Military, federal workers have all year to pay COVID-deferred taxes
In August President Trump ordered that Social Security taxes be deferred for service members and federal employees, to be paid back in 2021. Originally taxes were to be repaid by April 30, but an act passed before Christmas extends the deadline to Dec. 31. Military officials noted, however, that in spite of a pay raise, service members will still receive less on their paychecks each month in 2021 than they did during the last four months of 2020.
Ohio’s hospitalized coronavirus patients have been rising
As of Monday, Ohio’s hospitals had 4,405 coronavirus inpatients, making it the third straight day that the state’s number of patients has increased. Southwest Ohio has seen part of this increase, with numbers increasing just shy of 150 patients to a total of 1,195 coronavirus patients on Sunday. Hospitals reported sill having 31.73% of beds available.