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3 New Tax Scams to Avoid

While some tax scams have become routine each year—such as fraudulent calls from parties claiming to be the IRS, and ads for 'free money' from con artists—modern times provide more opportunities for scammers to swindle innocent people. Read on for W2 scams, email hacks, and tax preparer cyberattack information.
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Some Estate Claims in Florida Not Subject to Creditor Claim Period

Florida's Probate Code provides a short window of time for creditors to make claims against the decedent's estate following creditor notification, with a statute of limitations extending two years after the decedent's date of death. A recent appeals court decision involving an estate and a claim against an insurance company for bad faith draws attention to application of statutes of limitations, the degree to which estates are immune to claims, and an insurance company's powers to refuse defense of an estate.
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Gun Regulations May Soften Per New ATF White Paper

A senior official with the ATF released a white paper proposing to lift restrictions on firearms sales and imports. The 11-page document 'provides potential ways to reduce or modify regulations, or suggest changes that promote commerce and defend the Second Amendment.' Among several matters, a few notable items include federal regulation changes for silencers, gun show sale changes, and lifted import restrictions.
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