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Fixing Backlog of Medicare Appeals Costly

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that a bill to fix the backlog in Medicare appeals could cost $1.7 billion. The Audit & Appeals Fairness, Integrity, and Reforms in Medicare Act is a bipartisan effort in the Senate to help with the curre… Read More
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Estate Planning Tools Affected by President’s Budget Proposal

The new budget proposal targets various estate planning tools utilized by taxpayers in an effort to limit tax loopholes and generate revenue In the midst of the budget battlefield, many estate planning attorneys are closing watching the President’s… Read More
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Don’t Forget About Estate Taxes at the State Level

Although the new $5.25 million exemption shields the vast majority of estates from federal taxes, state estate taxes are alive and well. Currently, 21 states and the District of Columbia impose some type of death tax, and most kick in at a level much… Read More
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Obama’s Proposed Budget Goes after IRAs

The proposal is being spun as a way to prevent wealthy private-equity executives from amassing huge IRAs—like Mitt Romney’s, once estimated to be worth as much as $100 million. But it would also curb the savings ability of self-employed professio… Read More
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