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Feb 12, 2021

The especially stressful tax season ahead

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Today is the delayed start of the tax-filing season. Plus, online alcohol sales are way up during the pandemic.

Segments From this episode

The Weekly Wrap: Fed Chair Powell on the labor market

"Marketplace" host Kai Ryssdal speaks to the Wall Street Journal’s Kate Davidson and the New York Times’ Jeanna Smialek about Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s labor market remarks, inflation and proposed COVID-19 relief.

This year's tax season is likely to be more stressful than usual

Feb 12, 2021
For a lot of people, the last year has been weird, from a tax standpoint.
Though the start of tax season was delayed, the traditional filing deadline is back.
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Maryland passes new tax on internet advertising

Feb 12, 2021
The tax targets tech giants like Google, Facebook and Amazon and will raise an estimated $250 million. But a legal fight is likely.
The tax is aimed at tech giants like Google, Facebook and Amazon.
Denis Charlet/AFP via Getty Images

Online alcohol sales rise during the pandemic

Feb 12, 2021
What's on tap for American drinkers? Could be free delivery, one consultant says.
"Cocktails-to-go has been a great phenomenon," says Chris Swonger, CEO of the Distilled Spirits Council.
Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP via Getty Images

For U.S. service firms, access to China still mixed

Feb 12, 2021
China sells goods into the U.S. market easily, but American service providers face a range of barriers in China, which vary across industries.
The United Family hospital in Beijing is a U.S.-China joint venture. Foreign investors can't fully own hospitals in the country.
Courtesy of United Family Healthcare

Music from the episode

Captain Marvel Chick Corea, Return To Forever
A Little Piano DJ Mitsu The Beats
Sound Is Vibration Atmosphere
Green Light Lorde
Low Season Poolside

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Bridget Bodnar Producer
Daisy Palacios Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Associate Producer