Happy Tuesday to you! What a gorgeous week we have in store. I hate to admit it, but the aspen leaves are starting to turn in some areas! I hope you will have a chance to spend some time in Summit County this fall to enjoy the splendor!
Ah, Labor Day is almost here…a day to relax and savor the end of summer and the last long weekend of sunshine and fun, right? This may be how most of us see Labor Day, but it is far from its true meaning which dates back to the height of the industrial revolution. ONLY 92 DAYS LEFT! Taxpayers who haven’t owned a principal residence during the past 3 years and purchase a home before December 1, 2009 can receive a credit of up to $8,000 on an amended 2008 tax return or a 2009 return. Yes, that's right, you can amend your 2008 return and get the refund right away- without waiting to file for 2009. Give us a call or visit IRS - 1st Time Home Buyer Credit for more information.
Labor Day was originally established as a day to honor those who toiled 12 hours a day, 7 days a week to keep America running in the late 1800’s. There are 2 versions of who created Labor Day.
Peter J. McGuire, secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and cofounder of the American Federation of Labor suggested the day be put aside to honor those “who from rude nature have delved and carved all grandeur we behold.” The second Labor Day creation version involves Matthew Maguire, secretary of the Local 344 of the International Association of Machinists who proposed the holiday while acting as secretary of the Central Labor Union in 1882. Maguire planned to have a picnic and demonstration in honor of American laborers.
However, you choose to spend your Labor Day Weekend, we wish you a safe, fun weekend!
Remember: “The miracle is this – the more we share, the more we have” Leonard Nimoy
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