Ask Ms. Ps & Qs

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No Room for Error? Determining Whether Your "Secured" Creditor Has a Fatally Deficient UCC-1

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No Room for Error? Determining Whether Your

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Discharged or Not? Post-Petition Interest on Pre-Petition Priority Taxes

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IRS Offers Guidance on Recent 529 Education Savings Plan Changes

On 7/30/18 the IRS and Department of the Treasury announced their intent to issue regulations on three recent tax law changes affecting popular 529 education savings plans.

Notice 2018-58, addresses a change included in the 2015 Protecting Americans From Tax Hikes (PATH) Act, and two changes included in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs . . . → Read More: IRS Offers Guidance on Recent 529 Education Savings Plan Changes

Critical Case Comment

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Who Gets Paid When? A Short Primer on the Order of Distribution in the Era of National and Local Plans

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Rule 3002.1 and the Tangled Web of HOA Assessments

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Here’s How the IRS Contacts Taxpayers

Everyone should know how the IRS contacts taxpayers. This will help people avoid becoming a victim of scammers who pretend to be from the IRS with a goal of stealing personal information.

Here are some facts about how the IRS communicates with taxpayers:

The IRS doesn’t normally initiate contact with taxpayers by email. . . . → Read More: Here’s How the IRS Contacts Taxpayers

Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Announces Director for Office of Innovation

Bureau Acting Director Mick Mulvaney 7/18/18 announced he has selected Paul Watkins to lead the Bureau’s new Office of Innovation.

“I am delighted that Paul Watkins is bringing his deep expertise, track record of protecting consumers, and commitment to innovation to the Bureau,” said Acting Director Mulvaney. “I am confident that, under his leadership, . . . → Read More: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Announces Director for Office of Innovation