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  How to Avoid a Tax Audit
  Must Home Sellers Disclose Paranormal Activity?
  How to Get Motivated: 6 Steps to a Good Will
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  7 Giant Steps: Business Plan Basics
  Son of Sammy Davis, Jr. Wins Will Case
How to Avoid a Tax Audit

After filing our taxes, the last thing anyone wants is to be audited by the IRS. While most audits are conducted within 18 months of filing, the IRS can audit you up to three years after filing your taxes. So what can you do to avoid a tax audit? Here are a few helpful tips—from checking your math and keeping receipts, to making realistic deductions and using a professional.

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Must Home Sellers Disclose Paranormal Activity?

Finding your dream house can be a thrill. But what if there’s more to it than meets the eye? Like ghosts? Although states differ, most real estate laws require sellers to disclose certain facts about a property. Find out if buyers have a right to know if a house is haunted, if sellers must disclose whether a property is haunted or had a crime committed on the property, or if properties are easier or harder to sell when they have a macabre past.

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How to Get Motivated: 6 Steps to a Good Will

The idea of doing a will can sometimes be overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be. A will is a simple legal document that can be completed in as little as fifteen minutes—and can be changed as often as you want. So what’s holding you back? If you haven’t started your will yet, here are a few steps to help get you started.

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5 Things You Can’t Copyright

In order to qualify for copyright protection, an original creative work must exist in tangible form—in other words, written down or in a form you can touch. At the same time, you may have something written down, that doesn’t qualify for copyright protection. Get the specifics on what you can—and can’t—copyright, from ideas, to commonly known information, to choreographic work and fashion—and what other options are available to protect your creative work.

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7 Giant Steps: Business Plan Basics

Getting out from under mounting debt can be extremely stressful—and in some cases, not even possible given a limited or fixed income. So what are your options? While some people choose bankruptcy to get out of debt, bankruptcy doesn’t necessarily wipe the slate clean—and you have to qualify for protection under Chapter 7. Find out more about bankruptcy law, Chapter 13, credit counseling and whether or not bankruptcy is right for you.

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Son of Sammy Davis, Jr. Wins Will Case

When Sammy Davis, Jr. died in 1990, he left much of his estate to his wife, Altovise. She had a will drawn up in 2004, leaving her estate to two business partners. Four years later, after accusing them of defrauding her, she went to LegalZoom.com and drew up her own will, leaving everything to Manny, her only son. Worth more than $10 million, when Altovise died, a contentious battle over the rights to the estate ensued. Find out what happened and how the LegalZoom Last Will stood up in court.

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