Laura Hoexter

Preventing Tax Scams


Despite its additional diligence, this year the IRS is predicting that we will see the highest rate of tax scams, from aggressive calls “from the IRS” asking for payment to third parties stealing your identity and filing tax returns in your name. Knowing what to look for and taking a few precautions will help you avoid these scams.

We Avoided the Cliff. Now What?


The American Taxpayer Relief Act enacted January 2, 2013 prevented many of the tax increases that were schedule to otherwise take effect on January 1, 2013. The Act will raise income tax rates for some high-income individuals, increase the tax rate on most dividends and long-term capital gains and also slightly increase estate and gift tax rates.