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Tax Return Checklist

Make tax time relax time – it’s possible if you stay organized! Take note of the following, and remember to use your Heartland Bank account number and routing number for direct deposit to get your tax return quickly.

11 Tips to Keep Your Data Private

In a technology-centered world, keeping your information and finances safe can seem like an impossible task. To better protect you, we’ve put together a quick guide on how to control who sees your data.

Tax Time Scams to Look Out For

Tax time can be stressful enough without having to worry about scams. Unfortunately, tax season scams have been on the rise in recent years, particularly via phone and email.

IRS Retirement Plan Contribution Limits

To make it possible for voluntary retirement savings to keep up with inflation, the various numerical limits embedded within qualified retirement plans are indexed for inflation.

Don’t be a Victim of Unemployment Benefits Fraud

Illinois identified more than 120,000 counts of unemployment insurance fraud in August. This number will likely increase as more people file for unemployment due to the pandemic’s impact on businesses.

Holiday Shopping During a Pandemic

The holidays will look different this year. Social distancing, occupancy limits in stores, and other cautionary steps will require us to rethink our usual shopping strategies.