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Why You Should Keep Stockbroker Receipts

Gains from the sale of property are generally subject to federal (and, usually, state) income tax (sometimes referred to as “capital gains tax”).  The amount of gain subject to tax…

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Dixon Hughes Goodman and ThompsonMcMullan to Present Construction Seminar

DHG and TM are pleased to announce a joint seminar, “Contractor Risk Management in a Resurging Market” on May 12th at the Richmond Westin. This half-day seminar is geared specifically…

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A Second Reason for Performance Evaluations

Performance evaluations provide feedback to employees and identify opportunities for improvement. However, the importance of those reviews does not end at a termination. If the employment relationship has soured, performance…

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How Do Divorce and Remarriage Affect Social Security Benefits?

It is common knowledge that husbands and wives are entitled to collect Social Security benefits on their spouses’ work records. Less well-known is that this benefit applies to divorced spouses…

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The Overuse of Anti-Psychotic Drugs in Nursing Homes

Many nursing homes are improperly prescribing anti-psychotic drugs to patients even though federal law restricts their use. Almost 300-000 nursing home residents are currently receiving antipsychotic drugs normally used to…

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Activities of Daily Living Measure the Need for Long-Term Care Assistance

Most long-term care involves assisting with basic personal needs rather than providing medical care. The long-term care community measures personal needs by looking at whether an individual requires help with…

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Four Provisions People Forget to Include in Their Estate Plan

Even if you’ve created an estate plan- are you sure you included everything you need to? There are certain provisions that people often forget to put in in a will…

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Understanding Operating Agreements vs. Bylaws

When starting a business, protection of your company and its owners is paramount, and legal documents can ensure smooth operations. Operating agreements and bylaws are two such documents and this…

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Be on the Lookout for New Medicare Cards (and New Card-Related Scams)

The federal government is issuing new Medicare cards to all Medicare beneficiaries. To prevent fraud and fight identity theft- the new cards will no longer have beneficiaries’ Social Security numbers on…

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What a Good Long-Term Care Insurance Policy Should Include

Nursing home and long-term care costs continue to rise and it is difficult to qualify for Medicaid to pay for nursing home costs. Long-term care insurance can help cover expenses- but…