RMS Listeners Foundation Helps Families of Fallen Police Officers

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D&M Auto Leasing enables drivers to lease the cars of their dreams at affordable rates. Headquartered in Grand Prairie, Texas, D&M Auto Leasing has served the Greater Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth areas since 1976. The company gives back to the Texas community by contributing $300 to the Russ Martin Show (RMS) Listeners Foundation for select vehicles leased by Russ Martin Show listeners.

The RMS Listeners Foundation supports families of fallen police officers and firefighters in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. When a police officer or firefighter is killed in the line of duty, the tragedy leaves the surviving family members with tremendous expenses at a very vulnerable time. It often takes months or years for federal benefits to reach a grieving spouse.

When a civil servant passes away, the foundation promptly reaches out to his or her loved ones with support and donations. Most recently, the charity was able to give $35,000 to the widow of an Arlington, Texas, police officer on the day of her husband’s death.

EZ Lease from D&M Leasing

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D&M Auto Leasing was founded in 1976, and has since become the nation’s largest consumer car leasing company. D&M Leasing serves the Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston areas and offers the EZ Lease, a product designed to be user-friendly and offer competitive rates.

Question: Is there a down payment?
Answer: Qualified lessees do not need to make a down payment. In some cases, lessees do not have to make any payment at all for the first 60 days.

Question: Which vehicles can I get with the EZ Lease?
Answer: The EZ Lease is offered on almost all makes and models of new vehicles, and it is available on some used vehicles as well.

Question: Is there a penalty for ending my lease early?
Answer: With the EZ Lease, lessees can trade in their vehicle, or purchase the vehicle outright at any time without paying early termination penalties.

Learn more at www.dmautoleasing.com.

Miss Texas Organization Sponsors Weeklong Pageant Title Event

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Established by two Dallas-area automobile dealers, D&M Auto Leasing is one of the largest consumer car leasing companies in the country. Based out of Grand Prairie, Texas, D&M Leasing contributes to numerous nonprofits around the Fort Worth and Houston areas, including Miss Texas Pageant, Inc. and its scholarship foundation.

Founded in 1937, the Miss Texas competition provides personal and professional opportunities for young women in Texas. In addition, it provides a statewide forum for these women to express their accomplishments and viewpoints to others.

Each year, the organization hosts its Miss Texas and Miss Texas Outstanding Teen Pageant Week; the 2016 week is scheduled for June 25 through July 2. Held at the Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel, the event includes a red-carpet gala, preliminary elimination rounds, and a wrap-up party. Hundreds of women participate in local pageants, and the finalists compete for the statewide title. The event culminates with the crowning of Miss Texas and Miss Texas Outstanding Teen 2016, along with an awards reception. In 2015, the event crowned Shannon Sanderford as Miss Texas, and Addy Jackson earned recognition as Miss Texas Outstanding Teen.

Tax Benefits Associated with Business Use of a Vehicle

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D&M Leasing is a well-established Grand Prairie, Texas, firm that serves customers spanning Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston. Established in 1976, D&M Leasing facilitates automobile trade-ins and acquires the exact vehicle desired when undertaking customer-focused leases.

Major advantages enjoyed by D&M Auto Leasing clients include tax-deductible business-use arrangements, whether for commercial fleets or equipment leasing. Even the use of a single vehicle for business purposes can offer major tax benefits.

Under IRS rules, the costs of operating and maintaining a vehicle dedicated exclusively for business purposes are fully deductible, with the exception of commuting between home and the workplace.

Careful record keeping is essential, as many people combine business and personal uses within a single vehicle. In this case, vehicle costs associated with business activities must be clearly delineated from time spent commuting and attending to personal errands. In preparing taxes, the car owner or lessee must calculate the total number miles driven and those driven for business purposes. This enables an accurate estimation of deductible vehicle expenses.