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Can Trump’s Tax Plan Make America Great Again?

“A little hyperbole never hurts. People want to believe that something is the biggest and the greatest and the most spectacular…. I call it truthful hyperbole. It’s an innocent form of exaggeration – and a very effective form of promotion.” – Donald Trump, The Art of...

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The “Voluntary Tax” Revisited

In 1976 Harvard Law Professor A. James Casner, an acknowledged expert in estates, told the members of the House Ways and Means Committee: “In fact, we haven’t got an estate tax, what we have, you pay an estate tax if you want to; if you don’t want to, you don’t have...

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The Pros & Cons of Entity Structures

You’ve decided that you want to form a company. Great! Maybe you want to form a simple C corporation, but you’ve heard something about “double taxation,” and you certainly don’t want to pay taxes twice. You’ve also heard people, in passing, mention S corporations, but...

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S Corporations: Contributions or Shareholder Loans?

Many small businesses, organized as S corporations, encounter the problem of cash shortfalls at some point in their existence.As a result, S corporation shareholders are commonly faced with the question, “what is the best way to inject cash into the business, a...

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Bequests of firearms under the New York SAFE Act

A simple bequest in your will is not enough to ensure lawful transfer of a firearm at your death. There are several hoops your executor and beneficiary will have to jump through to make sure the bequest is successful. You will want to make sure they are both as...

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