LLN (8/27/19) – Your phone calls could influence what issues OOIDA covers in Washington, D.C. Also, for most taxpayers, the federal government takes taxes out of every paycheck, but for anyone who is self-employed or owns their own business, estimated taxes are a must. Time is running out for Maine to include a highway repair question on the state’s fall election ballot. And an effort in Pennsylvania would make towns pay for their own police protection.
0:00-10:10 – Newscast.
10:10-24:59 – Estimated taxes
24:59 -39:14 – Maine highway repair; Pennsylvania police; bulletin board
39:14-49:06 – OOIDA, your calls and the issues
Truckers are urged to make comments on the FMCSA’s proposed changes to the hours-of-service regulations.
- You can submit your comments here.
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An invasive insect called the spotted lanternfly is causing havoc for agriculture in the northeastern U.S. Government officials have established a quarantine, and may fine truckers for not following required procedures.
- For information, you can call OOIDA’s Business Services Department at 816-229-5791.
- You can also find information at OOIDA’s Online Education website.
- Take the required course – Spotted Lanternfly Permit Training for Business – through the PennState Extension.
- If you have questions about the permitting process, email the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture at email@example.com.
- If you are outside of the quarantine area, report any sightings to the Pennsylvania State University Extension at https://extension.psu.edu/have-you-seen-a-spotted-lanternflys or call 888-4-BADFLY (888-422-3359).
- Read more about the problem: Truckers who don’t comply with spotted lanternfly quarantine could face hefty fines.
For most of us, the federal government takes taxes out of every paycheck as we go, almost invisible to us. We’re used to it. However, anyone who is self-employed or own their own business faces a different situation. Mark Reddig gets some advice on estimated taxes and more from Shasta May of MBA Tax and Bookkeeping Service.
- The first estimated tax deadlines, April 15 and June 17 have passed. The next deadline is Sept. 16, and the final quarterly estimated tax is due Jan. 15.
- You can download the instructions and 2019 1040-ES form here.
- Visit the MBA Tax and Bookkeeping
- You can email Shasta here.
- Or call 888-407-1669.
Time is running out in Maine to once again include a question on the state’s fall ballot about millions in bonds for highway repairs. Also, Pennsylvania continues its pursuit to address budget concerns for the State Police and road projects. Mary McKenna gets the details from Land Line Magazine’s Keith Goble.
- Read more from Land Line Magazine: Maine running out of time to get transportation bond deal done.
- You can also read Pennsylvania considers charging towns for police protection.
- To read about legislation in a particular state, visit Land Line Magazine’s Daily News By State
Mark Reddig and Mary McKenna bring us important notices from the Land Line Now Community Bulletin Board.
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What issues does OOIDA cover in our nation’s capital – and how do the people who work there determine what the priorities are? Two of those staffers are here at OOIDA headquarters this week to do just that. Mark Reddig talks with Collin Long and Bryce Mongeon of OOIDA’s Washington, D.C., office.