May 22, 2014

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Changes Ahead! New IRS Rules on IRA Rollovers

Effective January 1, 2015, owners of Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) will only be allowed one 60-day rollover every 12 months, regardless of how many IRAs they own.  (To “rollover” means to move assets from one retirement account to another.)  So, for example, if a distribution is...

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May 16, 2014

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New Maryland Estate Tax Bill: Signed, Sealed, Delivered

It’s official!  Yesterday, Governor Martin O’Malley approved a new Maryland Estate Tax bill, increasing Maryland’s estate tax exemption level. In 2015, the amount that passes free of Maryland estate tax will increase from $1,000,000 to $1,500,000. In 2016, it increases to...

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May 13, 2014

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Tribute to Cellist Dmitry Volkov of the Heifetz International Music Institute

Altman & Associates is deeply saddened by the passing of 26 year old cellist, Dmitry Volkov, who played for the Heifetz International Music Institute.  Serving as a Co-Trustee for the Doris M. Carter Foundation, a supporter of Heifetz, I had the privilege of seeing Dmitry perform just last...

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May 13, 2014

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Lesbian Veteran’s Wife Denied Burial Spot at Veteran’s Cemetery

Navy veteran, Madellyn Taylor, never imagined that she would be denied a burial spot next to her deceased wife, but that’s exactly what happened last December in Idaho. Taylor went to the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery with her Navy discharge papers and a California marriage license to...

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May 9, 2014

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The (Market) Value of a Mom

A fascinating video offering insight as to what a mother’s salary would be if she were actually being paid for the job.  We hope you’ll share it with the mothers in your life. Happy Mother’s Day! –  The Altman & Associates...

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