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Annunciation to Host Mardi Gras Event Featuring the Barroom Buzzards

Annunciation to Host Mardi Gras Event Featuring the Barroom Buzzards

The Church of the Annunciation, 7580 Clinton St., Elma, will host a Mardi Gras Pot Luck Party from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, in Selbert Hall. The event will feature music by Buffalo Music Hall of Fame members the Barroom Buzzards!

“What could be better, just before Lent begins, than food, music and good company?” asked Deborah Keenan, Pastoral Associate - Ministry. Guests are asked to bring a dish to pass and their own adult beverage of choice.

Tickets for the Mardi Gras event are just $5 and can be purchased in the Annunciation parish office. For more information, please call 683-5254 or visit http://www.annunciation.cc.

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Safeguarding Taxpayer Data – Secure Your Office

Tax professionals can help protect taxpayer data by looking around their own offices. It’s more important than ever that tax professionals take aggressive steps to protect taxpayer information. Securing office space is as important as securing computers.

In assessing how secure your office is, consider these questions:

Beckett Card Grading, Authentication Event Coming to Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles

Beckett Card Grading, Authentication Event Coming to Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles

Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles will host representatives from Beckett Grading Services and Beckett Authentication Services from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the store, located at 794 French Road, Cheektowaga.

Beckett Grading Services provides collectors with the most thorough, consistent and accurate grading efforts available in the industry. Your BGS-graded cards will be returned in a unique, protective cardholder. Beckett uses an easy-to-understand one- to 10-point grading scale to rate sports cards, which are graded on four key categories: Centering, corners, edges and surface. Grades from each of these key categories will be considered in determining your card's final overall grade. Beckett also grades non-sports cards, magazines, pocket schedules and gaming cards.

Employers and Coverage Providers: 11 Facts About Health Care Information Forms

Under the Affordable Care Act, insurance companies, self-insured companies, and large businesses and businesses that provide health insurance to their employees must submit information returns to the IRS and individuals reporting on health coverage. 

Taxpayers can use the information on these forms when they file their tax returns to verify the months that they had minimum essential coverage and determine if they satisfied the individual shared responsibility provision of the health care law. The IRS will use the information on the statements to verify the months of the individual’s coverage.

Here is some information about the types of forms, the purpose of each, and noteworthy dates

Form 1095-C, Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage

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Buffalo Prep Appoints New Board Members

BUFFALO, NY – Buffalo Prep announced recently that it has appointed six new members to its board of directors. Their appointments, effective immediately, will help promote the laudable mission of Buffalo Prep, an organization that focuses on identifying the many promising, yet economically disadvantaged, minority students throughout WNY.

Jodyann Galvin, partner at the distinguished law firm of Hodgson Russ. Galvin is also an adjunct professor at the University at Buffalo Law School, where she teaches a course on New York civil practice.

Hon. Craig Hannah, Buffalo city court judge, brings experience as a lawyer as well as a professor at Medaille College to the board. Judge Hannah was previously president of the Minority Bar Association of Western New York and the recipient of its Legal Service Award.

Safeguarding Taxpayer Data – How to Get Started

Tax professionals must safeguard taxpayer data by law. It is also critical to tax preparers’ business success. Protect your clients and yourself by taking a few common sense steps.

You can seek advice from security consultants or insurance companies. IRS Publication 4557, Safeguarding Taxpayer Data, also offers tips on how to get started.

These best practices include:

Batavia Downs to Host Sports Collectors Expo in February

Batavia Downs to Host Sports Collectors Expo in February

A huge lineup of professional athletes — including several Hall of Famers and members of the Buffalo Bills, Braves and Sabres — are scheduled to appear at the Sports Collectors Expo Feb. 18 and 19 in Batavia. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Batavia Downs Gaming Center, 8315 Park Road, Batavia.