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The Stimulus Relief Package and You

Dear Friends, Congress has just passed and we anticipate that the President will shortly sign the much heralded Coronavirus Stimulus Relief Package. It is a far reaching law that covers a lot of ground and helps a great many people and businesses. The news coverage to date has been sketchy and we all have many […]

State-Mandated 2-Week Shutdown of Physical Workplaces for Non-Essential Businesses & Overview of the New Paid Leave Laws

Dear Friends, We hope this newsletter finds you well and taking appropriate steps to remain healthy in the face of the current public health emergency. We are writing to alert you to Governor Charlie Baker’s order today requiring all Massachusetts businesses and organizations that do not provide “COVID-19 Essential Services” to close their physical workplaces […]

Be Aware: The new SECURE Act May Substantially Impact Your Retirement and Estate Plans

If you have an IRA or 401(k) account as part of your retirement and estate planning, you should be aware of important new legislation that has changed a number of long-standing rules concerning contributions, required minimum distributions, and estate planning for the inheritance of such accounts upon your death. Some of these changes include: No […]

Opportunity Zone Project Underway for BayCoast Bank

We are very pleased to have been able to represent BayCoast Bank in the acquisition of the Standard Times Building on Rt. 18 and Elm Street in New Bedford through an Opportunity Zone entity. Through this strategic Opportunity Zone acquisition, BayCoast Bank has made a significant investment in New Bedford that is expected to expand […]

Opportunity Zones & Qualified Opportunity Funds: An Emerging Economic Development and Investment Tool Worth Considering

The Opportunity Zone program is an important new community economic development and investment tool created in late 2017 by the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  This program is designed to incentivize long-term private investments in economically distressed communities (including a number of areas in the SouthCoast) through a highly tax-advantaged investment vehicle called a […]

Home Mortgage Interest and the New Tax Law

Most of our clients own their own homes and some have second homes. The new tax law significantly impacts the deductibility of the interest on mortgages on those properties. We received an excellent summary of those changes and how they may impact you from the accounting firm of Adler Blanchard & Associates LLP today. Rather than reinvent […]

Tax Law Changes and Estate Planning

We at RBF&A hope you have had a great holiday season with your family and friends. Having two three day weekends in a row certainly has helped by giving us that extra time to enjoy our families, friends and our special interests. We work for a reason and this is it! It would be hard […]

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