Government Now Tracks Time Spent Providing Elder Care

There's rarely a shortage of personal stories about giving care to an elderly loved one. While there has been some private sector data on the subject, now there is official governmental information directly from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.The Bureau is the very same agency that publishes...

Are Family Loans (Taxable) “Gifts” in Disguise?

Sometimes ensuring that a loved one has the assets they need – for a project or just for general use – will mean that you'll be treading a fine line between making a "gift" and making a "loan." The problem is that these are very different concepts, especially as far as the IRS is...

Elder Fraud - American Crisis

The scamming of our senior Americans is a growing tragedy. Stories on the internet and in print abound. It is hard to find a family who has not been touched by the disgraceful actions of these unscrupulous con artists. They prey on our citizens at a time in their life when they are most...

Remember the Appraisal When Donating Real Estate

When it comes to charitable giving success, you must dot all the i's and cross all the t's. Remember, with the IRS and the tax court, the devil truly is in the details.This was the lesson Joseph Mohamed, Sr., a generous (and wealthy) real estate developer, recently learned. Rueters recently...
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