Help for Preparing Tax Returns    

February 6, 2023

Preparing taxes can be a daunting task if it is your first time. To help you through the process, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released its official Tax Guide 2022, which is now available for pre-order through the Government Publishing Office (GPO) Bookstore.

Your Federal Income Tax for Individuals, IRS Publication 17, begins with the rules for filing a tax return.  It explains who must file a return, which tax form to use when the return is due, how to e-file your return, and other general information.  It will help you identify which filing status you qualify for, whether you claim any dependents, and whether the income you are receiving is taxable.

The publication goes on to explain the standard deduction, the kinds of expenses you can deduct, and the various kinds of credits you may use to reduce your tax.  Additionally, it provides information on what important tax changes took effect in 2022.

Whether a first-time preparer, or highly experienced, each year, the IRS makes some degree of revisions to the income tax code. So, even if you’ve routinely and successfully completed your yearly income tax forms it’s a good idea to use this resource to be sure no surprises pop up.

There’s nothing better for peace of mind than being informed about how to prepare for your federal tax responsibilities.

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A New Year, time for a Healthier Lifestyle

January 24, 2023

A New Year, a healthier you! Now is a great time to focus on a healthy diet and maintaining physical wellness. Incorporating healthy habits into your lifestyle makes for a better quality of life. To help Americans make healthier food choices, Dietary Guidelines for Americans is now available from the U.S. Government Bookstore.

Dietary Guidelines, authored by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrition experts and Health and Human Services (HHS), are designed to help individuals and families stay on track to consume a healthy diet. The information in the Dietary Guidelines is used to develop, implement, and evaluate food, nutrition, and health policies for Americans.

It provides science-based advice to promote health and reduce the risk of major chronic diseases through diet and physical activity. It summarizes and synthesizes knowledge regarding individual nutrients and food components into recommendations for a pattern of eating that consumers can quickly adapt.

It’s important to remember that a healthy dietary program does not have to be based on a rigid prescription. These Guidelines feature a customizable framework, core elements from which individuals can tailor an affordable series of healthy choices to meet personal, cultural, and lifestyle preferences.

How long have you been contemplating changing to a healthier diet? Purchase Dietary Guidelines now for new ideas.

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English Teaching Forum Anniversary Edition

January 5, 2023

If you’re a teacher or perhaps instruct in foreign lands, you may be familiar with the challenges of English instruction. The English Teaching Forum from the U.S. State Department is a valuable and timely resource explicitly made for English professionals teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) or as a Second Language (ESL or ESOL). Written by teachers, this quarterly journal provides classroom ideas, activities, and suggestions for professional development.

The English Teaching Forum helps teachers to stay abreast of new and creative methods practiced across the English language instructional community. Find innovative, practical teaching ideas in this peer-reviewed journal, which features articles written by teachers from around the world.

You don’t have to be teaching overseas to enjoy and learn fresh ideas! The English Teaching Forum is just as inspiring for U.S.-based teachers, especially for those engaged in English instruction, such as domestic teachers serving in schools with immigrant children.

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NEW! 2023 NASA Science Calendar

December 23, 2022

Want to take a trip to outer space? The National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) much anticipated 2023 NASA Science Calendar is now available from the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) Online Bookstore. The photography in this year’s calendar is even more fascinating and visually arresting than ever! Experience the beauty of a world beyond Earth’s atmosphere through the photography and words of NASA space experts in the 2023 NASA Science Calendar.

Here are a few photo excerpts from the 2023 NASA Science Calendar:

January: Mysterious “Superbubble” Hollows Out Nebula in Hubble Image (below). N44 is a complex nebula filled with glowing hydrogen gas, dark lanes of dust, massive stars, and many populations of stars of different ages. One of its most distinctive features, however, is the dark, starry gap called a “superbubble,” visible in this Hubble Space Telescope image in the central region.

February: NASA Rocket Endures Flight from Norway (not pictured–see calendar). On May 10, 2022, a NASA suborbital rocket called Endurance lifted off from the Svalbard Rocket Range in Norway—the northernmost launch range in the world. The rocket carried scientific instruments 475 miles (~764 kilometers) above the ground and through Earth’s magnetic north pole on a brief mission to study Earth’s global electric potential.

March: Young Volcano at Mount Bagana, Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea (right). Since it was first observed by scientists in the 1840s, Mount Bagana has been erupting nearly nonstop. Of the three large volcanoes on Bougainville Island in Papua New Guinea, Mount Bagana is the only one currently active.

The NASA Science Calendar remains one of our best sellers. Grab your copy while supplies last!

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Essential Information for New Immigrants

October 20, 2022

Are you a new immigrant in the United States? As a nation of immigrants, the Federal Government can assist your transition to become a full-fledged citizen by producing easy-to-follow lessons to help immigrants settle in the United States. Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants provides a general summary of rights, responsibilities, and procedures essential to becoming permanent residents.

