Spying, a Temporary Budget, Restitution for Child Porn Victims and a Possible Solution for Dreamers

An Act to Amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to improve foreign intelligence collection and the safeguards, accountability and oversight of acquisitions of foreign intelligence, to extend Title VII of such Act, and for other purposes (S. 139) – The text for this original bill was replaced with language for the FISA Amendments […]

Cryptocurrency Tax Essentials

Cryptocurrency is hot right now. As it emerges as an asset class of its own, many people are still confused how to treat it for federal income tax purposes. In response, the IRS issued guidance back in 2014 that treats virtual currencies that are convertible to cash as a capital asset – but it’s not […]

Tax and Financial News for October 2015

Smarter Charitable Giving Many donors who give substantial sums regularly or on occasion often make the same mistake – not having a plan. Donor-advised funds offer a great way to give with a plan. Donor-advised funds are charitable giving vehicles administered by a public charity. They are created to manage charitable donations on behalf of […]

Tax and Financial News for September 2015

Tax, Estate Planning and Benefits Opportunities for Same-Sex Couples On June 26, the Supreme Court made a historic ruling in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, affirming a constitutional right to same-sex marriage in all 50 states. Prior to this decision, the following 13 states still did not recognize same-sex marriage: Arkansas Georgia Kentucky Louisiana […]

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