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940- Form 940 is used to report annual Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) tax. Together with state unemployment tax systems, the FUTA tax provides funds for paying unemployment compensation to workers who have lost their jobs. Most employers pay both a federal and a state unemployment tax. Only employers pay FUTA tax. The FUTA tax is not deducted from employees' wages.
941- Employers who withhold income taxes, social security tax, or Medicare tax from employee's paychecks or who must pay the employer's portion of social security or Medicare tax, use Form 941 to report those taxes.
1120 - Form 1120 is filed for a U.S. Corporation Income Tax Return
6721 - Failure to file correct information returns.
Freezing weather ahead - don’t let your pipes burst!
Colorado Springs, CO - With below freezing temperatures in the forecast this week, the Colorado Springs Fire Department would like to remind businesses and residents to take the necessary precautions to protect pipes and fire suppression systems. Fire suppression systems can freeze when the temperature drops, which can lead to unfortunate and preventable fire loss. Frozen pipes in homes and businesses can also burst and cause extensive, costly water damage. There are some simple steps you can take to help ensure the pipes in and around your home or business are ready for the cold temperatures:
Commercial Property Reminders (Read a full list of tips at www.CSFDtalk.com.)
• Have your fire suppression systems properly maintained by a licensed contractor to ensure working order and avoid do-it-yourself repairs.
• Conduct a physical inspection of all buildings and areas protected by fire sprinklers before the cold weather arrives.
• Know how to operate the sprinkler system and shut down the system in the event a pipe bursts.
• Provide adequate heat to all affected areas by extension of the existing heating system rather than other means such as space heaters or other localized heating appliances.
• Do not use torches or other open flame devices to thaw pipes or other equipment.
• Do not use temporary heating equipment such as salamanders and other un-vented portable fuel-burning heaters. These, as well as portable electric heaters, present unnecessary fire and health hazards.
• Keep doors, windows and vents closed when not in use and repair broken windows, doors and cracks in the walls to prevent cold air from entering.
• Insulate pipes that may be exposed to outside temperatures.
• Pay particular attention to piping in attics, entries, penthouses, stairways, under floor areas, above ceilings, shipping, and similar out-of-the-way areas where low temperatures might occur.
• If the sprinkler system is to be exposed to freezing temperatures, such as when a buildings heating system is planned to be shut off or interrupted for a period of time, precautionary measures must be taken. The system's water may have to be drained and a fire watch established or temporary heating provided. Never shut off a system without notifying the fire department that the system is out of service.
Residential Property Reminders (Read a full list of tips at www.CSFDtalk.com.)
• Check around the home for other areas where water supply lines are located in unheated areas. Look in the basement, crawl space, attic, garage, and under kitchen and bathroom cabinets. Both hot and cold water pipes in these areas should be insulated.
• Consider installing specific products made to insulate water pipes like a "pipe sleeve" or installing UL-listed "heat tape," "heat cable," or similar materials on exposed water pipes
• Properly drain automatic landscaping sprinkler systems.
• Disconnect all hoses from water supplies around the outside of your home.
• Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage.
• Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing.
• When the weather is very cold outside, let the cold water drip from the faucet served by exposed pipes. Running water through the pipe - even at a trickle - helps prevent pipes from freezing.
• Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature both during the day and at night. By temporarily suspending the use of lower nighttime temperatures, you may incur a higher heating bill, but you can prevent a much more costly repair job if pipes freeze and burst.
• If you will be going away during cold weather, leave the heat on in your home, set to a temperature no lower than 55° F.
• If you have a home fire sprinkler system, have it evaluated by a professional fire sprinkler company to make sure the system is operational. Systems containing antifreeze should be inspected annually.
Manitou Springs Implements Winter Parking Program
DENVER, Dec. 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Standard Parking Corporation (Nasdaq:SP), one of the nation's leading providers of parking management, ground transportation and other ancillary services, and its SP Plus(R) Municipal Services operating division, in conjunction with the City of Manitou Springs, announced the implementation of the city's Winter Parking Program.
The Winter Parking Program modifies the regular season paid parking hours from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week, to 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The City of Manitou Springs will provide free parking for the first three hours Monday through Thursday. The Program, designed to assist visitor traffic to Manitou Springs during the off-season, will be in effect from Dec. 2, 2013 through Mar. 9, 2014. Ruxton Avenue, from Manitou to Osage Avenue, does not fall under the Winter Program with current hours and rates in effect all year.
