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Block That Unwanted Call

Nothing puts a damper on your day like the interruption of unwanted calls. Maybe you’ve gotten one — you answer the phone and hear a recorded message instead of a live person. Internet-powered phone systems have made it cheap and easy for scammers to make illegal sales robocalls from anywhere in the world. Fortunately, you...Read More

The Republican Tax Laws: Part Three

Here are some other last-minute moves that can save tax dollars in view of the new tax law: The new law substantially increases the alternative minimum tax (AMT) exemption amount, beginning next year. There may be steps you can take now to take advantage of that increase. For example, the exercise of an incentive stock...Read More

The Republican Tax Laws, Part Two

Part II Disappearing or reduced deductions, larger standard deduction. Beginning next year, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act suspends or reduces many popular tax deductions in exchange for a larger standard deduction. Here’s what you can do about this right now: Individuals (as opposed to businesses) will only be able to claim an itemized deduction...Read More