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States Propose to Recast Tax Payments as Charitable Contributions

The newly enacted IRC § 164(b)(6) created a $10,000 annual limitation on the deductibility of state and local tax (“SALT”). In response, states are considering legislative proposals that would allow their residents to avoid the new limitation.  247 more words

Thoughts from the Menendez Trial: Preventing Corruption from the Start

Last fall’s corruption trial of U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) ended rather anticlimactically, with the presiding judge declaring a mistrial after the jury announced that it couldn’t reach a decision, and the Department of Justice eventually deciding not to retry him. 951 more words


3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2018

In my 20 years as coordinator of the team ministry in a North Jersey parish, we 11 members (three priests, one deacon, two Sisters, and five lay men and women) would meet twice a month to plan the activities of the parish and to review how things were progressing and learn how we might work together more closely.  574 more words


Predator Gaming concludes the Philippine Leg of the Asia Pacific Predator League 2018

Asia Pacific Predator League 2018, Predator Gaming’s brand new DOTA:2 league and the most anticipated eSports competition, recently concluded its Philippine Leg at the High Grounds Café. 454 more words


January 9, 2018

When Donald Trump tweeted this promotion of the benefits of tax reform, I clicked on it and looked at the 40 companies listed.  Right away, a couple companies stood out…which made me think, “Yeah…ok, I know what their motivation is for jumping on this wagon.”  As I started clicking on each company, a disturbing trend began to develop. 1,879 more words


Book Review 14: "Restore" by Vince Antonucci

***DISCLAIMER***I received a complimentary copy of this book for free from Tyndale House for review purposes.

Vince Antonucci pastors an “innovative church” called Verve in Las Vegas, Nevada (p. 377 more words