Saturday February 16, 2019
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IRS Cautions - Avoid "Ghost" Tax Preparers
As taxpayers gather their W-2s, Forms 1099, charitable gift receipts and other financial information, tax filing season is now in full gear. In IR-2019-9, the IRS cautioned taxpayers not to use tax...
Case of the Week
Living on the Edge, Part 2
Rhea Jones, 75, lives in a beautiful coastal town in northern California. Rhea's home occupies three magnificent acres of bluff property overlooking the crashing waves of the Pacific. With a home...
Private Letter Ruling
Spouse Not Taxed on IRA Distribution
Decedent was married to Taxpayer. Decedent was over the age of 70½ when he passed away. Decedent was survived by Taxpayer, Son, Grandchild A and Grandchild B. Decedent owned an IRA and, at the...
Article of the Month
Investor or Dealer? - Gifts of Real Estate and Donor Classification
Philanthropically motivated individuals increasingly understand the value of gifting appreciated real estate to charity. Donors are often able to claim a deduction for the property's fair market value...