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Julian Block

author Image Julian Block is an attorney and author based in Larchmont, New York. For information about his books, visit www.julianblocktaxexpert.com.

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Area of Expertise: tax law

Web Site: www.julianblocktaxexpert.com

Books: Year Round Tax Savings”; “Marriage and Divorce: Savvy Ways for Persons Marrying, Married or Divorcing to Trim Their Taxes to the Legal Minimum”; “Tax Tips for Small Businesses”; and “Travel and Moving Expenses: How to Take Maximum Advantage of Every Break the Law Allows.”

Julian Block is a nationally recognized attorney who has been singled out as a “leading tax professional” (The New York Times), “an accomplished writer on taxes” (The Wall Street Journal) and “an authority on tax planning” (Financial Planning Magazine). He is frequently quoted by such publications as Money, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.

Block’s many books have been praised as “one of the best personal-finance books” (Money); “one of the best tax books, an excellent source of information” (The New York Times); and “a triumph of simplicity that tackles the complex world of taxes and communicates to readers in clear, everyday language” (National Association of Enrolled Agents). He often contributes to such magazines as AARP, Consumer Reports, Money, Playboy, Reader’s Digest, and Vogue.

In addition to writing and practicing law in Larchmont, New York, Block conducts continuing education programs for tax professionals and is a frequent guest on television and radio shows. Bryant Gumbel complimented him as “a frequent guest, whose insights are always great fare and with a talent for simplifying the complications of tax work.” Block holds a Master of Laws degree in taxation from New York University Graduate Law School and is a member of the New York Financial Writers Association and the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

Formerly, Block was with the IRS as a special agent (criminal investigator) and as an attorney. He has taught tax planning at such schools as Adelphi University and New York University, and was the tax expert for Prodigy, the online service.

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  1. Portfolio Strategies »

    Tax Breaks for Contributions of Appreciated Property

    Donating appreciated assets to charities not only provides a tax deduction, but it also enables investors to sidestep capital gains taxes.

    January 2012 | Journal

  2. Portfolio Strategies »

    Capital Pains: Rules for Capital Losses

    The tax code limits the deduction that can be taken for net capital losses, but it also allows losses to be offset by gains from assets other than investment securities.

    September 2010 | Journal

  3. Portfolio Strategies »

    Figuring Taxes on Social Security Benefits

    Investment decisions can impact how much of your Social Security benefits will be taxed.

    May 2010 | Journal

  4. Features »

    An Investor's Guide to Deducting Investment-Related Expenses

    Feature: What investment expenses are allowable deductions? A look at the IRS rulings and court decisions to clarify what can and can't be deducted.

    November 1996 | Journal