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  • Government Shutdown, Same Sex Marriage in NJ and Noncash Charitable Contributions

    The following article was written by Robbin R. Weiner, CPA, CGMA of E. Martin Davidoff Associates. GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN Effective as of Tuesday, October 1, 2013, the U.S. government shut down as the House and Senate could not agree on a bill to fund the government. While certa...

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  • CONNECTICUT TAX AMNESTY

    Connecticut tax amnesty will run from September 16 through November 15, 2013. For those who may owe money to Connecticut, this is a great opportunity. The amnesty applies to all tax periods ending on or before November 30, 2012. The benefits of the amnesty program are elimination...

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  • UPDATE - IRS PROVIDES GUIDANCE REGARDING THE INVALIDATION OF DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE ACT

    On August 29th, the IRS announced in IR-2013-72 that it would recognize all same-sex marriages for federal tax purposes. So, even if a married couple is residing in a state that does not recognize their marriage, the IRS will for federal income tax purposes. However, such will on...

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  • Time to Think About Year End Tax Planning

    As the summer unofficially ends with the passing of Labor Day, we advise you, our clients and friends, to start thinking about year-end income tax planning. By December 1, most of you should be in a position to compute your 2013 income tax liabilities (state and federal), have a ...

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  • Required Minimum Distributions From Your IRA and Retirement Plan Accounts

    The following article was written by Melanie Cobb, CPA and Robbin R. Weiner, CPA, CGMA of E. Martin Davidoff Associates. Understanding Required Minimum Distributions A great strategy to reduce your income tax liability in the years that you are working and to save for retireme...

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  • Defense Of Marriage Act Overturned with Respect to Federal Benefits and Federal Tax Laws

    On June 26th, the United States Supreme Court found that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA") was wrong in failing to recognize state-authorized same sex marriages. As a result, all legally married gay and lesbian couples, residing in states that recognize their marr...

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  • Strategies for Maximizing Social Security Retirement Benefits

    The following article was written by Melanie Cobb, CPA, a Staff Accountant and Tax Controversy Specialist at E. Martin Davidoff Associates. Strategies for Maximizing Social Security Retirement Benefits What is the optimal age to start collecting Social Security? That is one o...

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  • Tax Credits

    The following newsletter was written by Robbin Weiner, CPA, CGMA of E. Martin Davidoff Associates. Important Considerations for Divorcing/Divorced Parents There is often a disconnect in the handling of dependency exemptions and the related tax credits between what courts advi...

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  • Tax Laws That Don't Make Sense - Part 1, Gambling Losses

    The 1976 movie "Network" had one of its characters, a news anchorman, go off script and state "I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore" and urged America to open their windows and yell the phrase. Here's a link to that memorable scene: http://www.youtube.com/wat...

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  • IRS Revises Collection Financial Standards - Effective April 1, 2013

    Collection Financial Standards impact the IRS computation of acceptable offers in compromise and installment agreements. These are critical standards used by the IRS in determining the allowable budget of taxpayers who owe money to the IRS. The direct link for the Collection Fin...

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