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Rocky has more than 20 years of experience covering tax developments. He came to Kiplinger from Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting, and, before that, he worked for Kleinrock Publishing. He has a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law and a BA in History from Salisbury University in Salisbury, Md.
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