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Here are your articles for March 31, 2019.
Bill Caler and employees of CDL hosted a food pantry outreach to more than 100 government employees who work in the same building and were impacted by the recent government shutdown.The outreach occurred on four days throughout the month of January. The building's main conference room was used as a make-shirt mini-market for the government employees. 

L. to R. - Keith Pence, Andrea Rossi, Priscilla Lowe, Cherry Meola, Bill Caler, Madeline Cevasco, Beverly Thomas, Sara Appel, Pedro Dominguez, Scott Kopf .

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If business owners file for divorce, tax issues can complicate matters. Though most assets can be transferred tax-free between soon-to-be-ex-spouses, there may be tax bills when those assets are eventually sold. So, it's important to consider current and future tax obligations. Here's how taxes factor into divorce settlements under today's tax law, including the new treatment for alimony payments under post-2018 divorce agreements.

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The rules for claiming disaster-related casualty losses to personal-use property have changed for 2018 through 2025 under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. As a result, taxpayers generally can't deduct losses unless the casualty event qualifies as a federally declared disaster. Here's what you need to know, including how to calculate casualty losses and possible safe-harbor methods for measuring losses.
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One of the nice things about owning or working for a small business is knowing most staff members. It can inspire an atmosphere of trust. Unfortunately, those who are inclined to steal may count on that trust to provide cover for internal fraud. Before concluding that your small business is safe from employee theft, read the results of one study detailed in this article.
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A family business is a significant source of wealth, so passing it on to the next generation in a tax-efficient manner is an important estate planning goal. One simple and effective strategy is an installment sale to an "intentionally defective grantor trust," which allows the transfer of the business free of capital gains and gift taxes, and allows any future appreciation in value to go to heirs estate-tax free. This article shows what to consider in setting up this type of trust, along with pros and cons.
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Do you have a traditional IRA? If so, you may want to take withdrawals from the account at some point. The tax impact depends on how old you are. If you're not yet age 59 1/2, you have to pay an early withdrawal penalty. But when you reach age 70 1/2, you must start taking money out or you'll be charged an even bigger penalty. Here's an explanation of the tax rules when tapping your traditional IRA.
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