Estate Planning Pitfalls – Death Bed Planning

The Fifth Circuit recently affirmed the district court’s decision in U.S. v. Finely Hilliard, et al. to impose interest and taxes on donees of shares that were deemed sold at less than fair market value to the company owned by relatives of the donor. The gift recipients bore a significant

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Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014

An Eleventh Hour Vote on Tax Extenders: Research & Development, Bonus Depreciation, and other Temporary Tax Policies The US House of Representatives draft of tax extenders, H.R. 5771, the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, is to be considered in the House today, Tuesday, December 2, 2014. The draft is

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GuideStar Diversity Tracking Program

GuideStar is a reporting database utilized by near two million nonprofit organizations across the country.  Their database provides a centralized location for nonprofit organizations’ financial records and other nonprofit informationIn addition to these services, they recently announced a new voluntary program with the GuideStar Exchange that is aimed

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Alan Beaulieu Provides Economic Outlook for 2015

Barnes Dennig joined with DBL Law and Huntington bank to welcome back noted economist Alan Beaulieu to provide his outlook on the economy in the near and distant future. Beaulieu is predicting a slowing down of the growth rate of the economy in 2015 that will pick back up again

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