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Taxpayer Bill of Rights

The IRS, on June 10, 2014, released a “Taxpayer Bill of Rights” intended to better communicate to taxpayers their existing statutory and administrative protections. Modeled after the U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights and a document of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the 10 broad provisions were announced at a news conference at IRS […]

No Comment / June 21, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Senior News: June 2014

Summertime … the greatest time of the year! Warm weather is finally here. Too hot for some, but I love it and so do my tomatoes! This time of the year there are many activities to enjoy; just being in the sun and open air is so much better than the cold winter months. But, […]

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Congratulations winners

The most interesting election night outcome was the voter’s selection from among six candidates running for the District 5 supervisorial seat. The top two vote-getters are Sue Novasel from South Lake Tahoe and Kevin Brown from Pollock Pines. District 5 for a long time has been a South Lake Tahoe seat. District 2, now held […]

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Crib Notes: Every Sunday could be Father’s Day

My uncle is in the end stages of ALS and was moved into comfort care this week. Though my dad has four daughters, the family he created with my mom, he’s said it’s a lonely feeling to be losing the last remaining member of his original family. At 67 years old, my dad’s even used […]

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Billingsley’s Bullets: I am a tad weird

It seems that I notice things that other people do not notice. Recently I concluded that most right-handed people pick their noses with their left hand and that the nostrils of right-handed people are a little wider on the right side as you look at them. • Keeping in mind the above information — never […]

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Getting older? How and what to prepare for

Susan and her husband have thought about retirement for some years. She says she started thinking about it as she approached 55 but said, “not yet.”  Her husband, while knowing it was coming, didn’t actively begin to think about the next phase until he hit 60 and knew he could qualify for Social Security payments […]

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Garden Guru: Honor our fathers with trees

Composing this article between Memorial Day and Father’s Day holidays raises many fond personal emotions for me. While my Grandpa Dennis was living, we always shared our birthday celebrations on Memorial Day with the planting of a tree on his northwest Ohio farm. With his being born on May 31, 1900, it was always easy […]

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