In Brief: Nov. 15, 1999

TAX BREAK Washington's top agency for ferreting out hidden assets, the IRS, last week dedicated itself to tracking down a new type of missing treasure: lost, abducted and runaway children. With help from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, the IRS will publish photos of missing children in its 1999 tax publications and instructions. One in six missing kids is found through such photos. So when your tax packet arrives this year, don't just toss it over to your accountant--look at it!

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