Tax Projections and the Means Test – Parts I and II

Part I discusses projecting income tax deductions on the means test when the year of filing situation looks much like last year. Part II looks at things when they aren’t the same year over year.

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Head of Moran Law Group

Cathy Moran has headed her own small firm Moran Law Group in Redwood City, California, for nearly 30 years. Family law and tax issues as they play out in bankruptcy are areas of particular interest to Cathy.

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