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  • FTC ruling clarifies recall disclosure requirements

    Fall 2017
    Newsletter: Auto Focus

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 329

    Abstract: To help appease some customers’ concerns about buying a lemon, many dealerships perform multipoint inspections of their used cars before listing them for sale. Some dealerships then tout this in their advertising, telling shoppers that the store’s used vehicles have passed these rigorous inspections covering everything from the engine and steering systems to the axles and brakes. But there’s another important detail that dealerships must disclose when highlighting these inspections: whether or not the vehicle may be subject to unrepaired safety recalls. This article explains the FTC requirements.

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  • IRS simplifies process for avoiding rollover penalties

    June / July 2017
    Newsletter: Employee Benefits Update

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 329

    Abstract: The IRS has made it a lot easier for retirement plan participants (and IRA owners) to avoid penalties when they botch a rollover. This brief article discusses new IRS Revenue Procedure 2016-47, which allows participants to “self-certify” valid reasons to the receiving financial institution.

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  • Estate Planning Red Flag – You missed the 60-day IRA rollover deadline

    March / April 2017
    Newsletter: Estate Planner

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 329

    Abstract: IRAs and employer plans can provide valuable estate planning benefits. If a person holds an IRA for life, his or her children can stretch out distributions over their lifetimes, maximizing the IRA’s tax-deferred growth and preserving more wealth for loved ones. If a person receives a distribution from an IRA or employer plan, he or she can preserve these benefits by rolling over the funds into a new IRA or plan within 60 days. This brief article explains what happens if the 60-day deadline is missed.

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  • Estate Planning Pitfall – You own assets jointly with others

    Year End 2011
    Newsletter: Insight on Estate Planning

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 329

    Abstract: There’s a common misconception that owning a home or another asset jointly with your spouse or child is an effective way to transfer the asset. But joint ownership can have significant tax disadvantages. As this article notes, it can waste one spouse’s estate tax exemption. Or, if the property is owned jointly with a child, he or she could have control over the property, which exposes it to claims by the child’s creditors. Income taxes can also be a concern with joint ownership.

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  • Moneylines: News briefs for businesses

    Year End 2011
    Newsletter: Trendlines

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 329

    Abstract: This issue’s “Moneylines” takes a look at recent Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulation changes that heighten employers’ risk; a survey showing that many CFOs aren’t confident in the work of their employees and others who provide IT support; and a survey showing a recent drop in the numbers of employees experiencing financial stress.

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  • Operating reserves – Checking your safety net

    June / July 2011
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 329

    Abstract: During the last recession many nonprofits turned to their operating reserves to keep from going under. As nonprofits prepare for those inevitable hard times in the future, they need to be clear about which — and how many — assets they can peg as operating reserves. This article explains what assets should and should not be viewed as operating reserves, and the amount that might be considered appropriate for a particular kind of nonprofit.

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  • Moneylines: News briefs for businesses

    June / July 2011
    Newsletter: Trendlines

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 329

    Abstract: This issue’s “Moneylines” examines how workers feel about whether they’re prepared for their retirement; a greater scope of responsibilities being placed on CFOs; and a revised Google algorithm that may have altered where companies show up on a results page.

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  • Construction Law Quickcase: Andrews v. City of Springfield – RFP process throws city to the dogs

    March / April 2010
    Newsletter: Construction Law Briefing

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 329

    Abstract: Rather than taking the time to acquire property, design a new building and get public construction bids, Springfield, Mass., decided to issue a request for proposals (RFP) to lease an animal control center built to its specifications. Springfield taxpayers sued, seeking a declaration that the construction arrangement was invalid and violated local construction bidding laws.

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