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John Thomas Madden, Jr., administrative law judge and district court ...Governor signs $52.4 billion gas tax into lawDeal Watch: Virtu and Paul Weiss Seek HFT SupremacyA round-up of some of this week's appointments, promotions, board moves and resignationsTheresa May hints at scrapping tax and pensions locksFailure to Prevent Criminal Facilitation of Tax EvasionTaxes, school finance, budget, and maybe a 7-day work week await state lawmakers as they return to StatehouseAttorney making progress to collect Lewis County overdue taxesTrump tax plan seen turning 'everyone and their dog' into an LLCCalifornians can finally celebrate Tax Freedom Day — a week after most other statesDonald Trump Doing Comprehensive Tax Reform In TweetsThe Flaw In Trump's Tax Plan - Why Don't We All Become Corporations?Law to ensure tax compliance: FMWhich Wagle will lead the Legislature?Jaitley asks ED to act 'strictly' against those evading taxes, money laundering

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Trade Groups Sue Over Tenn. Out-Of-State Sales Tax Law
Law360 (subscription)April 3, 2017

Law360, Washington (April 3, 2017, 3:49 PM EDT) -- Online and catalogue retailers have hit the Tennessee Department of Revenue with a suit over its tax law requiring out-of-state retailers to collect sales tax on purchases from inside the state, in ...more »

Putin signs law on tax residency for sanctioned individuals
TASSApril 4, 2017

MOSCOW, April 4. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed the law on the right of an individual who is subject to foreign sanctions and who is a resident of other country not to be recognized as a tax resident of Russia. The document earlier ...more »

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John Thomas Madden, Jr., administrative law judge and district court ...
Baltimore SunApril 30, 2017

John Thomas Madden, Jr., who worked as an administrative law judge and district court commissioner in Baltimore County, died of respiratory failure at home in ...more »

Governor signs $52.4 billion gas tax into law
Mountain View VoiceApril 30, 2017

Traffic crawls down University Avenue, headed eastbound towards Hwy. 101 on Dec. 13, 2016. Money raised from a bill signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on April 28, 2017 would aim to reduce congestion on roadways. Palo Alto Weekly photo by Veronica ...more »

Deal Watch: Virtu and Paul Weiss Seek HFT Supremacy
The American LawyerApril 30, 2017

The transaction has also yielded roles for a half-dozen Am Law 100 firms. Back in 2008, Virtu was founded by Vincent Viola, ... CDH Investments / Hillhouse Capital Group / Belle International Holdings Ltd. A consortium led by private equity firms CDH ...more »

A round-up of some of this week's appointments, promotions, board moves and resignations
economiaApril 30, 2017

Martin also has in-house experience, working as a lawyer in a financial services firm. In his new role, he will provide support to a growing number of corporate clients - advising on all-employee share schemes, bespoke management incentives and related ...more »

Theresa May hints at scrapping tax and pensions locks
Financial TimesApril 30, 2017

The Tories initially made their promises before the 2015 election, saying a tax lock would prohibit any rise in the income tax rate, VAT or national insurance, while the pensions triple lock would see the state pension rise in line with wages ...more »

Failure to Prevent Criminal Facilitation of Tax Evasion
Lexology (registration)April 30, 2017

The law first creates a corporate offence of failure to prevent UK tax evasion by an entity's “Associated Persons”. The one available statutory defence is that reasonable procedures were in place to prevent the facilitation, or at the time it was ...more »

Taxes, school finance, budget, and maybe a 7-day work week await state lawmakers as they return to Statehouse
Lawrence Journal WorldApril 30, 2017

That includes passage of a two-year budget, a new school finance formula and a tax package that can raise the estimated $1 billion or more needed to fund it all without making significant cuts to existing services. Republican leaders in ... Lawmakers ...more »

Attorney making progress to collect Lewis County overdue taxes
The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)April 30, 2017

WESTON — An outside attorney hired by the Lewis County Commission to collect overdue personal property taxes is making progress on three accounts totaling more than $325,500, officials say. The commission took advantage of a state law that went into ...more »

Trump tax plan seen turning 'everyone and their dog' into an LLC
Salina Journal (subscription)April 30, 2017

During the past decade, the agency has seen steep funding and manpower cuts that drastically reduced the number of classification audits it performs, said Garrett Gregory, a former senior attorney at the IRS until 2014 who worked in the agency's large ...more »

Californians can finally celebrate Tax Freedom Day — a week after most other states
The San Luis Obispo Tribune (blog)April 30, 2017

Many of the proposals identified in Tax Watch may never become law, but even an empty threat of gutting Proposition 13 protections, taxing foreign income, expanding regulatory fees, etc., is enough to stifle investment and expansion by creating ...more »

Donald Trump Doing Comprehensive Tax Reform In Tweets
ForbesApril 29, 2017

Jack Mitnik, my accountant, calls to discuss the tax implications of a deal we're doing. I ask him how bad he thinks the new federal tax law is going to be for real estate, since it eliminates a lot of current real estate write-offs. To my surprise ...more »

The Flaw In Trump's Tax Plan - Why Don't We All Become Corporations?
ForbesApril 29, 2017

We actually saw this happen in the UK too when Gordon Brown decided to change small company corporation tax laws. There was a rush to incorporate, revenue declined and the rules had to be reversed. Along with a set of regulations that never really have ...more »

Law to ensure tax compliance: FM
The HinduApril 29, 2017

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the fear of consequences owing to strict and expeditious enforcement of law would ensure that as India evolved from a developing to a developed economy, it would be a highly tax compliant society.more »

Which Wagle will lead the Legislature?
Wichita Eagle (blog)April 29, 2017

Wagle, a Republican from Wichita, serves as president of the Kansas Senate, first elected to that post in 2012 and re-elected last December. She has served in the Legislature for more than a quarter of a century, elected to the house in 1990, before ...more »

Jaitley asks ED to act 'strictly' against those evading taxes, money laundering
Hindustan TimesApril 29, 2017

Speaking at the Enforcement Day in New Delhi, he called on ED to “strictly” enforce law to help the exchequer raise legitimate revenue. He felt that non-compliance of tax laws has always hit the larger public and national interest. “And that is why the ...more »

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