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We created this website for our valued Chicago Title Insurance Company and Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company agents throughout Massachusetts.  We pride ourselves on providing our title insurance agents with the right answers, right away.

 
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New 1099-S for 2017

The IRS has added a new field to the 1099-S for 2017, and, in doing so, has also shifted around the box numbers. The new Box 5 asks the transferor to indicate if they are a foreign person (nonresidential alien, foreign partnership, foreign estate, or foreign trust). The revised form also comes with more detailed instructions for both transferor (seller) and filer (closing attorney). The directions for Box 5 state as follows: If checked, shows that you are a foreign person (nonresident alien, foreign partnership, foreign estate, or foreign trust).

 

Why are we worrying about this now? Read More

 

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Agency Insights is produced for our valued agents. We’d like to hear from you! We invite you to submit write-ups of special events and activities, including:

• industry-related recognition for individual or office accomplishments;
• involvement in industry-related events;
• compliance or Best Practice stories; and
• involvement in community-focused activities.

Agents can send submissions and available photos to their agency reps.

 

 

 
Fraud Insights

FRAUD Insights

An insightful and interesting newsletter that raises awareness of fraud and forgery occurrences in our industry and provides tips and tools that will aid in the detection and prevention of fraud. Fraud Insights also provides improved processes and procedures for all operations to embrace.

January 2017 - On Parole, 1099-S, History of Notaries

 

December 2016 - Internet Searches, Defending the Company's Reputation, Divorce: A sale or Refinance?

November 2016 - ATTEMPT to divert a wire transfer

October 2016 - You are the company's most valuable asset, Cultivate safer practices, Exempt volume trsnferors

September 2016 - Celebrity is No Excuse, Small Claims Court, $600,000 Forgery

August 2016 - Uninsured Deeds, Designation Agreements, and more

 

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AGENCY Insights

 

Agency Insights is produced for our valued agents

Nov/Dec 2016 - Volume 7, Issue 6 (PDF version)

Nov/Dec 2016 - Volume 7, Issue 6 (Web version)

Sep/Oct 2016 - Volume 7, Issue 5 (PDF version)

Sep/Oct 2016 - Volume 7, Issue 5 (Web version)

 

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