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Payment Card Fraud on the Rise Despite Use of Chip Technology

For in-store purchases made after October 2015, liability for credit card fraud shifted from credit card companies to merchants that weren't chip-card enabled. However, a recent study found that criminals can still steal and clone chip-enabled payment cards in the United States. Here are the reasons, along with some ways merchants and credit card companies may be able to chip away at future losses.
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Is an HSA Right for You?

Health savings accounts (HSAs) allow people with high deductible health plans to pay for their medical expenses with pretax dollars. But some people are confused about how HSAs work. Here's what you need to know to determine whether you qualify for these tax-advantaged accounts and, if so, how much you can (and should) contribute.
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IRS Issues Final QBI Deduction Regulations

Owners of eligible pass-through businesses can now deduct up to 20% of qualified business income (QBI). This tax break is only allowed for individuals, estates and trusts. Here's a summary of new final regulations that address rental activities, the impact of net capital gains, carryovers of negative QBI amounts, and how to calculate various components of the QBI deduction and its limitations.
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