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Tax Issues in Divorce: Real Estate Itemization Credits

With the April 15th tax filing deadline quickly approaching, I am beginning to see an increase of the tax-related issues arise in my client’s cases.  The right of either of the parties to claim itemized deductions associated with the real estate taxes and mortgage interest paid on the marital residence is a frequent issue of …

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The Artist’s Legacy – Gifts of Art to Family and Friends

On January 1, 2015, the gift and estate tax exemption increased to $5.43 million per person and to $10.86 for a married couple.  Artists who hope to take advantage of the increased exemption face unique challenges when making gifts to family and friends of visual art they have created.  Although specific situations can differ widely, …

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February 2015 State Tax Credit and Incentive Update

This is the second in a monthly series outlining updates in state tax credits and incentives, including legislative, gubernatorial and case law updates. While we recognize that tax credits and incentives are often criticized by some tax policy experts, they are a reality in today’s competitive business environment with states competing with each other for …

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The Individual Taxpayer Implications of the Tax Extenders in H.R. 5771

Every year for the past several years, Congress has passed a series of what are referred to as “tax extenders” – reinstatements of tax deductions and credits that have expired before the current tax year. It did so again in 2014, renewing several key tax breaks for individuals that apply exclusively to the 2014 tax year. …

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January 2015 State Tax Credit and Incentive Update–SALT

This is the first in a monthly series outlining updates in state tax credits and incentives, including but not limited to legislative, gubernatorial and case law updates as well as recent announcements of credit/incentives packages. While we recognize that tax credits and incentives are often frowned upon by tax policy experts, they are seen as …

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