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Videos Look At Changes For 2013 Tax Filings
Members can learn about the new home office safe harbor and a higher per-mileage deduction that can help lower their 2013 tax bill in two videos released this week. Also, you can learn about changes that impact higher-income households, including the new 39.6 percent tax bracket, higher long-term capital gains and dividend taxes, and the 3.8 percent net investment income tax that goes into effect. The videos feature NAR's tax analyst Evan Liddiard, who sits down with tax advisor Peter Baker to talk about these and other tax changes important to real estate practitioners.
FCC Modified Robo Call Rules last Year
In case you missed it: Sellers and telemarketers must obtain the recipient's signed, written agreement to receive prerecorded automated telemarketing calls, even when there is an established business relationship between the parties, the Federal Communications Commission says in rules it released late last year. In addition, all prerecorded automated telemarketing calls must provide an automated or voice-activated opt-out mechanism so consumers can opt out from the call.
There is a current fraud scheme which has been operating in several areas of Florida and which seems to be spreading. The scheme works like this: (click here to read more)