Tag Archives: Legislation

‘Fiscal Cliff’ Deal Brings Changes to Estate Taxes and IRAs

Congress finally came to an agreement to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” and the agreement includes some changes to federal estate taxes and Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). The American Taxpayer Relief Act sets a permanent estate tax rate and provides a … Continue reading

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“Fiscal Cliff” Deal Pushes Long-Term Care Program Over the Edge

The final budget deal Congress passed to avert the “fiscal cliff” repeals a long-term care insurance program that would have helped keep the elderly and disabled out of nursing homes and off the Medicaid rolls. In its place, the budget … Continue reading

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AARP Draws a Line in the Sand: NO Medicare Cuts

AARP, along with other groups representing seniors’ interests, has drawn a hard line in the sand when it comes to Medicare cuts being considered in this tough economic time. Their stance?  Say “NO” to all Medicare and Medicaid cuts, as … Continue reading

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2012 Estate Tax Politics

It’s the same ole’, same ole’, just a different year. Thanks to politicians opting to “punt” any formal estate tax decisions down the road a couple of years ago, they are now once again saddled with how to handle the … Continue reading

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