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IRR Regulatory Update

The FDIC recently issued FIL-46-2013 Managing Sensitivity to Market Risk in a Challenging Interest Rate Environment. This letter does not represent new guidance but instead reiterates regulatory guidelines established in 2010 and gives an indication of where examiners may be focusing in the…

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Year-end Company Tax Saving Strategies

Year-end Company Tax Saving Strategies

Despite increased tax rates and other changes implemented in 2013, there is still time in this year for companies to implement tax-saving strategies such as deductions, depreciation provisions or deferrals.

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The Wisdom of the Crowd

Brian Thomas, a partner in Advisory Services at Weaver in Houston, says the motivation and reasons for participation also have to be factored in during crowd selection. Are they participating because they have a vested interest in the problem and solution?

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The Cost of Raising a Child Today

Housing is the largest expense for families across all income levels, followed by childcare, then food, and the amount a family spends shifts based on geography. But no matter a family’s location, the reality is that raising kids is expensive.

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Tuesday Tax Tidbit: Investment Income Subject to the New 3.8% NIIT

Under the health care act, starting in 2013, taxpayers with modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) over $200,000 per year ($250,000 for joint filers and $125,000 for married filing separately) may owe a new Medicare contribution tax, also referred to as the “net investment income tax” (NIIT).

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