41SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details As we get into 2019, there are a lot of things to think about, and one of the first things we think about every year is filing our taxes. This year we have until April 15th, but why wait that long? If you have all the necessary paperwork (W-2, etc.), why wait? Here are four reasons you should file your taxes as soon as possible…You’ll get your refund sooner: This one may seem obvious. The sooner your file for a refund, the sooner you’ll get it back. The closer you wait until Tax Day, the busier the IRS is, and the longer it’s going to take to get your money back. I don’t know about you, but that’s a good enough reason for me.You’ll be done with it: If you find out your taxes are going to be more difficult than past years, you may find yourself scrounging around for paperwork and the process may take a lot longer than you planned. By filing early, this date shouldn’t be a source of stress for you.You’ll have more time to pay: Hopefully you’re looking at a refund this year, but if not, you’ll have to be paid in full by April 15th. If this is the case, you’ll give yourself more time to pay by filing early. Think about that if you know you owe money this year.Tax professionals aren’t as busy: Not only is the IRS less busy at the beginning of the year, but tax professionals are as well. Keep this in mind if you’re not filing on your own. For those of you who file online, this won’t be a big deal, but if you need a pro to help sort you out, you’ll be glad you made an early appointment.
Head coach of Ghana’s make U-20 team, the Black Satellites, has revealed that the absence of competitive football in Ghana played a key role in the team’s failure to make it to the last four of the ongoing Total U-20 AFCON and the 2019 U-20 World Cup in Poland.Ghana needed to avoid defeat to Mali in their final Group B game on Saturday, February 9 but lost 1-0 to finish 3rd in the group and miss the boat to Poland.Speaking after the match, Jimmy Cobblah, stated that not having competitive football in Ghana forced him into making decisions that eventually bit the team hard.“I think we have learned a lot from this experience. We have realised that preparations and competitions are very important.As we all know, we do not have competitive football in our country and that affected us because we should have played with our local boys. Most of the teams that came to this tournament used their locally-based players.However, because our boys are not match-fit due to the lack of competitive football, we had to rely on our foreign-based ones and they could not also arrive in camp early but we had no choice than to try and organise them. We have learned from this and we believe that in future, it will not be so.”On the match against Mali, Cobblah debunked assertions that he set the team up to play for a point in order to progress to the semi-finals.“We came in for a win and we told ourselves that in the event of a failure to get the victory, we would settle for the draw. We never to get a point. It was an unfortunate result for us.The goal Mali scored was not borne out of a tactical move or a sequence. It was just a flick. The game was balanced but it was their day and they won. I wish them the very best.”Ghana’s last appearance in the U-20 World Cup was in 2015 in New Zealand where they exited at the Round of 16 stage after losing 3-0 to Mali.–By: Nathan Quao/citinewsroom.com/Ghana