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Tax Planning & Preparation
Simplified filing for older individuals.
Feb. 20, 2018
Tax filing for 65 and older taxpayers may be easier for tax returns to be filed for 2019 (April 15, 2020 due date).The  Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. the Bipartisan Budget Act of 20... View Article>
Deducting qualified residential interest on your home mortgage under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the Act).
Feb. 6, 2018
Under the pre-Act rules, you could deduct interest on up to a total of $1 million of mortgage debt used to acquire your principal residence and a second home, i.e., acquisition debt. For a married taxpayer filing separately, the limit was $500,000. You could also deduct interest on home equity debt, i.e., other debt secured by the qualifying ... View Article>
Tax Planning & Preparation
10 Questions by Attorney Debbie Smith of Watertown Massachusetts regarding divorce issues and paternity cases
Feb. 2, 2018
10 Questions by Attorney Debbie Smith of Watertown Massachusetts regarding divorce issues and paternity cases for David Goodman, CPA in light of the new federal tax law. The new tax law that was signed by the President on December 22, 2017, is anticipated to cause family law lawyers and their clients to seek changes... View Article>
Tax Planning & Preparation
FEDERAL AND MASSACHUSETTS FORMS W-2 MUST BE FILED BY JANUARY 31
Oct. 31, 2017 1
The following concerns Form W-2 filing deadlines in Massachusetts.   ... View Article>
Family Law
Mass SJC rules on constitutionality of Massachusetts Alimony Statute
Jun. 6, 2017 116
Van Arsdale v. Van Arsdale (SJC 12223)   “This appeal raises the constitutionality of applying the durational limits of the Alimony Reform Act of 2011 (act), St. 2011, c. 124, to certain alimony agreements predating the act's effective date. We conclude that the application of 2 the act's durational limi... View Article>