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Sports Betting Coming Soon to Massachusetts - Can I Deduct My Sports Betting Losses?

USA - January 23 2023 It is expected that sports betting will be allowed in Massachusetts in the coming weeks. Initially, sports betting will be allowed in-person at…

How Can I Have Capital Gains Tax When My Mutual Fund Lost Money?

USA - January 10 2023 Many mutual fund investors have seen their mutual fund investments drop 30% or more in 2022. The Fidelity Growth Company Fund …

Student Loan Debt Relief Is Stalled

USA - December 20 2022 In August, the Biden administration announced a plan for the Cancellation of federal student loan debt for many borrowers. Although 26 million…

8 Estate Planning Considerations

USA - December 16 2022 The idea of a visit to an attorney for your estate planning can be daunting. Below is a list of to-do items or at least items to think about before…

Massachusetts Tax Rebates to Begin November 1, 2022

USA - November 1 2022 On October 31, 2022, the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) announced that tax refunds consisting of about $2.9 billion in excess tax revenue…

Biden’s 2022 Federal Student Loan Debt Relief

USA - October 20 2022 In August, the Biden administration announced the long-anticipated plan for the Cancellation of student loan debt for many student loan borrowers…

Anne Heche Estate Battle Highlights Importance of Selecting an Executor or Personal Representative for Your Estate

USA - September 29 2022 In a tragic car accident, at age 53, actress Anne Heche, known best for her roles in Donnie Brasco, and Six Days, Seven Nights, passed away on August…

Will You Receive a Massachusetts Tax Rebate?

USA - September 22 2022 Governor Charlie Baker announced that revenue collections in Fiscal Year 2022 far exceeded the annual tax revenue cap, thereby triggering a law…

Update Your Tax Withholdings to Avoid Year-End Surprises

USA - September 8 2022 During the 2022 tax filing season, many taxpayers had an unpleasant surprise when they filed their tax return and found out they were getting a much…

Broken Promises: Massachusetts Legislature Fails to Deliver Estate Tax Reform, Relief for Low Income Residents and Seniors

USA - August 22 2022 In a stunning about-face, after missing their July 31, 2022 midnight deadline, in the early morning hours of August 1, 2022, the Massachusetts…