Estate planning is more crucial than ever

The Secure Act drove federal taxes and tax law deeper into the lives of those other than spouses who inherit the wealth you leave behind. It made estate…

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Where there’s a will isn’t always the way!

Tom O’Rourke, an estate/tax attorney in the Washington D.C. area, says many people have estates but don’t realize it.

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Your bigger-than-you-think-estate

Washington, D.C. area tax and estate attorney Tom O’Rourke has tips for finding out the state of your estate, and planning for the future.

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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2017 file photo, A 1040 tax form appears on display  in New York. The Treasury Department is expanding for a second time this year the relief it grants taxpayers who had too little in income taxes withheld from their paychecks in the first year of a sweeping tax overhaul. Treasury announced Friday, March 22, 2019 that taxpayers will be able to avoid penalties for paying too little in taxes as long as they paid at least 80 percent of what they owed the government.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File )

2020 taxes, your TSP, mortgage and health premiums

Because of the 2017 tax law, many were surprised to learn that it no longer paid to itemize deductions that had been important in the past.

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