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Congress lets 55 tax breaks expire at year end, adding uncertainty for individuals, businesses

...maybe make some campaign contributions," said Mark Luscombe, principal tax analyst for CCH, a consulting firm based in Riverwoods, Ill.This year, the package of tax breaks has been caught up in a debate about overhauling the entire tax code. The two...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-12-30/congress-lets-55-tax-break
Biz bites

...of Central America and the floral decoration for Christmas. A large seller of the bloom, Initial Tropical Plants Inc. of Riverwoods, Ill., says its orders rose nearly 10 percent over last winter, to $1.1 million. More than 65 million poinsettias...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/12/25/bus_35706.shtml
Business
Year-end tax planning can reduce aggravation in April

...aggravation and money next spring. "Tax planning is not just for the rich," said John W. Roth, an analyst at CCH Inc. in Riverwoods, Ill., which provides tax information and services. "The more you do now, the better off you'll be." Roth says one...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/11/17/fin_392556.shtml
Finance
New tax law will lower many workers' taxes

...advantage of the new law, tax experts say. "It's best to be proactive," said Mark Luscombe, an analyst at CCH Inc. in Riverwoods, Ill., which provides tax information and services. "To take maximum advantage, there are things people should start...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/06/16/fin_378595.shtml
Finance
Few tax law changes expected for 2004

...of tax cuts or tax packages," said Paul Gada, a senior tax analyst with CCH Business Owners Toolkit, a service based in Riverwoods, Ill. Gada noted that there has been significant tax legislation passed in each of the past three years, and "if it's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/12/26/fin_395310.shtml
Finance
Employees in stronger negotiation position

...negative tax ramifications," noted Mark Luscombe, principal federal tax analyst at CCH Inc., a tax information firm based in Riverwoods, Ill. "When negotiating new compensation, you may not be taking home as much as you think." The effect on your tax bracket...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/03/01/bus_223325.shtml
Business
Switching jobs? Know the tax implications first

...negative tax ramifications," noted Mark Luscombe, principal federal tax analyst at CCH Inc., a tax information firm based in Riverwoods, Ill. "When negotiating new compensation, you may not be taking home as much as you think." The effect on your tax bracket...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/02/22/bus_222934.shtml
Business
Penalties add up for not filing

...on overdue taxes - currently 8 percent - may not sound too bad, said Mark Luscombe, principal tax analyst at CCH Inc. of Riverwoods, Ill. The company, a division of Wolters Kluwer, provides tax information and services to tax professionals. "That's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/03/04/bus_118823.shtml
Business
Tax time means problems, benefits for the unemployed

...Internal Revenue Service, "income is income," said Barbara Moore, an attorney with CCH Inc., a tax publishing firm in Riverwoods, Ill. That definition includes jobless benefits. "Whether it comes from a paycheck or unemployment benefits has no bearing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/03/23/bus_340418.shtml
Business
Earned income tax credit can put money in pockets of working poor

...percent to 25 percent of eligible taxpayers aren't applying for it. Mark Luscombe, principal tax analyst at CCH Inc. of Riverwoods, Ill., which provides tax information and services to tax professionals, said some taxpayers may be overwhelmed by the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/02/27/fin_60003.shtml
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