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May102021
7 Tips for First Time Zoom Instructors

Whether you have volunteered or were “voluntold” to teach your first class over Zoom, these 7 tips will help you transform your class from good to great. Before you get […]

May032021
Who Ultimately Pays for Your Estate Taxes?

“Wow! My uncle left me $100,000 in his will. Wait, what?! I only received $60,000. What happened to the difference? Did my cousins steal some of my inheritance?” This might […]

April262021
Step Right Up! Step-ups Explained

Step-ups are powerful, and I believe they should be more widely understood. To that end, the following paragraphs attempt to explain this topic for those of us who are not […]

April192021
Bottom Line it For Me – What do I need to know about LIBOR going away?

When is this really happening? For most loans and interest rate swaps you have some time. By the end of 2021, only the one-week and two-month USD London Interbank Offered […]

April052021
2020 Teleworking and the Threat of Double Taxation

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the stay-at-home orders that followed, many employees telecommuted for substantial portions of 2020, and worked from places different from their regular work locations. When […]

December222020
Having a Pied-À-Terre in New York City May Result in Higher Real Property Taxes

My colleague Richard Goldstein and I worked on an alert for clients on identical bills currently in committee in the NYS Assembly and Senate that, if passed, would raise the […]

December212020
Can You Qualify for a Medical Expense Tax Deduction?

You may be able to deduct some of your medical expenses, including prescription drugs, on your federal tax return. However, the rules make it hard for many people to qualify. […]