Book NOW for the 2011 Annual Meeting aboard Royal Caribbean headed to Bermuda
Are you planning to cruise with us for the 48th Annual Meeting & Education Conference in June but haven't made your reservations yet? Make sure to click here to see all details of the Annual Meeting and book today. Cabins are selling out quickly and we must have the group reserved by the middle of February! Don't miss out on our group savings of over $300+ per/cabin from regular rates. Members and Non-Members we encourage you to join us! Questions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. More
Save the Date: 2011 Northeast Regional Education Conference
The 2011 Northeast Regional education conference will be taking place April 29 through May 1 at the Seaview Resort in Galloway, N.J. This is the same location we have been to in years past and located right outside the heart of Atlantic City. We encourage you to save the date and be on the lookout for full details at the beginning of February! This is a great way to celebrate the end of tax season!
Integrated Estate Plan Letter
Member Edward D. Brown of Colorado has provided a letter his firm produces each year that contains numerous updates and advice in connection with an "integrated estate plan." To access a pdf version of this file please click here. Members may find this letter to be of great interest, especially if the subject matter brings to light any issues that you decide may need to be addressed. If any items discussed in the letter lead to any questions or concerns, please contact me directly at 303-741-1111, ext. 110.
Preparing for long-term care: Are there any good options?
A huge wave of baby boomers may need long-term care in their golden years -- and yet fewer than half have taken steps to prepare for it. That's the sobering conclusion of a recently released industry study that shows two-thirds of Americans believe it's important to plan for long-term care, but only 44 percent have taken steps to protect themselves -- and most of those steps only involve boosting their savings accounts. But while it's clear that not enough people are thinking about preparing for their long-term-care needs, it's not at all clear what, if any, the best solutions are. More
Obama proposes big change to corporate tax structure
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President Obama proposed eliminating corporate interest deductions in exchange for a lower top tax rate as part of a tax code overhaul that would mark a huge change in the way most corporations calculate their tax obligation. More
Illinois tax amnesty program nets $717 million
Illinois' tax amnesty program, which ended in November, raised $717 million in previously unpaid taxes, with $314 million of the collections earmarked for the state's ailing general fund budget, state officials said. More
Tax incentives proposed for electric cars
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U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow has introduced legislation to help people who buy plug-in electric cars, and to help the companies making the advanced vehicles. Right now, someone who buys a plug-in electric car like a Nissan Leaf or Chevy Volt gets a tax credit of up to $7,500. More
Instant tax refunds are just high-interest loans
Consumers who have a big tax refund coming often want to get their hands on it as soon as possible. In New Jersey, the Office of the Attorney General and State Division of Consumer Affairs last week inspected 574 tax preparation offices statewide in search of false and misleading advertising of so-called "instant," "same day" and "24 hour" tax refunds. More
Judge orders release of 'prebate' information
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A Vermont judge has upheld an attorney's claim that the town of Manchester, Vt., should release tax adjustment information on households with income less than $97,000. In May, attorney Joseph O'Dea filed a complaint with the Bennington Superior Court Civil Division, saying that Manchester was wrong to have redacted "prebate" tax information, on the grounds that the amount of the prebate could be used, along with other public information, to determine a person's income. More
10 tax mistakes parents often make
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Between sleep deprivation and hectic schedules, parents don't always have time to decipher the tax code. That means many of them lose out on potential savings in the form of tax credits, deductions, and tax-advantaged savings plans. We interviewed tax experts on the most common mistakes that parents make when they do their taxes. More
Estate tax planning 101: 'Call to action'
Estate planning is not just for the high-net-worth, or ultra-high-net-worth. While the changes to estate and gift taxes in late 2010 that reunified these two taxes -- and ways of transferring wealth -- enabled some very dramatic savings for the very wealthy, there's a "call to action at every level," according to Benjamin Ledyard, director of wealth strategies at Silver Bridge Advisors. More