If you are a recent immigrant or know someone who is in the process of becoming a citizen, this comprehensive guide offers critically important information about ensuring legal status and finding support agencies and organizations that can assist with the processing of documents or essential services on the path to citizenship.

Produced by the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), the Guide covers the following important matters new arrivals will need to know when preparing to become a citizen:

  • Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Permanent Resident, and,
  • How to Maintain Your Permanent Resident Status

There are also examples of how to learn English and what to expect regarding health care and other Federal benefits.

While the primary audience for this resource is new immigrants, it is also helpful for individuals already preparing for the U.S. Naturalization Test and attorneys assisting immigrants during the U.S. Naturalization process, and public libraries, especially in regions and cities where new immigrants reside.

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Humanities Magazine: A Focus on American Culture and the Arts

September 30, 2022

“The term ‘humanities’ includes, but is not limited to, the study and interpretation of the following: language, both modern and classical; linguistics; literature; history; jurisprudence; philosophy; archaeology; comparative religion; ethics; the history, criticism, and theory of the arts; those aspects of the social sciences which have humanistic content and employ humanistic methods; and the study and application of the humanities to the human environment with particular attention to reflecting our diverse heritage, traditions, and history and to the relevance of the humanities to the current conditions of national life.”–National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act, 1965, as amended: https://www.neh.gov/about.

Humanities, published by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), is a quarterly magazine focusing on American culture and the arts by authors who have dedicated their lives to bringing us closer to our creativity and self-expression. It includes vivid and interesting descriptions of NEH- sponsored research in the humanities, NEH programs and projects, and issues related to the humanities in the United States. It also provides recent NEH grants, deadlines, and helpful information for applicants seeking funds. With interesting stories of literature, history, archaeology, comparative religion, philosophy, and language crafted by well-known authors across the spectrum of the Humanities, the magazine allows readers to become more aware of the world around them and recognize the positive impact of American culture and the arts.

This publication is an excellent resource for anyone involved in the arts and humanities.

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Native American Day

September 21, 2022

September 23 is Native American Day. In recognition of the important contributions Native Americans have made to our country, the US Government Bookstore is featuring the Smithsonian Institution multi-volume hardcover reference Handbook of North American Indians series.

The Handbook of North American Indians print series is a fascinating fourteen-volume collection. It is the ultimate resource for Native American history across various regions of North America. The set summarizes what’s known about the prehistory, history, and cultures of North America’s aboriginal peoples north of central Mexico’s urban civilizations.

Volumes in this set feature specific tribes located in geographic areas across the U.S., including The Plains, Great Basin, Arctic, Northwest Coast, Southwest, California, North, and South East. It also describes Indians in Contemporary Society, Indian-white relations, languages, and more.

Learn about the important contributions of Native Americans in this popular hardcover reference series about North American Indians from the Smithsonian Institution.

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National Wellness Month

August 22, 2022

August is National Wellness Month, a great time to focus on eating a healthy diet and maintaining physical wellness. Incorporating healthy habits into your lifestyle makes for a better quality of life. To help Americans make healthier food choices, Dietary Guidelines for Americans is now available from the U.S. Government Bookstore.

Dietary Guidelines, authored by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrition experts and Health and Human Services (HHS), are designed to help individuals and families stay on track to consume a healthy diet. The information in the Dietary Guidelines is used to develop, implement, and evaluate food, nutrition, and health policies for Americans.

It provides science-based advice to promote health and reduce the risk for major chronic diseases through diet and physical activity. It summarizes and synthesizes knowledge regarding individual nutrients and food components into recommendations for a pattern of eating that consumers can quickly adapt.

It’s important to remember that a healthy dietary program does not have to be based on a rigid prescription. These Guidelines feature a customizable framework, core elements from which individuals can tailor an affordable series of healthy choices to meet personal, cultural, and lifestyle preferences.

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Visit a Federal depository library: Search for U.S. Government publications in a nearby Federal depository library. You can find the records for most titles in GPO’s Catalog of U.S. Government Publications.

Find more than a million official Federal Government publications from all three branches at www.govinfo.gov.

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Images and additional content provided by Government Book Talk Editor Trudy Hawkins. Trudy is the Senior Marketing & Promotions Specialist in GPO’s Publication & Information Sales Office supporting the U.S. Government Online Bookstore (https://bookstore.gpo.gov).


Medicare Anniversary: America’s Health Insurance

July 29, 2022

On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Social Security Act Amendments, thus establishing Medicare and Medicaid, the health insurance programs for Americans. For over 57 years, these two medical support programs have been the foundation that ensures affordable healthcare for all Americans over sixty-five years of age and low-income families.

