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Tuesday’s business headlines

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Here’s a look at Tuesday’s business headlines.

IRS deadline

The IRS opened the window for people to claim missing $500 stimulus payments.

People now have until the end of September to provide information about qualifying dependents.

To do this, go to IRS.gov and click on the non-filers tab on the front page.

Scammer alert

A scammer is sending bogus emails from the U.S. Small Business Administration to steal personal information for unsuspecting Americans.

The messages direct potential victims to a malicious webpage disguised as an SBA website that the “unknown malicious cyber actor” uses to steal credentials.

The alleged scam is one of several reported attempts by cybercriminals pose as the federal agency tasked with distributing billions of dollars in coronavirus relief loans to struggling businesses.

Parents going back to work

Half of working parents say they won’t go back to work if there’s no in-person schooling this year.

Investment bank Jefferies found 54% of 2,200 working parents surveyed say they will not return to work if schools don’t open in-person this year.

The pandemic has also shattered the daycare industry: 40% of childcare providers expect to close permanently unless they get a public bailout.

Walmart

Walmart, Best Buy, Patagonia and other retailers and restaurants are giving their employees time off to vote on election day.

More than 600 companies ahve joined the “Time to Vote” movement, which aims to increase voter turnout by giving workers flexibility to cast their ballot.

According to Pew Research Center, 56% of those who were eligible to vote cast their ballots in the 2016 presidential election.

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