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Girard Miller, CFA, and Jan I. Sylvis, CPA, were appointed to five-year terms on the GASB board starting July 1. Miller most recently served as president of Janus Funds and chief operating officer of Janus Capital Group. Sylvis is chief of accounts for Tennessee’s Department of Finance and Administration. They will succeed Cynthia Green and Edward Mazur. 

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Get your clients ready for tax season with these year-end tax planning strategies, which address how to make the most of recent tax law changes, such as the new deduction for qualified business income and the cap on the deductibility of state and local taxes.

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