Most of us go through life without being concerned with, or ever checking on, our Social Security records. We assume the money deducted each payday and an equal amount paid in by our employer is applied properly to this valuable retirement benefit.

LAWTON, OK — Members of the FISTA Development Trust Authority have accepted a proposal from a firm that will help secure funding for renovations at Central Mall, but delayed a decision to name a firm to handle a "rebranding" campaign.

LAWTON, OK — Lawton Economic Development Corporation's office has been expanded with a fourth employee, who is bringing expertise gained from her years at the Oklahoma Department of Commerce.

LAWTON, OK — Several Southwest Oklahomans have experienced the bane of last week's winter storm with frozen water pipes and learned to adapt until repairs can come. But with a gold rush for plumbers and those who supply them comes the thinning of resources for repairs.

Your grandson needs a car but cannot afford the payments. As a favor, you provide the $25,000 to purchase the vehicle. You tell your grandson to pay you back when he can, but there is no loan document. The IRS sees this payment during an audit and asks you where your interest income is for t…

LAWTON, OK — Southwest Oklahoma ranchers are trying to cope with calving season that came at the wrong time this year.

Here are six tax topics that seem innocent but can cause problems if not handled correctly.

Hilliary Communications LLC announced Tuesday that it has acquired Prairieburg Telephone Co., a rural telephone company providing service to residents of Prairieburg, Iowa. Hilliary Communication’s experience and expertise in serving rural communities will better serve the needs of Prairiebu…

WASHINGTON — Oklahoma farmers expressed optimism about the Senate’s 51-49 vote to uphold the Trump administration’s Navigable Waters Protection Rule, which replaced an Obama-era regulation farmers feared would lead to costly litigation and limit water use on their own land.

ALTUS, OK — Logan Nelson has joined NBC Oklahoma in Altus as vice president, lending officer, working directly with customers who need loans and those with existing loans.

LAWTON, OK — Lawton developer and builder Ron Nance has been named vice president/secretary of the Oklahoma Home Builders Association (OkHBA) for the 2021-2022 term.

Common New Year’s resolutions are to lose weight or become more active. Perhaps 2021 is the year to shift focus. Here are seven tips to help you become more financially fit.

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission (OESC) reports a continued decline in continued and initial unemployment claims, with the continued claims four-week moving average declining for the 31st consecutive week.

Baker Hughes BKR, -1.69% on Friday reported that the number of active U.S. rigs drilling for oil rose by 2 to 289 this week. That followed increases in each of the last eight weeks. The total active U.S. rig count, which includes those drilling for natural gas, was also up by 5 to 378, accor…

Here are three tasks to consider that will make meeting your business’s information reporting requirements less stressful this tax season.

Baker Hughes BKR, -3.54% on Friday reported that the number of active U.S. rigs drilling for oil rose by 12 to 287 this week. That followed increases in each of the last seven weeks. The total active U.S. rig count, which includes those drilling for natural gas, was also up by 13 to 373, acc…

If you or your business received funds from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the recently passed Emergency Coronavirus Relief Act of 2020 will help to dramatically cut your tax bill. Here’s what you need to know.

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LAWTON, OK — Lawton's FISTA Development Trust Authority has approved two letters of engagement with an architectural firm that will analyze and craft design plans to convert vacant store fronts in Central Mall into a complex for military defense contractors.

You could soon see another stimulus payment in your bank account with the recent passage of the Emergency Coronavirus Relief Act of 2020, which means more direct relief to you and your family.

There are many tax benefits built into home ownership. Here is a review of the most common. It may be worth a quick check to ensure you are maximizing your home ownership tax benefits.

No one likes surprises from the IRS, but they do occasionally happen. Here are some examples of unpleasant tax situations you could find yourself in and what to do about them.

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Oklahoma’s Tourism and Recreation department announced massive upgrades and renovations to many state parks, including Quartz Mountain.

If you are working from home for the first time in 2020, you may be wondering if your home office is tax deductible. The bad news? If you’re working from home for an employer, you normally can’t deduct your home office expenses. Here’s a quick look at the basic requirements to be able to ded…

ARDMORE — Noble Research Institute will host a free online learning event Managing Taxes for Agricultural Producers from 1-3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

TULSA — Beginning with the January 2021 billing cycle, Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) will increase the fuel cost adjustment on customer bills to reflect higher prices for natural gas and purchased power.