DC Publishes 2019 Price/Income Limits for First-Time Homebuyers

Updated purchase price and income limits for First-Time Homebuyers for the Tax Year 2019 (effective October 1, 2018) were pushed on p. 9852 of the DC Register on September 21. For Tax Year 2019, the purchase price for an eligible property shall not exceed $632,500.00, and the maximum household income with respect to persons living

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New DC Tax Rates Effective October 2018

GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA OFFICE OF THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER OFFICE OF TAX AND REVENUE September 5, 2018 District of Columbia Tax Rates Changes Take Effect Monday, October 1 (Washington, DC) – The District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) reminds tax professionals, software providers, businesses, and others about tax rate

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Industry News

Action Plan if Affected by Marriott Data Breach

Marriott International says that a breach of its Starwood guest reservation database exposed the personal information of up to 500 million people. According to the Federal Trade Commission, there are steps you can take to help guard against misuse of your information if it was exposed. According to Marriott, the hackers accessed people’s names, addresses,

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How Criminals Can Spoof Your Phone

Ever heard of SpoofCard? It’s a scammer’s dream and a nightmare for title and settlement agents. The technology isn’t new, but the application offers the ability to change what someone sees on their caller ID display when they receive a phone call. To spoof a call, a criminal will dial one of SpoofCard’s access numbers

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ALTA Welcomes 2018-19 Board of Governors and Exec Committees

  We decided to have a little fun since we were in Los Angeles for the installation of ALTA’s 2018-19 Board of Governors. Check out who was nominated best actress and best foreign language film, as well as several other “awards.” Source: ALTA Blog

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ALTA Announces Title Webby Winners

ALTA announced the winners of the Title Webbies, an awards program recognizing member companies that have created or redesigned the best title industry consumer-facing website or page within the past year. The two Title Webbies were presented during ALTA ONE, the largest annual event for the land title insurance industry, currently being held Oct. 9-12

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