Oct 12, 2017

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Clergy Housing Income Tax Break Ruled Unconstitutional

A federal judge in Wisconsin ruled that U.S. Code  § 107, which provides a tax-free housing allowance for “ministers of the gospel” exclusively, violates the Establishment Clause of the United States Constitution’s First Amendment. According to the tax statute, gross income...

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Oct 10, 2017

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State-by-State Guide to Taxes

Kiplinger‘s recently published a comprehensive state-by-state guide to taxes, including maps showing: The 10 Most Tax-friendly States The 10 Least Tax-friendly States (Have a Kleenex handy…Maryland is #1.) Taxes on Retirement Income by State Each of the maps and details can be...

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Oct 6, 2017

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How to Help the Caribbean Islands: Spend Money There

The Caribbean holds a special place in the hearts of many Americans, including myself.  Liz and I have enjoyed many trips to the islands, one of our favorites being St. Thomas.  The devastation caused by the one, two punch of hurricanes Irma and Maria have left many Caribbean travelers unsure of...

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Sep 7, 2017

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Unsigned Wills and Electronic Wills Are a Recipe for Fraud and Litigation

Unsigned Wills and Electronic Wills Are a Recipe for Fraud and Litigation There is a disturbing trend in certain states regarding unsigned Wills and electronic Wills.  Some states, particularly New Jersey and Michigan, have now accepted an unsigned Will for probate, claiming that it was “harmless error” that caused the Will not to be signed.  Other states have...

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Sep 2, 2017

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Prayers for Texas and How We Are Helping

Like you, our hearts are breaking over the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey in Houston and surrounding areas.  Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those who have been impacted by the disaster. As a group, this touches us closely, as one of our employees has a parent and younger brother...

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