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Hold On To Your Passports If You Owe IRS Taxes

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“Hold On To Your Passports If You Owe IRS Taxes – January 2018 Revocation Action” By Mary Lopinot

In late 2015, Congress gave the IRS a new tax collection tool aimed at collecting high-dollar tax debts of individuals—the right to recommend revocation of your U.S. Passport. The change was included in roads appropriation legislation (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act) and will become fully implemented on January 1, 2018.

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Blended Families... The perils of not planning


Blended Families – The Perils of Not Planning by Greg Coffey

Estate planning can be daunting if you or your spouse has children from a prior relationship. For some, it seems so complicated that they are frozen from taking any action.

This lack of planning is unfortunate. However, it is easily (and painlessly) remedied by talking about your blended family’s circumstances with an experienced estate planning attorney.

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Missed opportunity to make a portability election...or not?

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"Missed opportunity to make a portability election...or not?" by Beth K. Flowers

In 2010, the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act (“2010 Tax Act”) introduced the concept of portability, which allows a surviving spouse to add to his or her own estate tax exemption whatever amount of exemption the deceased spouse had not used. The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 then made portability permanent.

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I Was Fired By My Employer...Can I Sue?

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"I Was Fired By My Employer...Can I Sue?" by Mark S. Schuver

When most people are fired by their employer, they believe they were treated unfairly or wrongfully terminated. While that may be true, not every wrongful termination is an “unlawful” termination.

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IRS Special Agents

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"IRS Special Agents" by Rebecca Wohltman

“Knock, knock.”

“Who’s there?”

“I am Special Agent Bond with the Internal Revenue Service, and I would like to ask you some questions.” 

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