first_imgCCH Tax Day ReportThe Comptroller has updated its website concerning important changes and benefits for the 2017 tax filing season affecting corporate and personal income taxpayers. Taxpayers are reminded that personal income tax returns are due April 18, 2017 and that business income tax return dates vary. The guidance concerns the increased pension exclusion, tax forms and instructions, exemptions, deductions, tax credits, and local rate changes. Further, Form 500CR must be filed electronically. However, certain individual taxpayers may elect to claim the community investment tax credit and/or the endow Maryland tax credit on Maryland Form 502CR, and thus avoid the electronic filing requirement. Finally, since the special nonresident tax rate is tied to the lowest local rate, the special nonresident tax rate increases to 1.75% for 2016.Subscribers can view the guidance on the Comptroller’s website at’s New for the Tax Filing Season, Maryland Comptroller, December 2016last_img read more

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first_imgBy Erik Larsson Vice President, Marketing, QosmosThe industry is eagerly looking for commercial NFV solutions that can be deployed quickly and easily. That’s why Intel, QosmosOpens in a new window and TietoOpens in a new window have put together a live demo at Mobile World Congress, aligned with ETSI NFV principles and featuring intelligent deep packet inspection (DPI), traffic shaping, and service invocation.This demo shows DPI implemented as a Virtual Network Function (VNF) component to optimize a global virtual Evolved Packet Core demo (virtual EPC). The virtualized DPI analyzes network traffic in real-time and in detail, and feeds resulting information to the virtual PDN-Gateway that can trigger multiple functions such as quality of service (QoS) management or traffic shaping.To make it efficient, the DPI technology is implemented in an elastic way: thanks to an Element Management System, the DPI function can send behavioral traffic information to the orchestrator/analytics system to trigger events., such as scaling up (add vCPU to the VM instance) or scaling out of virtual machine (VM) instances.This means that operators can optimize costs through improved equipment utilization while securing service level agreements (SLAs) through dynamic and rapid instantiations. This translates into significant OpEx cost reductions associated with e.g. PDN-GW and implementation of service provider mobile plans such as tiered pricings, application charging, etc.See it all by yourself at MWCOpens in a new window in Barcelona next week – the demo will be shown at the Intel booth in Hall 3, 3D30.Erik drives all aspects of marketing for Qosmos, including company positioning, demand generation, product marketing, branding and communication. Prior to Qosmos, he led marketing for Netcentrex IP Communications (acquired by Comverse), and managed marketing activities for Web hosting provider Integra (now Level 3). Reach him at [email protected] or @tweetrik.last_img read more

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first_imgAccording to Oklahoma State Courts Network, Jhajuan Seales was arrested for a DUI on Sunday. Not that driving under the influence is ever good, but in light of what happened on Saturday … I mean.You can read the entire document here.Screen Shot 2015-10-29 at 11.27.16 AMOSU, apparently, isn’t discussing it yet.I checked with #okstate about the charges against Jhajuan Seales. They have no comment.— Nathan Thompson (@NathanDThompson) October 29, 2015[Orange Factor]If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

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