More:


TAX BULLETIIN 01/15/2015 [Edition 1, Volume 10]

File Electronically

Electronic filing is fast and easy. Missouri, in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), offers a joint federal and state filing of individual income and corporation income tax returns. Continue:


Free File Launches Today; Helps Taxpayers with New Health Care Law

IR-2015-04, Jan. 16, 2015
WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service and the Free File Alliance today announced the launch of Free File, which makes brand-name tax software products and electronic filing available to most taxpayers for free. Read More:


Missouri Employer News Quarterly January 16, 2015

Reminder for Businesses: Your Quarterly Contribution and Wage Reports are due January 31st. You can file your report online using USTAR. Read More:

St. Louis Chapter Meeting Notice

The next St. Louis Chapter meeting will be
“Monthly meetings are suspended until April, 2015”

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Kansas City Chapter Meeting Notice

The next Kansas City Chapter Meeting scheduled for
February 19, 2015

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Heart of the Ozarks Chapter

The next Heart of the Ozarks Chapter meeting will be
February 19, 2015

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2015 Tax Reference Manual for MO Legislators

Upcoming Events

Annual Convention
Cape Girardeau, MO
6/25/2015 thru 6/27/2015

Annual Accounting Seminar
Lake of the Ozarks, MO
9/28/2015 thru 9/29/2015

Bob Jennings 1040 Tax Seminar
St. Louis, MO
12/3/2015 thru 12/4/2015

12/1/16 thru 12/2/16
11/30/17 thru 12/1/17

Bob Jennings 1040 Tax Seminar
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12/3/2015 thru 12/4/2015

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11/30/17 thru 12/1/17

Bob Jennings 1040 Tax Seminar
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12/10/2015 thru 12/11/2015

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