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Feb 02, 2018

Tax Season is Upon Us – Why having an attorney matters.

Milan D. Slak, a Member of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., was the author for a Lehigh Valley Business exclusive article, “Benefits of Attorney-Client Relationship in Dealing with IRS,” discussing how the retention of a tax attorney at the outset of a contemplated transaction is imperative in order to obtain professional advice and preserve the confidentiality of communications and work product. » Read More

Sep 18, 2017

Strong Collaboration Comes Down to Open Communication

Dolores A. Laputka, a Member of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., Chair of its Business Law Group, and Vice Chair of its Taxation Group, was a co-author for a Lehigh Valley Business exclusive article, “Strong collaboration comes down to open communication,” discussing the relationship needed between the estate lawyers and financial advisors. » Read More

Dec 05, 2016

Eyewitness Report: IRS Public Hearing On Section 2704 Proposed Regulations

On December 1, the Internal Revenue Service held a public hearing to allow individuals to present oral testimony on the proposed regulations regarding “Estate, Gift and Generation-Skipping Transfer Taxes; Restrictions on Liquidation of an Interest (REG-163113-02)” that were released on August 2, 2016.  » Read More

Aug 07, 2015

Taxpayers: Fincen Form 114 (Electronic FBAR) Due Date Modified Along with Other Due Dates

The Senate passed the short-term highway funding extension last week, and the bill was signed into law by the President on July 31, 2015.  The new law modifies the due dates for several important tax returns as follows for tax years beginning after December 31, 2015. » Read More

Feb 12, 2015

The Hidden Cost of Short Sales: The implication of the failure to extend the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act through 2015

Since the great housing market crash of 2008 and ensuing recession, many Americans have been struggling with a mortgage balance that far exceeds the value of their home.  Many have continued to make payments in the hope that, eventually, the market will pick up and their homes’ values will be restored.  » Read More

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