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If Adopted, Overtime Pay Rules May Expand to More Employees

Newly proposed Department of Labor regulations, if finalized as written, will mean roughly 1.3 million workers who are currently treated as exempt will become eligible for overtime pay, beginning next year. Another provision sets a higher threshold for "highly compensated employee" status, potentially impacting another 200,000 workers. Here's what it means.
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5 Last-Minute Ideas to Lower Your 2018 Taxes

Tax Day is right around the corner. Every year, thousands of people delay filing their taxes until the last minute or they file an extension. That's especially true now, as taxpayers try to decipher what's changed under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Fortunately, there may be a few simple strategies that many individuals can still use to lower last year's tax liability even though 2018 ended months ago.
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Update on Deducting Personal Casualty Losses

The rules for claiming disaster-related casualty losses to personal-use property have changed for 2018 through 2025 under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. As a result, taxpayers generally can't deduct losses unless the casualty event qualifies as a federally declared disaster. Here's what you need to know, including how to calculate casualty losses and possible safe-harbor methods for measuring losses.
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