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Peter Blank
Editor, The Kiplinger Tax Letter
Peter Blank passed away in November 2017. He had worked on the staff of since 1981 and had edited the publication since 1999. He earned a BSE in civil engineering from Princeton University, a JD from Widener University School of Law and an LLM in taxation from Georgetown University.
The Seven Deadly Taxpayer Sins
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The Seven Deadly Taxpayer Sins

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November 10, 2015
Is It Time to Switch Your Business to a C Corporation?
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Is It Time to Switch Your Business to a C Corporation?

S firm owners face some decisions in light of new tax rates.
June 25, 2013
Best Bet on Your Tax Hit Next Year
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Best Bet on Your Tax Hit Next Year

Here’s what you can expect when Congress takes up several big tax issues in a lame-duck session next month.
October 5, 2010
More Tax Breaks, Loans for Small Business
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More Tax Breaks, Loans for Small Business

After months of delay, President Obama will soon get to sign legislation he's touted as a big help to small business.
September 16, 2010
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Debate on Tax OverhaulIs Under Way (Really)
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Debate on Tax OverhaulIs Under Way (Really)

But it’s no surprise if you missed the story buried in last week’s newspapers.
September 3, 2010
Big Tax Changes Loom For Individuals, Businesses
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Big Tax Changes Loom For Individuals, Businesses

It’ll take a year or three of intensive debate, but a major tax overhaul is a good bet.
August 17, 2010
Six Tax Breaks for Small Business
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Six Tax Breaks for Small Business

Plus steps to ease the credit crunch for smalls -- all in a bill moving rapidly through Congress.
July 14, 2010
Is a U.S. VAT in the Cards?
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Is a U.S. VAT in the Cards?

It’s more than a long shot. But lawmakers will tackle some other thorny tax issues before the year is out.
May 24, 2010
Tax Error? Can't Blame the Software
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Tax Error? Can't Blame the Software

The “Tim Geithner Defense” is rejected by the tax court.
May 6, 2010
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Tax Break for Firms Now Hiring
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Tax Break for Firms Now Hiring

Here’s what employers need to know to take advantage of the new jobs bill.
April 20, 2010
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New Law Adds Tax Breaks for Real Estate
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New Law Adds Tax Breaks for Real Estate

But watch out if you plan to make a vacation home your primary residence.
August 15, 2008