Posted on January 2, 2007 by Gregory Herman-Giddens

Guardianships Gone Awry – Insurance Company Sues Clerk of Court

Hartford Fire Insurance Company has sued the Wake County, North Carolina Clerk of Court, alleging that the Clerk’s office failed to properly oversee funds held in guardianships for three minor children. […]
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Posted on December 29, 2006 by Gregory Herman-Giddens

Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006

The Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 was passed into law this week, extending the State and Local Sales Tax Deduction, the Higher Education Tuition and Fees Deduction, and the Educator Expense Adjustment. […]
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Posted on December 26, 2006 by Gregory Herman-Giddens

Top 10 Estate Planning Tips for 2007

1) Last Will and Testament- Have an up-to-date, professionally prepared Will or Living Trust. Keep the original in a safe place. […]
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Posted on December 21, 2006 by Gregory Herman-Giddens

Possible Estate Tax Changes in 2007

The following news is from Stephanie Heilborn of the Milbank, Tweed law firm in New York City: […]
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Posted on December 16, 2006 by Gregory Herman-Giddens

Year-end Donation and Deduction Tips from the IRS

From a recent IRS e-newsletter: WASHINGTON — Individuals and businesses making contributions to charity should keep in mind several important tax law changes made last summer by the Pension Protection Act. […]
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Posted on December 4, 2006 by Gregory Herman-Giddens

AMT Repeal to Lead to Tax Increase?

From the N.C. State GiftLaw eNewsletter this week: In January of 2007, Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) will assume the leadership of the House Ways and Means Committee. Chairman Rangel has indicated that alternative minimum tax (AMT) reform will be a high priority. […]
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Posted on November 30, 2006 by Gregory Herman-Giddens

Living Wills Should Include Specific Instructions

Yesterday a client brought in a copy of this New Times Article by Jane Brody: Medical Due Diligence: A Living Will Should Spell Out the Specifics. As an elderly man, he was concerned that his wishes might not be respected under his North Carolina statutory living will. He was right to be concerned. […]
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Posted on November 27, 2006 by Gregory Herman-Giddens

Does the IRS Owe You Money?

​The IRS is holding $92 million for about 95,000 taxpayers whose refund checks have been returned as undeliverable by the Postal Service […]
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Posted on November 22, 2006 by Gregory Herman-Giddens

U.S. Trust to be bought by Bank of America

​Charles Schwab Corporation is selling U.S. Trust Company, which was bought in 2000, to Bank of America for $3.3 billion in cash. […]
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Posted on November 21, 2006 by Gregory Herman-Giddens

State Income and Sales Tax Comparison

For a state-by-state comparison of income and sales taxes, check out this article on […]
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