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How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

Dear Tom,

I own a  ’90 Cadillac Brougham. Its knock sensor went out which caused it to run poorly. I have replaced the sensor, but the car still misfires. I had it scanned for codes but there are none in the computer memory. What could be the causing this problem? Could the problem be the ignition coil?

Big Wal from Indianapolis, IN

Big Wal,

Cintas Introduces Five Simple Steps to Keep Restaurant Floors Clean This Winter

Cintas Introduces Five Simple Steps to Keep Restaurant Floors Clean This Winter

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Snow and ice can wreak havoc on unprotected floors. To help restaurants limit the impact of winter weather on their floors, Cintas Corporation (Nasdaq: CTAS) today introduced five simple steps for cleaning and maintaining restaurant floors during the cold and inclement months. A recent Harris Poll indicated that 68 percent of restaurant patrons would not return to a restaurant with dirty floors.

“From ice melt to gravel, patrons track several different types of soil into a restaurant”

Points to Keep in Mind When Choosing A Tax Preparer

Points to Keep in Mind When Choosing A Tax Preparer

If you pay someone to prepare your tax return, the IRS urges you to choose that preparer wisely. Taxpayers are legally responsible for what’s on their tax return even if it is prepared by someone else. So, it is important to choose carefully when hiring an individual or firm to prepare your return. Most return preparers are professional, honest and provide excellent service to their clients.

Here are a few points to keep in mind when choosing someone else to prepare your return:

1. Ask if the preparer is affiliated with a professional organization that provides its members with continuing education and resources and holds them to a code of ethics. New regulations require all paid tax return preparers including attorneys, CPAs and enrolled agents to apply for a Preparer Tax Identification Number — even if they already have one — before preparing any federal tax returns in 2011.

Canadian Company Seeks Assistance From NCIDA For New Corrugated Box Facility In Lewiston

Canadian Company Seeks Assistance From NCIDA For New Corrugated Box Facility In Lewiston

 Agency also receives applications for medical practices and approves Edwards Vacuum lease extension request

  

SANBORN, NEW YORK – The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency has accepted applications for assistance from Hamilton, Ontario-based HT Production for a proposed corrugated box manufacturing facility in Lewiston, Wheatfield Family Density for the construction for a new dental office as well as the construction of a new medical practice building in the Town of Newfane. The projects total more than $2 million in investment in Niagara County and the creation of 20 full time jobs and nine part-time positions. 

Amherst Chamber Announces 2011 Board Chairman

Amherst Chamber Announces 2011 Board Chairman

The Amherst Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the recent election of David Flynn, Partner at Phillips Lytle LLP, as the 2011 Chairman of the Chamber’s Board of Directors.  At Phillips Lytle, David’s practice is concentrated in the areas of environmental law and energy where he focuses on regulatory compliance consultations and brownfield redevelopment.  His work has helped Phillips Lytle gain recognition from Chambers USA for excellence in environmental law. 

Top 10 Tax Time Tips

Top 10 Tax Time Tips

Top 10 Tax Time Tips 

It’s that time of the year again, the income tax filing season has begun and important tax documents should be arriving in the mail. Even though your return is not due until April, getting an early start will make filing easier. Here are the Internal Revenue Service’s top 10 tips that will help your tax filing process run smoother than ever this year.

1. Start gathering your records Round up any documents or forms you’ll need when filing your taxes: receipts, canceled checks and other documents that support income or deductions you’re claiming on your return.

2. Be on the lookout W-2s and 1099s will be coming soon; you’ll need these to file your tax return.

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

How to Make Your Car Last Forever: Auto Q&A with Tom Torbjornsen

Dear Tom,

I own a 2010 Infiniti G-37 coupe. The tires were fine until it got cold outside. Now the tire pressure monitoring system indicates that the tire pressures are low. The tires look fine to me. What’s up with this? 

Delilah from Burlington, VT

Delilah,