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IRS clarifies effect, on adoption credit, of foreign child not being “re-adopted”

IRS clarifies effect, on adoption credit, of foreign child not being “re-adopted”

Chief Counsel Advice 201509037 In an e-mail Chief Counsel Advice (CCA), IRS has clarified the effect, on the adoption credit, of certain foreign-born children not being “re-adopted” under state law. Background. An individual can claim a tax credit for qualified adoption expenses (QAE) which are reasonable and necessary adoption fees, court costs, attorney fees, and […]

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10 things teens won’t tell you – The secret and costly life of the American teenager

10 things teens won’t tell you – The secret and costly life of the American teenager

10 things teens won’t tell you – The secret and costly life of the American teenager, as reported in the WS Journal. 1. America will look a lot different when we grow up. Like every generation of adolescents, today’s teens have habits that are utterly unfamiliar to their parents. The roughly 25 million Americans between […]

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Student-Loan Debtors Have Benefits Garnished

Student-Loan Debtors Have Benefits Garnished

Student-Loan Debtors Have Benefits Garnished, as reported in the WS Journal. The U.S. government is increasingly garnishing the Social Security checks of older and disabled Americans who have fallen behind on their student-loan payments. Some 155,000 Americans had their Social Security benefits reduced in the federal fiscal year 2013 after defaulting on federal student loans, […]

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10 things the baby-product industry won’t tell you – Inside the $23 billion bringing-up-baby business

10 things the baby-product industry won’t tell you – Inside the $23 billion bringing-up-baby business

10 things the baby-product industry won’t tell you – Inside the $23 billion bringing-up-baby business, as reported in the WS Journal. 1. We’re selling stuff your newborn doesn’t need. With some 4 million babies born in the U.S. every year, companies that make baby products have a broad and ever-changing audience. Reports from retail industry […]

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10 things your pets won’t tell you

10 things your pets won’t tell you

10 things your pets won’t tell you – owning a pet is a lot more than a walk in the park, as reported in the WS Journal. 1. You’ll spend a small fortune on me May marks National Pet Month, and it’s easy to see why consumers dedicate an entire month to their furry companions. […]

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Five Tools to Help You Eat Healthier at College

Five Tools to Help You Eat Healthier at College

Editor’s Note: Well, I wish I had this advice in college back in my day.  Then again, I wouldn’t have listened; would you? Between late nights cramming for exams and the overwhelming number of food selections in the dining hall, trying to make healthy food choices on a college campus can be daunting. For the […]

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10 things your kids won’t tell you – fewer people are having kids, and those who do are paying a higher price

10 things your kids won’t tell you – fewer people are having kids, and those who do are paying a higher price

As reported in the WS Journal, 10 things your kids won’t tell you – Fewer people are having kids, and those who do are paying a higher price. 1. “I will cost you your dream house.” Couples thinking about starting a family might want to boost their saving goals. The cost of raising a child […]

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Meet Paul Raymond

Meet Paul Raymond

Mr. Raymond is a sought after speaker in tax controversy law by many attorney, accountant, and business groups and at the request of the Internal Revenue Service, has presented programs at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum, attended by tax professionals throughout the United States.

Additionally, he continues to be an active member in the Section of Taxation, American Bar Association, where he was the Past Chair of the Employment Taxes Committee.

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