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    RE: DNI of Trust

    Ask to see if you can get a copy of the trust documents. That is the only way that you can tell 'whose on first', and what is possible and what is forbidden. If you want to get free from the mess, refer them to an estate attorney. ------------------------------...

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Main Street Practitioner

In this issue of Main Street Practitioner:

  • Main Street Practitioner August 2016Ethics in the Eye of the Beholder: What Conduct is Most Likely to Result in Discipline Under Circular 230?
  • From A to Zuckerberg: New Tech & Social Media for Tax Accountants
  • The Accountant’s Role During the IRS Interview and Audit
  • Audits of Section 401(k) Plans - Should Your Firm Make the Commitment?
  • Text Message Marketing Best Practices for Tax & Accounting Professionals
  • Offers in Compromise: A Seldom Used but Powerful Tool in Your Tax Resolution Arsenal
  • Why I Belong: Member Profile Vicki McGuar
  • August President's Message:
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