The City of Manitou Springs Parking Authority Board Web site hosts complete information regarding the Winter Parking Program and serves as a central resource for any questions regarding City of Manitou Springs parking.
John D. Conway, Vice President/Regional Manager of Standard Parking's Colorado operations stated, "We are extremely pleased to be rolling out the Winter Parking Program in Manitou Springs as it spotlights the community and lets the public know that Manitou Springs is open for business year-round. Manitou Springs remains an excellent shopping and dining destination throughout the winter months. And, we hope this opportunity provides patrons an added incentive to visit the community."
SP+ provides professional parking, ground transportation, facility maintenance, security and event logistics services to property owners and managers in all markets of the real estate industry. The Company has more than 23,000 employees.
Our Standard Parking and Central Parking brands operate more than 4,200 parking facilities with over 2.1 million parking spaces in hundreds of cities across North America, including parking-related and shuttle bus operations serving more than 75 airports. USA Parking System, a wholly-owned subsidiary, is one of the premier valet operators in the
nation with more four and five diamond luxury properties, including hotels and resorts, than any other valet competitor. For complete information, visit http://www.spplus.com.
After a long search for an expanded home in downtown CS, Coquette’s Bistro & Bakery owners, Michelle Marx and Turu Marx Eurich (mother/daughter), are thrilled to have finally found ‘the one’ and have signed a lease for 321 N. Tejon.
Michelle states, “We couldn’t be happier with the space and with what we'll bring to it, but we’re equally as happy with the relationship we’ve developed with the many people we respect towards revitalizing downtown. We expect to have a lot of fun merging our energy with the action and creating co-ventures and promotional opportunities."
Turu adds, “The experience of being downtown with the pop-up retail space has just shown us how much our products are wanted with an easier access and how, not only are our loyal customers excited for us, but that whole new groups of people are finding us. It’s been incredible. We can’t wait to now have the space for a proper patio, receptions and bar."
"We’re thrilled that Coquette's has chosen to stake its future on downtown Colorado Springs," said Susan Edmondson, President & CEO of Downtown Partnership. "Coquette's is a beloved regional brand that draws customers from throughout the Front Range. Their award-winning gluten-free offerings add to downtown's growing mix of eclectic, locally sourced, healthful dining options."
Dave White, president of the COS Regional Business Alliance adds, Getting such a high quality restaurant like Coquette's on North Tejon is an excellent step forward for the development of our downtown. We wish and Turu well as they enjoy their new home."
Coquette’s remains dedicated to being allergen conscious, 100% Gluten Free and Boldly Luscious™, breaking the mold of what’s expected. Danny Eurich, head chef, and team just take it farther away from ordinary GF all the time. They'll create more vegetarian/vegan offerings as they've found downtown is more engaged with it. Their unique GF comfort foods have built a strong following.
Michelle adds, “Manitou has been an amazing experience. We adore the locals and the tourist experience has carried what we do farther out into the country. We just kept outgrowing the location and we need to fully focus on this new adventure. It will take a lot of dedication and we don’t want to spread ourselves too thin. Coquette’s will still keep a smaller presence in Manitou, to be further announced and it will remain as it is through the move.”
In the past The Colorado Music Building and Lofts has housed Flavors, the Curry Leaf and a wine & grocery store. The almost 4,000 sq. ft space has never been utilized in the way Coquette’s will make use of it. They’ll create more “areas” and build a bar with full liquor license, featuring innovative cocktails. It will house a retail shop that will carry not only a larger variety of baked goods and pastries but also “take home” items like their exceptional potpies, lasagna and more. There will be a semi private party/ conference room as well to fill a need they see and left even more vacant by the Olive Branch closing.
High unemployment of 8.2% continues to plague Colorado Springs. After 18 months of devastating fires and floods to our City and region, accompanied by sensational headlines seen around the world, it is unconscionable for City Council to cut funding to the one organization that businesses depend on to bring tourists to the area. Business owners and their employees that depend on tourists to support their livelihoods will feel the consequences of City Council’s vote yesterday to slash CVB funding for 2014 by $1.3M.
I and the members of the CVB Board of Directors urge City Council to do the right thing for the Colorado Springs economy and adopt the recommendation from their own citizen-led LART [Lodging and Rental Tax] advisory committee to fully fund the Convention & Visitors Bureau for 2014. Jobs depend on it.