The TAPS Daily - September 9, 2020


Welcome to The TAPS Daily - your source for some of the latest news, resources, and thought pieces from across the military and veteran community during the COVID-19 response.


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Today's Highlights

 

  1. Here's how the payroll tax deferral impacts service members
    (Connecting Vets)
    With plans to put payroll taxes on ice for the rest of the year, military finance officials warn service members the tax breaks are temporary and will be collected starting in January.
  2. Defense authorization bill delayed until after election
    (Defense News)
    A bipartisan compromise and vote on the defense policy bill isn’t likely before the election, but should come “quickly” after, the House Armed Services Committee’s top Republican said.
  3. Stimulus check money: You and your family could get more than $1,200 with a new payment
    (CNet)
    Here's how much you could expect if the IRS sends another round of stimulus checks in 2020.
  4. Lawmakers Intensify Medal of Honor Push for Black D-Day Hero Who Saved Dozens
    (Military.com)
    Congress announced legislation to posthumously award the Medal of Honor to a Black Army medic who saved wounded troops on D-Day despite being severely wounded himself.
  5. This teacher built a library for kids in her garage
    (Good Morning America)
    This teacher built a library with her own collection of books in her garage when she realized her students didn't have close access to a public library.
  6. A farmer planted over 2 million sunflowers to provide a respite during this rough year
    (CNN)
    Everyone could use a little sunshine in their life right now, so a Wisconsin farmer decided that's what he was going to do, and planted more than 2 million sunflowers in his fields.

 

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