Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Sivan 9, 5775
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Craig G. Langweiler, JE Feature
Are there any new developments on the financial-aid treatment of 529 savings accounts for children's college funds? Yes. The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 provides that a "qualified education benefit shall not be considered an asset of a student for purposes of section 475." A "qualified" education benefit is defined as a qualified tuition program -- as stated in section...
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The first step in planning for what will happen to your assets when you die is knowing key estate-planning terminology and concepts. To that end, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants offers a brief explanation of some of the most frequently used estate planning terms. · Administrator: The individual or institution appointed by the probate court to oversee the...
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Fred D. Snitzer, JE Feature
And now the world's focus shifts to Lebanon. Like a ball in a pinball machine, our attention has bounced around the globe during the past five years, as different spots on this troubled earth have temporarily lit up in a spasm of violence -- from New York to Lebanon, by way of Kabul, Indonesia, Fallujah, Madrid, London, Chechnya and Paris...
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
As Israel continues to defend itself in Lebanon, countering unprovoked aggression by the terrorist organization Hezbollah, an emerging concern is what effects the war will have on the future of the Israeli economy. While Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Shimon Peres recently suggested on a trip to Washington, D.C., that Israel may be getting close to making a decision about how...
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Having procedures on how to handle the 'right stuff' can boost a company's morale
Every business, regardless of size, needs to provide knowledge and resources to help its employees act ethically. According to the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants , there are several critical ways to develop and sustain an ethical business environment. Perhaps the most important is the realization that "it all starts at the top." Leading by example, company management sets...
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