Month: October 2013

Safe Deposit Boxes

You have probably heard that a safe deposit box is “sealed” when the owner dies. This is not true in Pennsylvania. Safe deposit boxes are not sealed. In fact, the box is the safest place for your will, life insurance policies, stock certificates, and other valuables. Far from being sealed, the box is opened, following… Read More

How the Government Shutdown Affects the IRS

In anticipation of a government shutdown, the Treasury Department announced on September 27 procedures for the IRS and other agencies under its jurisdiction in the event of a government shutdown after the end of fiscal year (FY) 2013. Only 9 percent of the IRS’s personnel are allowed to work. The IRS website states: “Due to… Read More