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When and How to Report a 1031 Exchange to the IRS

By Amy Thyr on April 23, 2015

When to report the Exchange: The exchange is reported on the tax return
for the tax year that the relinquished property was transferred
even if the exchange was not completed in that same year.
For example, if a taxpayer started an exchange in November of 2014, and [...]
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How Do New EF Ratings Affect Homeowners' Water Heaters?

By Sheryl Montero on April 21, 2015

Beginning April 16, 2015, the minimum Energy Factor (EF) ratings
for virtually all residential water heaters are increasing.
An EF rating measures the annual efficiency of a water heater ? a higher EF means a more
efficient water heater. Manufacturers will no longer produce units that do [...]
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Will the New 14 SEER Regulations Affect You?

By Sheryl Montero on April 21, 2015

Maybe... if your home has an air conditioning system. It?s important to know
that the Department of Energy (DOE) raised the minimum efficiency standard
for HVAC units to 14 SEER in most regions of the U.S. as of January 1, 2015.
What is SEER? SEER stands for [...]
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Destination in Bloom

By Sheryl Montero on April 13, 2015

Look around and you?ll see the signs of spring. Even after the harsh winter in the east,
colors are emerging and now is the ideal time of year to enjoy nature?s beauty
at one of the many botanical gardens, festivals, national parks and reserves in your area. [...]
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Getting Connected with a Local CSA

By Amy Thyr on April 13, 2015

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers
to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. For over 25 years it?s been a way for a community of individuals
to support a farmland operation, sharing both the risks and benefits of food production. [...]
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