November 2020 Volume XII Thanksgiving Edition
November 2020 Volume XII
The purpose of Kappa Beta Delta is to encourage and recognize scholarship and accomplishment among students of business pursuing associate degrees. To encourage and promote personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind.
Tax Pros Should Protect Their EFIN
Every tax professional has their own electronic filing identification number, or EFIN. To help maintain security, tax pros can verify the number of returns submitted using their EFIN and look out for suspicious activity. Tax pros can check this information using the IRS e-Services. Once they create an account, they can see the number of returns the IRS received and match this number to their records.
* This information is not intended to be a substitute for specific individualized tax advice. We suggest that you discuss your specific tax issues with a qualified tax professional.
Tip adapted from IRS
Friendships May Benefit Your Health in Many Ways
Making friends is one of the very first things we do as children and that need for connection only gets more important as we age.
Friendships may benefit our health in a number of ways. First off, having friends may decrease stress levels, which impact both our mental and physical health. Laughing with friends is one of the best forms of medicine! Friendships may also help keep our minds sharp. You're engaging more with others and feel less isolated and alone. Lastly, friends are a great support system and can help us through tough times.
So grab a friend and celebrate the holiday season!
Tip adapted from Live Science
DIY Rain Harvesting
Did you know that about 600 gallons of rainwater can be harvested from about one inch of rain if it falls from a thousand square foot roof? Harvesting rainwater is a great way to save water and take full advantage of Mother Nature this fall. Plus, you don't even need fancy equipment to get started. Here's what you need to know:
· You can calculate how much rainwater you'll harvest by using data points like how much it rains where you live and the length and width of your roof.
· Rainwater tanks can be as small as 55 gallons.
· Make sure to place your rainwater reservoir underneath a downspout.
· The main components of a rainwater harvesting system are a barrel, a transportation system for the water, and a filter.
· Even if you're not the handiest, some rain catchers are as simple as a garbage bin, a lid, and a filter.
Tip adapted from Morning Chores