July

Everything you need to know about filing taxes before the July 15 deadline

Tax day for 2019 is finally around the corner.

Taxpayers must file their returns and pay any outstanding liabilities by July 15 this year, three months later than the typical tax deadline due to the coronavirus. In March, the Internal Revenue Service gave Americans extra time to get their tax business together as they weathered the pandemic and ensuing lockdowns.

Read more: How to file taxes: The full breakdown

But the extended deadline applies to more than just the returns and tax payments.

Self-employed workers face multiple due dates on July 15, while those with unclaimed refunds from 2016 have until that date to finally get them. You have until July 15 also to lower your taxable income, or pay penalties on early retirement withdrawals.

Here’s what the extended deadline affects.

The tax day was extended to July 15th because of Covid-19. (Photo: Getty)

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Major coronavirus developments on 7 July

Here’s what you need to know on 7 July. This article was updated at 3pm.

Deaths: There were no new coronavirus deaths in Northern Ireland, and three in Wales, according to health officials in each nation.

The UK coronavirus death toll has surpassed 50,000 according to figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS). Read more here.

Politics: Downing Street has refused to apologise after Boris Johnson claimed “too many care homes” did not follow the correct procedures during the coronavirus pandemic. Care home managers have reacted angrily to the prime minister’s comments, saying they followed government advice on protecting their patients and staff. Read more here.

The Conservative Party has moved its annual conference online, in the latest event to be hit by the pandemic. Labour and the Lib Dems had already made the same decisions about their autumn conferences, usually the biggest event in the party political calendar.

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Truck Showing Trump ‘Death Clock’ For Coronavirus Circles White House On July 4th

A billboard truck showing the “Trump Death Clock” did laps around Washington, D.C., on Saturday, bearing a stark reminder of the number of deaths that might’ve been prevented had President Donald Trump taken earlier action to mitigate the coronavirus crisis.

As Trump pushed ahead with July 4th celebrations that brought crowds to the National Mall and White House South Lawn ― despite concerns that doing so would further the spread of coronavirus ― the truck circled through the capital. On the side of the truck was a running estimate of over 77,000 deaths that could have been avoided had social distancing measures been implemented on March 9, a week earlier than the White House acted.

The names of COVID-19 victims were also read over a loudspeaker, according to a press release from Death Clock co-sponsor Public Citizen, a nonprofit consumer advocacy group.

The Death Clock uses models from two leading

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Trump Trolled for Fourth of July Event Performer as Internet Recalls Obama’s Star Power

President Donald Trump is being trolled on Twitter after footage of a man singing a Bruno Mars song at his Fourth of July event at the White House was shared online.

Many of the president’s critics were quick to point out that former President Barack Obama had the real Bruno Mars perform at his Fourth of July party in 2015, calling it “a tale of two presidents.”

“Perfect anology [sic] for the deterioration at the White House: 5 years ago the real Bruno Mars performed at the White House,” one user wrote on Twitter while retweeting the video of Trump’s celebration. 

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In the footage, the

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Last chance! Wake up feeling refreshed (not achy) with Casper’s 4th of July mattress sale

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Casper has the mattress of your dreams, and it’s on sale for the 4th of July. (Photo: Casper)
Casper has the mattress of your dreams, and it’s on sale for the 4th of July. (Photo: Casper)

How’s your back? If you’re like most of us, these last few months of less activity (and more staying in) have meant noticeable aches and pains. Add to that the stress of sleeping on an old mattress and you might find your back in a constant state of discomfort. 

While core exercises are never a bad idea, no amount of Zoom fitness will fix your back if your bed is the root of the problem. Of course now is not the time to visit mattress stores and plop down Goldilocks-style in search of a match. But it IS

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Hoboken To Offer New ‘Slow Streets’ For July 4, More

HOBOKEN, NJ – Hoboken is again offering its “slow streets” program this weekend, restricting certain streets to vehicular traffic to make it easier for pedestrians and bike riders. See below for this weekend’s streets, and for other July 4 activities nearby check out our Hoboken July 4 guide, including an update on the Macy’s fireworks.

