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Q4 GDP Forecasts: 1.2% to 2.2%

The preliminary estimate of Q4 GDP will be released on Thursday, January 30th. The consensus is that annualized real GDP increased 2.2% in Q4. From Merrill Lynch We expect GDP growth in 4Q to hold steady at 2.0% qoq saar. [Jan 24 estimate]emphasis added From the NY Fed Nowcasting Report The New York Fed Staff […]

Tax

Tax Preparer Fraud

Phishing, phone scams, identity theft… there’s so much to be vigilant against during the tax season. But one thing we as tax preparers need to be wary of – and warn others about – is tax preparer fraud. As tax preparers, we are trusted advisors to our clients. Taxpayers come to us for guidance and […]

Real Estate

2020 Homebuying Checklist

Some Highlights: If you’re thinking of buying a home, plan ahead and stay on the right track, starting with pre-approval. Being proactive about the homebuying process will help set you up for success in each step. Make sure to work with a trusted real estate professional along the way, to help guide you through the […]

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Another Great Depression or tax justice and transparency? The January 2020 Taxcast

The Taxcast kicks off the new decade with: the French strikes – tax justice and pensions vs financialisation the EU countries who’ve missed the deadline on publishing registers of real corporate owners the effect of Brexit on poorer (plundered) countries And the IMF’s stark warnings about the finance curse and another Great Depression After many […]

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3 trends to watch in the Chinese New Year

For those celebrating the Lunar New Year, 2020 is the Year of the Rat, the first of the 12-year cycle of animals that name the years. In Chinese mythology, a race was held to determine the rank of the twelve Chinese zodiacs. You might be wondering how could the tiny creature beat tigers and dragons to […]