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Under the timely mailing rule, if an item is postmarked by the Postal Service on the day it is due, the IRS or a court will consider it timely filed, even if they never receive it. The Tax Court, however, didn’t apply the rule to a postmark from a private meter. It ruled that court papers weren’t timely filed, even though the envelope bore a timely postmark from a private meter.

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Ensure that you have put forth polished, professional writing by asking yourself these questions before you share it with others.

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It’s not unusual for former employees or their prospective employers to ask for copies of personnel records. Make sure you follow a consistent policy that regulates how, when and to whom such records may be released.

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You know that coming in late, being a jerk to co-workers and botching your assignments can hurt your workplace reputation. However, you probably never thought the following actions could be making you look bad.

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Employers generally don’t have to tolerate racially hostile or otherwise offensive language at work. But under some circumstances, you may not be able to discipline a worker’s behavior if it occurred on a picket line.

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Payroll routinely administers the tax code; that’s what withholding is all about. Now, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case this term that will determine whether, under tax code Section 7212(a), taxpayers need to know that they’re under investigation before they can be accused of corruptly obstructing or impeding the due administration of the tax code.

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Connecting with complete strangers can be uncomfortable for shy people, but email can be a great option if you feel too awkward to introduce yourself in person. Follow these tips.

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Charisma can take you far in life, making it easier for you to network, build relationships and influence the people around you. If you feel you are lacking charm—or you just want to step it up a notch—follow this advice.

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For an applicant to sue under Title VII, she can’t merely allege that she suffered because of having a criminal record.

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If you want to be truly happy at work, let go of these three things.

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