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Filing the final income tax return for a decedent

When Benjamin Franklin wrote, “In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes,” he likely wasn’t in your position as an executor of an estate who has to file a loved one’s final income tax return. However, that quote is nonetheless applicable.  Along with...

Why are contracts important to your business?

Contracts provide information about agreements between businesses and individuals. These documents should be detailed so they provide as much protection as possible. This doesn’t mean that you need it to be overly wordy or more complicated than necessary. Some...

6 common questions about estate planning

Do you know what estate planning is? Estate planning is the organization of your estate through a legal process that ensures your assets are distributed to your heirs, which can reduce disputes after you pass away. Estate planning is a lot to handle at first, which is...

3 common property tax appeal mistakes

Homeownership comes with a number of secondary responsibilities. Among them is the obligation to pay property tax. After establishing the taxable value for your property, the county where you own property will then apply the property tax and send you an annual bill....