Average tax refund for 2011 is up $70: CRA

IE Staff Related news Canadians plan to use tax refunds to pay down debt: poll Ottawa sitting on $730 million stockpile of uncashed taxes, benefits A tax refund isn’t a ‘windfall’ — it’s a sign of poor tax planning The average refund for the 2011 tax-filing season is more than $1,580-an increase of about $70 per person since last year, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) said Friday. Figures released by the CRA illustrate the growing popularity of electronic filing. Among the 25.4 million returns received as of June 14, 16.8 million were filed using electronic services, which is up from 16.1 million at the same time last year. Keywords Tax refundsCompanies Canada Revenue Agency Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Paper filing continues to decrease in popularity. So far this year, 8.6 million paper returns have been filed compared to the 8.8 million that were filed last year. New tax credits this year such as the volunteer firefighters’ tax credit and the children’s arts tax credit helped Canadians reduce their taxes, the CRA noted. Volunteer firefighters were able to claim up to $3,000 on their tax return and parents were able to claim up to $500 for enrolling their children in prescribed programs. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

What are the Odds? Son Gets Same Dorm Room as Dad

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreThe father of a Michigan State University student said fate landed the 18-year-old in the same dorm room his dad stayed in 30 years ago. Rich Robell, 50, said he was shocked when his son, Mike, received his room assignment at Emmons Hall, B310. We are sorry. The content item you requested needs to be replaced since the sydicator has abruptly ended this news service. The Good News Network is committed to finding another version of this news story elsewhere and adding the replacement link by mid-January, 2009. Please check back!AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Goddard College hires Robert Kenny as interim president

first_imgGoddard College,Related Company: Goddard CollegeRobert Kenny has been appointed interim president of Goddard College. The Goddard Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve the hiring of Kenny, according to Board Chair Avram Patt. Kenny officially begins work April 30.Kenny, a native of Vermont, returns to Goddard after serving as vice president of finance and administration at Georgian Court University in Lakewood, NJ. He had overseen finance and administration as well as academic affairs while at Goddard from 2008 to 2011. Prior to that he served in administrative roles and as a professor of business at St Michael’s College in Colchester.“We are gratified and excited that Bob accepted our offer to serve the college again,’’ Patt said. “Bob understands Goddard’s unique history and strengths and we look forward to his leadership.”Kenny graduated from the University of Vermont in 1972 and earned his Master’s in Business Administration from UVM in 1981.“I am honored and excited to accept the presidency of Goddard,’’ Kenny said. “Goddard is a wonderful institution with much to offer. At this time, like many institutions of higher education, Goddard is faced with challenges and opportunities that will call on its strengths, along with the work of all members of the college community, to assure that Goddard moves forward on a sustainable path.”About Goddard CollegeInitially founded in 1863 as the Goddard Seminary in Barre, VT, Goddard College moved to its current Plainfield campus and was chartered in 1938 by founding President Royce “Tim” Pitkin. In 1963, Goddard became the first U.S. college to offer low-residency adult degree programs. Now offering accredited MA, MFA, BA and BFA degree programs from the main campus in Plainfield, Vermont and sites in Seattle and Port Townsend, Washington, Goddard’s low-residency education model offers the best of on-campus and distance education, with experienced faculty advisors, rigorous on-campus residencies, and the freedom to study from anywhere. More at http://www.goddard.edu(link is external)last_img read more

Netflix numbers show ‘The Irishman’ was well-viewed…but it’s no ‘Birdbox’

first_imgNetflix(LOS ANGELES) — Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos claims Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman was viewed by 26.4 million households in its first week on Netflix, according to The Hollywood Reporter. That figure, while impressive, especially for a three-hour movie, is far below the 45 million viewers who tuned in to watch Birdbox a year ago. It should also be noted that Netflix defines a view as a member account that has watched 70 percent of one episode of a series, or 70 percent of a film. Also, unlike Nielsen viewer numbers, Netflix’s audience measurements and their methods aren’t available for independent verification.  The Irishman, starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino, also had a limited theatrical release, but Netflix hasn’t disclosed box office revenue.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more