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Same-Sex Marriages Have Same Rights as Opposite-Sex Marriages

On Friday, June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states. The Court’s historic decision in Obergefell v. Hodges held that states cannot deny applications for marriage licenses for same-sex couples, and states...

Will Donor Advised Funds be Limited in Future?

In late February 2014, Representative Dave Camp (R-Mich.) proposed tax reform legislation including a requirement that all donations to a Donor Advised Fund be paid out within five years of their contribution, or 20 percent a year. There are also efforts to cap all...

Tax-Exempt Status for First Church of Cannabis

Really?  On the one hand, marijuana remains classified at a Schedule 1 Drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act. At the same time, the IRS has granted tax-exempt status to a church that embraces pot as its sacrament.

Wayne Zell Speaks on Asset Protection Planning

On Saturday, June 13, 2015, Wayne M. Zell spoke to a packed house at the Cassaday & Company annual Retirement Symposium on Protecting Your Assets from Creditors and Predators. Podcasts of the presentation will be coming soon!