Estate-planning Ideas for a Blended Family

Modern techniques for modern times In this day and age, it is not unusual for a spouse, children and grandchildren from a second or even third marriage to form a so-called blended family. But these additions to the clan can complicate estate planning. Keeping that in mind, the following tools may be useful for blended
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Tabulate Results for a Sales Tax Deduction

Make tax election for renewed tax break In this election year, one of the most important decisions will be made on your 2015 tax return. You must determine whether it is better to deduct state and local income taxes paid last year or to claim a deduction for state and local sales taxes. What’s at
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Open the Door to Home-office Deductions

Maximize tax benefits on 2015 returns For a small-business owner who works out of his or her personal residence, a home-office deduction can provide significant tax savings, year in and year out. But keeping detailed records is critical. Although you may elect to use a simplified method for deducting home-office expenses on your 2015 tax
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