October 2020 Volume VII
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.
You Have the Right to Confidentiality
According to the Taxpayer Bill of Rights, the IRS won't share any information that a taxpayer gives with outside parties unless allowed by the taxpayer themselves or the law. This right to confidentiality is one of the 10 rights found in the Taxpayer Bill of Rights.
Also included in the confidentiality clause:
· The IRS can't contact third parties, including employers, friends, or banks, for information without giving the taxpayer reasonable notice first.
· The same confidentiality you have with an attorney also applies to tax professionals working with the IRS on your behalf.
Confidential communications include conversations, messages, and documents that are considered private or restricted between a taxpayer and their attorney or the IRS.
* 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.gov
Get Lost in a Book for National Book Month
Did you know that October is National Book Month? There's no better time to get lost in a great story because not only is reading entertaining, but there may also be some health benefits to getting lost in a good book, as well.
Here are some potential health benefits of reading:
· Reading may bring existing neural pathways in the brain to life and help the brain remain elastic and active.
· Reading may decrease mental decline, especially for older adults.
· Reading may improve short-term memory and recall capabilities.
· Reading may reduce stress and depression
· Reading may help you fall asleep when used as a bedtime ritual. But, this only applies to reading real books, not e-readers or tablets.
Reading may have health benefits for people of all ages, from children to older adults!
Tip adapted from Business Insider
Swap Out These Three Items for a Greener Kitchen
You don't have to go entirely waste-free to make some beneficial and eco-friendly changes in your kitchen. Just a few substitutions can go a long way towards making your kitchen healthier for you and the environment.
Here are three items you can easily swap out to help make your kitchen greener:
· Replace single-use plastic containers with glass. Single-use plastic can be found everywhere in your kitchen, from your dish soap to foods in your pantry and fridge. Replace pasta sauce and drink containers with glass instead. Glass containers can be reused in your kitchen afterward or recycled.
· Turn old t-shirts into cleaning towels. Don't throw your old t-shirts away, but give them a second life as cleaning towels. Use them to help keep your kitchen clean without using disposable sponges or paper towels.
· Use what you have until it wears out. Rather than replacing all your existing plastic containers and water bottles with glass or eco-friendly options, use what you have until it wears out. Then feel free to replace them with more environmentally friendly options.
Get creative! What else can you do in your kitchen to make it more environmentally friendly?
Tips adapted from MyModernMet.com