Welcome to this month's edition of the Tax and Business Alert. Our goal is to provide you with current articles on various tax and business topics. The articles are intended to keep you up to date on trends and issues that may impact your business and personal financial affairs.  Please contact us if you have questions about any of the issues discussed.

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The “Sandwich Generation” consists of those individuals who are currently taking care of their children and their elderly parents. This article covers some critical steps to take when incorporating an elderly parent’s needs into an adult child’s estate plan.

Nonqualified deferred compensation plans pay executives at some time in the future for services currently performed. Of course, in the hectic course of the average exec’s schedule, keeping up with the details isn’t always easy. This article explains how these plans differ from qualified plans and what both execs and employers should know.

Sponsors of defined benefit plans — commonly known as pensions — might be facing tighter scrutiny from the DOL. Just last year, the agency’s Employee Benefits Security Administration ramped up pension audits in its Philadelphia office and later decided to do so elsewhere. This article highlights what the DOL is focusing on in its audits.

Among the biggest tax perks of buying a home is the ability to deduct mortgage interest payments. But this deduction has undergone some changes recently, so taxpayers may need to do some catching up. This brief article explains how the tax break has changed.

This calendar notes important tax deadlines for the fourth quarter of 2018.

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