The Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, a.k.a. the "bailout bill," was not just a bonanza for Wall Street firms, says accountant Jamie Downey, a partner at Downey & Co. in Braintree. He says the law also contained several provisions that will benefit individual taxpayers. Here are nine benefits that are either new or extensions of previous policies that were set to expire.
—Text by Jamie Downey
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