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IRS issues guidance on health insurer fee and expatriate plans for 2016

IRS issues guidance on health insurer fee and expatriate plans for 2016

Notice 2016-14, 2016-7 IRB In a Notice, IRS has provided guidance for the 2016 fee year on how the definition of expatriate health plans under the Expatriate Health Coverage Clarification Act of 2014 applies for purposes of the health insurance provider’s fee imposed by Sec. 9010 of the Affordable Care Act. Background. Effective for calendar years […]

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Here are 10 things that will happen in 2015

Here are 10 things that will happen in 2015

As reported in the LA Times, Here are 10 things that will happen in 2015: Predicting what will happen in Orange County over the next year is a job for forecasters of weather and economics, sports handicappers, data-extrapolation scientists and the Magic 8 Ball. So we’ll turn to the experts to get 10 predictions about […]

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Is there anything more depressing than a holiday e-card?

Is there anything more depressing than a holiday e-card?

Editor’s Note:  This article caught my eye since I make it a habit to write a personal note in each and ever holiday card we send.  This does indeed take a lot of time, but I believe it is a helpful and healthy way to approach the holiday season, and life, in general.  Taking the […]

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What does Santa say to a Jewish kid who asks for a dreidel for Christmas?

What does Santa say to a Jewish kid who asks for a dreidel for Christmas?

As reported in the LA Times: In today’s installment of “op-eds from Christmas past,” we revisit Arthur J. Magida’s 2013 op-ed, “A new dreidel for Christmas.” In it, a young Magida recalls asking the excitement of meeting Santa, but finds that a peek outside the shtetl reveals a Christmas that feels a lot like Hanukkah. Christmas […]

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When You Don’t Want to Give to a Charity – Four Ways to Say ‘No’ Without Feeling Like Scrooge

When You Don’t Want to Give to a Charity  – Four Ways to Say ‘No’ Without Feeling Like Scrooge

When You Don’t Want to Give to a Charity – Four Ways to Say ‘No’ Without Feeling Like Scrooge, as reported n the WS Journal. When Martin Booe bought shaving cream recently at a drugstore in his hometown of Los Angeles, he found himself in an uncomfortable situation. The cashier asked him to donate money […]

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Money Can Also Buy You Unhappiness – It’s Not Just How Much You Spend; It’s How You Spend

Money Can Also Buy You Unhappiness – It’s Not Just How Much You Spend; It’s How You Spend

Money Can Also Buy You Unhappiness – It’s Not Just How Much You Spend; It’s How You Spend, as reported in the WS Journal. With enough money, you can buy yourself a heap of unhappiness. A healthy amount of savings can, I believe, enrich our lives in three key ways. It can allow us to […]

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How to Navigate the Gift-Season Minefield – You Can Give Meaningfully Without Overspending

How to Navigate the Gift-Season Minefield – You Can Give Meaningfully Without Overspending

How to Navigate the Gift-Season Minefield – You Can Give Meaningfully Without Overspending, as reported in the WS Journal. It’s the time of year when the urge to spend kicks into high gear. Noble thoughts of saving more for retirement, paying down debt or preparing for a child’s college tuition are overrun by a no-expense-spared […]

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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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