The complete list of slow streets for July 4-5 is:

  • Sinatra Drive between Newark Street and 11th Street: 8 a.m. until 11 p.m. (July 4), 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. (July 5)

  • Sinatra Drive North between Sinatra Drive and 12th Street: 8 a.m. until 11 p.m. (July 4), 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. (July 5)

  • Hudson Street between 11th Street and 14th Street: 4 p.m. until 11 p.m. (July 4)

  • 14th Street between Hudson Street and Sinatra Drive North: 4 p.m. until 11 p.m. (July 4)

Residents with vehicles legally parked along Sinatra Drive and

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South Dakota gov says ‘we will not be social distancing’ at July 3 celebration at Mount Rushmore

WASHINGTON — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem says the thousands of people who attend the July 3 celebration for Independence Day at Mount Rushmore with President Donald Trump will not be required to practice social distancing despite an increase in coronavirus cases across the country.

“We will have a large event at July 3rd. We told those folks that have concerns that they can stay home, but those who want to come and join us, we’ll be giving out free face masks, if they choose to wear one. But we will not be social distancing,” Noem, a Republican, said in an interview Monday night on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle.”

State officials have told the people of South Dakota “to focus on personal responsibility,” said Noem, adding, “Every one of them has the opportunity to make a decision that they’re comfortable with.”

Trump is expected to attend the celebration and

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Los Angeles, Florida counties to close beaches for July 4th weekend; WHO warns ‘worst is yet to come’; 126K US deaths

As coronavirus cases climbed in the U.S. and across the globe, the World Health Organization director general warned “the worst is yet to come” and European Union leaders were ready to extend the ban on American travelers for at least two more weeks.

Adjustments were being made to help slow spreading of the disease. Jacksonville, Florida, which is scheduled to host the GOP convention, is mandating masks, though it’s not clear for how long. Broadway stages will remain dark through 2020. And beaches in Los Angeles and several Florida counties will be closed for Fourth of July weekend as cases surge.

Also, a drug company’s steep price for remdesivir, a drug that has shortened recovery times for severe COVID-19 patients by about 31%, is drawing criticism.

Some good news? The nation’s leading infectious diseases expert remains “cautiously optimistic” that a vaccine could be widely available by year’s end.

Here are

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What’s new on Netflix UK: July 2020

With cinemas not quite open and terrestrial TV struggling to fill the schedules, every month is a busy one for streaming services at the moment — and July on Netflix UK is no different.

The streamer has another array of catalogue titles — including some classic movies — and originals on the way. Some highlights on the Originals front include teen romcom sequel The Kissing Booth 2 and new action thriller The Old Guard, starring Charlize Theron

Today it announced just some of the film you can expect to see added to the streaming service in July.

Those titles confirmed so far are:

Film – Netflix Originals

Desperados (2020) – 3 July

A panicked young woman (Nasim Pedrad) and her two best friends (Anna Camp & Sarah Burns) fly to Mexico to delete a ranting email she sent to her new boyfriend. On arrival, they run into her former

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Foreign holidays ‘to restart on July 4’

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British holidaymakers could enjoy overseas breaks from July 4 under plans being drawn up by the government.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce on June 29 that agreements have been made for so-called air bridges with a “small number” of countries with low levels of coronavirus.

This would allow families to take foreign holidays without having to self-isolate on their return to the UK. 

People could only travel with members of their household or ‘support bubble’, however, unless rules on social distancing are eased before July. 

They would also have to abide by the rules on social distancing in their destination, meaning that countries with similar restrictions to the UK are likely to be first in the queue.

Ministers want to set up air bridges to countries that are “most advantageous” to the UK economy, which are likely to include popular destinations such as France,

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