Month: February 2016

Missouri Flood Victims Get More Time to File Income Taxes
"The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale." ~ Arthur C. Clark (Photo by Darren Shaw)

“The best measure of a man’s honesty isn’t his income tax return. It’s the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.” ~ Arthur C. Clark (Photo by Darren Shaw)

Tax deadline day for most of the U.S. is April 16th. For Missouri victims of severe storms in December and January their deadline is a little later. That deadline extension also includes business tax deadlines such as February 1 and May 2 deadlines for quarterly payroll and excise tax returns.

Businesses and individuals trying to recover from flood damage can find resources and information at DisasterAssistance.gov.

 

 

Coping with Disaster

Flood-related resources from MU Extension

 

Neglect with Respect – Caring for Houseplants in the Winter
Cast Iron Plant (Photo by Nino Barbieri)

Cast Iron Plant (Photo by Nino Barbieri)

Winter is usually the time of year when it’s easiest to kill our houseplants with kindness. Over-watering, keeping our homes too dry and not providing enough light all make things tough for potted plants. Houseplants survive these winter conditions by doing what we wish we could do – they sleep throughout the winter.

Today’s guests are David Trinklein and Jennifer Schutter, both are horticulture specialist for University of Missouri Extension. They have tips for keeping your houseplants is good shape until spring.

 

 

Caring for Houseplants

 

Snake Plant (Photo by Martin Olsson)

Snake Plant (Photo by Martin Olsson)

New Health Insurance Forms for 2015 Taxes
Proof of health insurance will be in the form of 1095A, B or C

Proof of health insurance will be in the form of 1095A, B or C

This year proof of insurance will come in one of three forms: 1095A, B or C. Whether or not you need these forms to file your income taxes depends on where you got your insurance coverage.

Today’s guest is Andrew Zumwalt, assistant professor of financial planning for University of Missouri Extension. He explains the process of proving health care coverage and what you need to file your 2015 taxes.

 

 

MU Extension Health Insurance Education Initiative

Find a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance service near you

Missourians Take Advantage of Open Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act Marketplace
To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. ~ Buddha (Photo by Tony Webster)

To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. ~ Buddha (Photo by Tony Webster)

Thousands of Missourians signed up or renewed their health insurance for 2016.

Today’s guest, Graham McCaulley, assistant professor of personal finance for University of Missouri Extension, talks numbers, new ACA special enrollment guidelines and changes to an ACA rule.

 

 

MU Extension’s Health Insurance Initiative