Estate-Planning Ideas for a Blended Family - Modern Techniques for Modern Times

In this day and age, it is not unusual for a spouse, children and grandchildren from a second or even third marriage to form a so-called blended family. But these additions to the clan can complicate estate planning. Keeping that in mind, the following tools may be useful for blended families:

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IRS Issues Standard Mileage Rates

The IRS has announced the standard mileage rates that may be used in 2016 instead of deducting actual expenses.

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Bigger Tax Rewards for Your Generosity - Special Tax Breaks for Gifts of Property

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg made news recently by promising to give away 99% of his net worth, including his Facebook shares, to charity. The arrangement takes advantage of a unique tax break for charitable gifts of appreciated property, such as stock.

Background: If you have held property long enough for it to qualify for a long-term capital gain if you had sold it—in other words, more than one year—you can deduct an amount equal to the property’s fair market value (FMV). On the other hand, if the property would not qualify for long-term capital gain treatment on a sale, your deduction is limited to your basis in the property, which is often its original cost.

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TeamDKB has been nominated for the Rochester Business Journal's Best of the Web Award!

DeJoy, Knauf & Blood is honored to be nominated for the Rochester Business Journal's 2016 Best of the Web Award in the Banking and Financial Services Category!  

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How to Get Ready for Tax Filing - Seven Steps of Preparation

Now that the holidays are over, another event that is looming on the horizon may not be a cause for celebration: filing your tax return. Nevertheless, you can relieve some of the stress by having your return professionally prepared. There still is a little “work” required on your part, but it should not take much time or effort. Here are seven steps to guide you along the way.

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