Archives for December 2008

My New Year’s Resolutions Based on Lessons Learned in 2008

My New Year’s Resolutions Based on Lessons Learned in 2008

I  am not a New Year’s resolution kind of guy.  If something is worth changing, why wait until the calendar flips to an arbitrarily selected new day. Just do it now! To me, resolutions are a convenient…

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Tax Court Update – December 2008 – Mark To Market Election and 9100 Relief

Tax Court Update – December 2008 – Mark To Market Election and 9100 Relief

Mark N. Kantor and Marla R. Kantor v Commissioner of Internal Revenue – The issue for decision in this case was whether the taxpayer was entitled under section 475(f) to use the mark-to-market method of accounting…

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President-Elect Obama to Move Quickly on Middle Class Tax Cuts

President-Elect Obama to Move Quickly on Middle Class Tax Cuts

The Washington Post reported yesterday in an article titled Obama Tax Cuts Likely Soon that, President-elect Barack Obama‘s economic stimulus plan will include an immediate tax cut for middle-class families, and the incoming administration hopes…

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Estate Tax Planning: To Pull the Plug or Not to Pull the Plug, That is the Question

Estate Tax Planning: To Pull the Plug or Not to Pull the Plug, That is the Question

Howard Gleckman of TaxVox wrote a blog post last week titled Throw Momma from the Train and said this: There may be no provision in tax law more bizarre than the estate tax. In just a…

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Movie Review: “Doubt”

Movie Review: “Doubt”

“Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is an absurd one.” – Voltaire – There is far too much certainty in the world. People of faith are as certain of their own salvation as…

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