Mary Dorn, visiting assistant Professor of Finance

By Mary Dorn via the Columbia Daily Tribune

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“Ah, spring is in the air…wipe your eyes and blow that runny nose. It’s time for spring cleaning, keeping those items that bring us joy and pitching the rest. But spring is also a great time to tend to our financial household. Many taxpayers experienced a bit of a tax season surprise this year. Refunds were less for some than they had anticipated, some owed rather than getting a refund, and some had a better return than in the past. This added to much of the confusion about the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that was passed by congress in 2018.”

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