June 22, 2021
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6th Cir. Holds non-compliance with IRS regulations on “eligible student loans” unrelated to the exemption

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The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently ruled that loans taken out by a debtor to pay for university tuition fees were “eligible student loans” under the Bankruptcy Code and therefore were not releasable. In this decision, the Sixth Circuit rejected the debtor’s arguments that: “Importing a definition from a...

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SBA Streamlines Remission of PPP Loans of $ 50,000 or Less

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The Small Business Administration took a step toward automatically canceling Paycheck Protection Program loans, but it wasn’t as big a step as bankers had hoped. The SBA and the Treasury Department, which administer the PPP, unveiled a simplified forgiveness app for borrowers with loans of $ 50,000 or less. The one-page request requires borrowers...

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How to know when to appeal your property tax assessment

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Property tax assessments help determine how much property taxes you will pay. Sometimes appealing your appraisal can help reduce your tax liability if you can prove that your home is worth less than what the appraiser estimated, especially if your taxes have gone up significantly. How property taxes work Property taxes pay for public...

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Betsy DeVos urges Congress to reject student loan cancellation in apparent farewell letter

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Outgoing Secretary of the US Department of Education Betsy DeVos urged Congress to “reject” calls for student debt cancellation, a campaign pledge made by President-elect Joe Biden. In what looks like a farewell letter, DeVos offered “final thoughts” on his time as head of the education department. DeVos, a decades-long advocate for school choice,...

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Construction is underway on all parking and station structures for the Lynnwood Link extension

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Roadworks at Mountlake Terrace station. (Photos courtesy of Sound Transit) Civil construction is now underway on all parking and station structures on the Lynnwood Link extension, as the project continues to progress steadily towards an opening in 2024. Overall, civil construction of the extension is now about a third complete. “The start of work...

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The ancient Romans blocked the city’s roads to cars

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Three stone blocks enforcing the traffic ban on carts circulating between the Forum, in front, and … the Via dell’Abbondanza. Google Street View “All over London a silent and unreported ‘war’ is raging,” said a writer from British political magazine Pointed in line, August 24. “Barricades and roadblocks have been erected,” Niall Crowley...

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