A security researcher drew attention to a collection of almost 773 million personal records, including passwords and email addresses, that hackers had posted online. Using a password manager and two-factor authentication can help to keep hackers at bay.
Making charitable contributions directly from individual retirement accounts can be an appealing option for clients who are at least 70½, and Michael Landsberg, CPA/PFS, said he saw more clients putting this strategy into practice last year. An alternative for taxpayers of all ages is to start a donor advised fund. Read The Adviser's Guide to Financial and Estate Planning for more tips and in-depth strategies around charitable giving (volume 1 is open to all; other volumes are available to PFP/PFS Section members).
The Internal Revenue Service has provided final regulations for the 20% pass-through deduction outlined in Section 199A of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Here is an in-depth analysis of the final rules and advice on whether the deduction applies to your business.
James Niehues has painted 255 trail maps for ski resorts in the past 31 years, including five alone for the Lake Tahoe, Calif., resort called Heavenly. He gets photos to guide his drawings from aerial shots, although he's not much of a skier.
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