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Why Wills Are Not Enough When It Comes to Estate Planning

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Many adults in America draft a will and believe they have completed their estate planning tasks. While a will is a very important part of an estate plan, it is just one piece of a comprehensive puzzle. Having an estate plan is essential for those who want to protect their assets. An estate plan can …. Read More

Five Reasons You Need to Have an Estate Plan

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The words “estate planning” may conjure up images of mansions and private jets; however, nothing could be farther from the truth. Estate planning isn’t just for the rich. It is a tool that can help just about anyone protect their assets and safeguard their loved ones’ futures when they are gone. In fact, if you …. Read More

What Details Should I Be Worried About When Drafting a Will?

Nobody likes to think about what could happen should they die, but death is an inevitability. Not preparing for the end could make life hard for the loved ones you leave behind, and that’s why it’s important to put together a strong will. But do you know what details need to be a part of …. Read More

Should I Update My Estate Plan Due to the Coronavirus?

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Most people do not enjoy thinking about their own death. Even fewer enjoy planning for it. This explains why the majority of Americans do not have an estate plan. Those who do have an estate plan often have not updated their plan in years. Yet, the coronavirus outbreak is forcing many people to rethink their …. Read More

What You Should Know: Real Estate Law

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Real Estate Law The real estate market has gone through several changes over the past years. Today’s market status makes it a good time for buying real estate as a long-term investment. Real estate attorneys are valuable assets for residential and commercial properties. Contracts elements include reviewing sales and lease contracts, easements and potential buyback …. Read More

Are You Ready for This Year’s Tax Season Scams?

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As we approach tax season, scammers are on the prowl. This is because scammers use tax season to gain access to sensitive information. This includes attempts to access your social security information, your banking account numbers and more. There are many tactics scammers employ around this time of year. Below you’ll find some common tax …. Read More

When Will I Receive My Tax Refund?

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Tax season is officially here. As of January 27, 2020, individuals can begin filing their taxes, according to the Internal Revenue Service. Assuming there are no delays, do you know when you can expect to get your tax refund? The answer to this depends largely on when you file and how complicated your tax return …. Read More

9 End of the Year Tax Tips You Need to Know About

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With another year almost behind us, the new decade is fast approaching. While it is anyone’s guess what the future will bring, one thing is certain: tax season will roll around soon enough. However, tax season does not need to be too stressful, especially if you prepare before the year ends. Efficient year-end tax planning …. Read More

Which Tax Issues Should Retirees Know About?

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Are you happily anticipating your upcoming retirement? Well, try not to forget about your upcoming retirement tax issues. The majority of retirees receive less income than when they worked full time. As such, they assume they will have fewer taxes. In some cases, this is not true. Retirement tax planning is the key to avoiding …. Read More

Does Pennsylvania Real Estate Tax Treat Businesses Differently Than Residences?

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How did your real estate tax assessment turn out this year? Did you wind up owing fewer taxes, or did rising property values also make your taxes go up? If the assessment did raise your property taxes then you would probably file an appeal, but did you know that your district can also appeal a …. Read More