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Why It’s Risky to Rely on Unofficial IRS Guidance

In a recent blog, National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson explained why taxpayers can’t rely on answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Answers and other forms of “unofficial” guidance that are posted on the IRS website. While tax professionals already knew this, many taxpayers may find it to be a disturbing revelation. Olson’s blog notes…

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Report Warns Retirees about Potential Downsides of Reverse Mortgages

Reverse mortgages have been around for years. But they’re getting a new spin: Some senior homeowners are tapping into their home equity to “bridge the gap” until the time they’re ready to apply for Social Security benefits. However, an independent consumer agency — the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) — is cautioning retirees against using…

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“Unified Framework” for Tax Reform Released

A tax reform plan has been released. The Trump Administration and select members of Congress have released a “unified framework” for tax reform. It provides more detail than other tax reform documents that have emerged from the White House over the past few months, but it still leaves many specifics to be worked out by…

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