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Handling Finances After A Spouse Dies

When a husband or wife dies, the surviving spouse may face unfamiliar financial decisions and issues. If you’re in such a difficult situation, here are a few guidelines to help you cope. Locate key documents. Look through your house and ...

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IRS Nets Additional $2M In Estate Tax

In recent years the Internal Revenue Service has been hotly contesting business valuations performed for estate and gift tax purposes. The IRS has won many of these tax court cases. Why is this happening and more importantly, how can you ...

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The New 'Manufacturing' Deduction

Have you heard the true story about the IRS Commissioner and the doughnut demonstration≠ It turns out that identical doughnuts, baked side by side in the same oven, could be treated differently when computing the new tax deduction for “manufacturing ...

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How To Secure More Private Web Surfing

The blessings of powerful personal computers connected by inexpensive broadband tendrils to the World Wide Web has brought with them the curses of powerful personal computers connected by inexpensive broadband tendrils to the World Wide Web. I rejoice in the ...

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Tax Consequences Of Lawsuit Settlements

Important, but all too often forgotten, aspects of lawsuit settlements and awards are the tax ramifications. The taxation of these payouts varies as much as the individual cases themselves. During the course of each stage of negotiation, it is in ...

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