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6/3/2018
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Prior Foreclosure is Not Necessarily an Act of Acceleration!

For NY SOL purposes under CPLR 213[4] filing a complaint can be an "act of acceleration" but this is not always the case, Suffolk Supreme Court finds...

Category: Foreclosure Law

6/3/2018
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DiTech Lacks Standing b/c It Produced No POA

Servicers acting for Lenders must have a valid POA to effect a transfer or assignment of a mortgage, and failure to prove authority can stall a case.

Category: Foreclosure Law

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6/3/2018
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The IRS Announces Plans to Squash SALT Tax Workarounds

The TCJA limits deductions for state and local ("SALT taxes") to $10,000, and State's with heavy property tax are clamoring for a workaround, but IRS says NO.

Category: Tax Law

6/3/2018
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Making Charitable Gifts Without Giving Away Big Tax Breaks

Charitable donations must be handled carefully, with receipts, acknowledgments, value statements, and corresponding bank statements carefully recorded.

Category: Tax Law

6/3/2018
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New Tax Law Is No “Gift” for Charities

A combination of an increased standard deduction and a widespread repeal of itemized deductions will lead to substantial reductions in charitable giving.

Category: Tax Law

6/3/2018
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Sports Entertainment Strikes Out Under the New Tax Bill

Entertainment business expenses, long a favorite of large companies and their concierge services for clients, were on the chopping block.

Category: Tax Law

6/3/2018
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The Music Mogul – a cautionary tale for hobby losses

Many businesses don't make money, but when does a business become a "hobby" for which associated expenses are not deductible?

Category: Tax Law

5/28/2018
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Taking a Healthy Medical Deduction in 2018.

2018 provides a great chance to reduce AGI through various techniques while getting more medical deductions covered for a healthy chunk of savings.

Category: Tax Law

5/28/2018
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The Producer – a cautionary tale for travel expenses

Project-based businesses come with unique challenges, but if you keep good records and justify the business use for various activities, you avoid overpaying.

Category: Tax Law

5/28/2018
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The Bodyguard – A cautionary tale for unreimbursed expenses

Employees and small-business pass-through owners should know what expenses are deductible and what aren't... the rules are complex, but mistakes are costly.

Category: Tax Law

5/28/2018
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Amazon Tax Proposed in New Zealand… “Coming to America?”

Sales tax rules are changing and Kennedy and Gorsuch plan to expand the ability of states to tax online sales when sellers have no physical presence--be ready.

Category: Tax Law

5/28/2018
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Send a QWR to the Bank to Protect Your Interests

The bank must respond under RESPA and provide you a detailed accounting of your payments and the activity on your mortgage account.

Category: Foreclosure Law

5/28/2018
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Homeowners Can Sue Bank for Breached Trial Mod

Banks must give you a modification once you do a trial mod and meet all the terms, subject to enforcement, damages and sanctions if they back out.

Category: Foreclosure Law

5/28/2018
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Bank Foreclosure Barred by 6-Year SOL

The statute of limitations can be a potent weapon in the right circumstances.

Category: Foreclosure Law

5/21/2018
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Expert Cyber-Fraud Defense Tactics You Need Now

Cyber-fraud and other forms of business-targeted fraud are at all time highs--75% of companies will be impacted in 2018--are your systems safe and secure?

Category: Tax Law

5/21/2018
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Unlock Colossal Savings on Private School (K-12) Sec 529s

Utilizing the New Sec. 529 saving rules by making maximum contributions and doing smart college (and pre-college) planning can reap huge dividends and savings.

Category: Tax Law

5/21/2018
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Sure-Fire Secrets to Profiting From the Gig Economy

Postmates, Doordash, Turo, Homeaway, Boatbound, Turning Art, Parkingpanda, Closet Collective, Grubhub, Instacart, Amazon Flex, TaskRabbit, Dolly... and more!

Category: Tax Law

5/15/2018
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Getting the IRS Off Your Back When You Can’t Pay Diddly Squat

Getting IRS to Put You on Currently-not-Collectible Status

Category: Tax Law

5/15/2018
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The #1 Student Loan Landmine to Avoid in 2018

Paying Off Student Loans Without Getting Snared

Category: Tax Law

5/15/2018
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$37,000 401(K) Tax Saving Strategy

How to Reduce Your Taxable Income by $37,000 Without Going Back to School

Category: Tax Law

5/8/2018
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Beware of the 80% Cap on Net Operating Losses (“NOLs”)

NOLs get an overhaul under the TCJA that savvy business taxpayers should watch out for.

Category: Tax Law

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5/8/2018
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Take Advantage of Huge 100% 179 Equipment Discount

There has never been a better time to invest in your business with huge tax savings opportunities available under the TCJA.

Category: Tax Law

5/8/2018
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Exploit Expert Retirement Saving Opportunities Under TCJA

Plan for retirement by taking advantage of the Tax Cut & Jobs Act in 2018.

Category: Tax Law

4/30/2018
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Expert Mortgage Interest Deduction Tricks for 2018 Savings

The mortgage deduction interest has undergone a major overhaul in 2018 under the TCJA and you need to know where you stand.

Category: Tax Law

4/30/2018
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2 Ways to Save Big Money Racking Up Business Miles in 2018

Increased business automotive deductions in 2018 can unlock big savings for the savvy small business owner.

Category: Tax Law