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To mark National Hurricane Preparedness Week, the IRS wants you to know it stands ready to help . If you suffer damage to your home or personal property, you may be able to deduct the losses you incur on your federal income tax return. Here are 10 tips you should know about deducting casualty losses: Read More
You may be tempted to forget all about your taxes once you’ve filed your tax return. Do not give in to that temptation. If you start your tax planning now, you may avoid a tax surprise when you file next year. Now is a good time to set up a system so you can keep your tax records safe and easy to find. Here are some IRS tips to give you a leg up on next year’s taxes: Read More

Respectfulness and politeness — they’re valued in many close-knit communities. But when you’re dealing with a scammer, those values can backfire, as we’ve heard during our
ongoing effort to fight fraud in every community . Scammers try to take advantage of your politeness to get you to hand over money or personal information.

Here are some situations when it would be just fine to interrupt, hang up, and not give a caller the time of day: 

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The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church.

Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
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WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers who receive requests from the IRS to verify their identities that the Identity Verification Service website,, offers the fastest, easiest way to complete the task.
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Planning News & Ideas for the Professional Adviser (Summer 2015)
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Tax identity theft is the theme of the week, but it’s not the only tax scam we’re talking about. Complaints to the FTC about IRS imposter scams have shot up over the last year — by almost 50,000 complaints. (Links to article by the Federal Trade Commission.)
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Gifts of appreciated capital assets, like securities, provide you with the following benefits:
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You may think you are too young to plan for the future, but if you have children or own real estate it's important to have a plan. Read More

We wish to thank the sponsors of the 22nd annual Estate & Charitable Gift Planning Institute held September 16th.
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The Salvation Army is continuing to address and monitor the Ebola epidemic in west Africa, with particular focus on the countries of Sierra Leone and Liberia, the two countries that are most-affected by the outbreak. Read More