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Executive Benefit Strategies, Inc. is a company that specializes in helping business owners move money from their business pocket to their personal pocket in a tax advantaged manner.
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06 Feb Politicians Behaving Badly

(Hard to believe, right?)   Last week, we presented three stories from the IRS Criminal Investigation unit's most recent annual reportoutlining their work to protect the Treasury's revenue from grifters, cheats, and cons. It's a "true crime" fan's favorite IRS report that puts TV cop dramas to shame.   Most...

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06 Feb Happy

The IRS publishes hundreds of reports every year, covering all sorts of topics. You'll find routine statistical summaries, like the always-popular "Number of Individual Income Tax Returns, Income, Exemptions and Deductions, Tax, and Average Tax." You'll find page-turners worthy of a Tom Clancy thriller, like...

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06 Feb Tax Thoughts for the New Year

2017 is likely to be a big year for taxes. House Speaker Paul Ryan and President-elect Donald Trump haven't been shy about their New Year's resolutions to rewrite the tax code, and we could be in for quite a ride. So here are some thoughts...

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06 Feb Christmas Tax Breaks for Christmas Trees

'Tis the season to be jolly, and how jolly could we be without Christmas trees on display? For some of us it's the classic Pinus Sylvestris, or scotch pine. For others it's the soft-needled Abies fraserie, or Fraser fir. Still more make do with the store-bought plasticus annualensis,...

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06 Feb Sweet!

December is a busy month for holidays, what with Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa all crowding calendars. But there's a lesser-known holiday that falls on December 16 that we don't want you to miss. It's not Ugly Christmas Sweater Day or Free Shipping Day (although those are both...

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06 Feb 400 Cigar-Chomping Fat Cats Aren’t Enough

Author F. Scott Fitzgerald, who brought us the Great Gatsby among other well-heeled characters, once said the rich are very different from you and me. To which Fitzgerald's jazz age compatriot Ernest Hemingway sarcastically retorted, "Yes, they have more money." But how much more money do they...

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06 Feb Talking Turkey on Taxes

A hardy band of refugees board a leaky wooden boat, just 106 feet long to hold 132 of them, and set off for freedom across an unknown sea. Syrian refugees fleeing sectarian violence? Cuban marielitoes risking wretched lives to escape Castro's brutal regime? No . . ....

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06 Feb All You Need is Love

No matter who we voted for, we can all agree that this has been the nastiest presidential election since Thomas Jefferson called John Adams a hermaphroditic bastard. This week it's finally (finally!) come to an end. Whether you're elated or nauseated by the results, there's...

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06 Feb Hut, Hut, Hike! (Your Tax Bill)

he 2016 NFL season is in full swing, and fans are spending billions of dollars to show their loyalty to their teams. The average ticket costs $92.98. The average beer runs $7.38. Even parking can cost as much as $75 to see the Cowboys at...

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