It’s essential to be informed and prepared to obtain and complete the necessary documents to qualify for the critical benefits of the Medicare and Medicaid health insurance programs. To help Americans with this crucial task, the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) online bookstore offers the Health Insurance Claim Forms (CMS-1500), the official standard Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) health insurance claim form.

“The CMS-1500 form is the standard claim form developed by the National Uniform Claim Committee (NUCC) and used by all non-institutional medical providers or suppliers to bill Medicare carriers and durable medical equipment regional carriers (DMERCs) when a provider qualifies for a waiver from the Administrative Simplification Compliance Act (ASCA) requirement for electronic submission of claims. It is also used for billing of some Medicaid State Agencies.” For more information, visit the CMS website at http://www.cms.gov.

A few moments of your time administering important Federal benefits will give you peace of mind that your medical and financial needs are in order.

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Visit a Federal depository library: Search for U.S. Government publications in a nearby Federal depository library. You can find the records for most titles in GPO’s Catalog of U.S. Government Publications.

Find more than a million official Federal Government publications from all three branches at www.govinfo.gov.

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The Harmonized Tariff Schedule: An essential resource for exporters

July 22, 2022

Tariffs are critical components of trade, particularly international trade. As described on the United States International Trade Commission website, the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) comprises a hierarchical structure describing all goods in trade for duty, quota, and statistical purposes.

The HTSUS structure is based upon the international Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS), administered by the World Customs Organization (WCO) in Brussels. The 4- and 6-digit HS product categories are subdivided into 8-digit unique U.S. rate lines and 10-digit non-legal statistical reporting categories. This system’s classification of goods must be done per the General and Additional U.S. Rules of Interpretation, starting at the 4-digit heading level to find the most specific provision and then moving to the subordinate categories.

The Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, Annotated for Statistical Reporting Purposes 34th Edition 2022, currently available from the U.S. Government Bookstore, is the primary source for determining applicable tariff rates and statistical categories for all merchandise imported into the United States. It can also be used in place of Schedule B for classifying goods exported from the United States to foreign countries.

Regardless of what product you produce or manufacture, the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States proves to be an incredibly comprehensive resource for exporters.

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Visit a Federal depository library: Search for U.S. Government publications in a nearby Federal depository library. You can find the records for most titles in GPO’s Catalog of U.S. Government Publications.

Find more than a million official Federal Government publications from all three branches at www.govinfo.gov.

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Government Resources for Homeownership

July 14, 2022

Are you considering a home purchase or refinancing?

An excellent resource for homeowners or prospective owners is the Consumer Handbook on Adjustable Rate Mortgages from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). This handy booklet can help you determine if an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) is the best choice for you during the home buying process.

It explains how an ARM works and whether it’s the right option. It also describes important features of the loan the lender is offering, and there’s an easy-to-understand illustration showing the parts of a loan estimate specific to ARM loans.

Another excellent resource Your Home Loan Toolkit: A Step by Step Guide, takes home buyers through the home loan process in a breeze. This easy-to-understand toolkit includes interactive worksheets, checklists, smart research tips, financing terms, helpful conversation points to discuss with lenders, and much more. The guide also provides the closing disclosure to help home buyers become more comfortable accepting financial documents. 

With significant financial changes coming to the mortgage market, it’s more important to understand the critical details of shopping for the right financing, recognizing the risks with the various ARMs, and making the best financing choice for you and your family.

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Visit a Federal depository library: Search for U.S. Government publications in a nearby Federal depository library. You can find the records for most titles in GPO’s Catalog of U.S. Government Publications.

Find more than a million official Federal Government publications from all three branches at www.govinfo.gov.

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A Key Information Resource: The Code of Federal Regulations

June 30, 2022

Are you interested in fully understanding the business of Government? One key information resource of the Federal Government is the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Departments and agencies across the entire Federal Government update changes documented under fifty different subjects and routinely publish those changes as a series of updated rules and regulations that drive their respective public programs.

The CFR is an annual codification of the general and permanent rules published by executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government. CFRs present official and complete text of agency regulations in one organized publication that provides a comprehensive and convenient reference for anyone needing to know the text of the general and permanent Federal regulations.

The CFR is divided into 50 titles representing broad areas subject to Federal regulation such as Domestic Security, Agriculture, Banking and Finance, Aerospace and more. Public administrators make sure this critical information is always up-to-date.

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Visit a Federal depository library: Search for U.S. Government publications in a nearby Federal depository library. You can find the records for most titles in GPO’s Catalog of U.S. Government Publications.

Find more than a million official Federal Government publications from all three branches at www.govinfo.gov.

About the author: Blogger contributor Ed Kessler is a Promotions Specialist in GPO’s Publications and Information Sales Office.

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