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East Fallowfield appeals decision by zoning hearing board
Daily Local NewsOctober 1, 2011

EAST FALLOWFIELD — Township supervisors did not properly vote to pursue an appeal of a zoning hearing board decision, according to a state Sunshine Law expert. Teri Henning, an attorney with the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association, ...more »

Federal judge dismisses part of fraud case against Citi
Thomson Reuters News & InsightOctober 1, 2011

For plaintiffs: Stuart Grant and Megan McIntyre of Grant & Eisenhoffer. For Citi defendants: Brad Karp, Richard Rosen, Susanna Buergel and Karen King for Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. (Reporting by Nick Zieminski) REUTERS / Lucas Jackson.more »

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Audit Defence
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Swiss Banks Said Ready to Pay Billions, Disclose Customers
BusinessWeekOctober 24, 2011

The US Justice Department also may bring criminal charges or civil enforcement actions against any of the 11 financial institutions. They could avoid prosecution by separately paying fines, admitting wrongdoing and disclosing data, the people said. ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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US crackdown could threaten Americans' tax break on foreign earned income
Royal GazetteOctober 1, 2011

Americans and their personal financial profiles are now just too complicated and represent liability exposure foreign firms would prefer to avoid, since the alternatives are fraught with expensive US IRS compliance prerequisites. ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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IRS Proposes New Regulations for Submitting EITC Claims
ForbesOctober 8, 2011

I landed in the City of Brotherly Love by way of Temple University School of Law. While at law school, I interned at the estates attorney division of the IRS. At IRS, I participated in the review and audit of federal estate tax returns. ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Marietta author charged with multi-million-dollar scam
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionOctober 6, 2011

Mitchell A. Gross first won over their hearts and then went after their loaded bank accounts, federal authorities said. Gross, a science fiction writer from Marietta who used the pen name "Mitchell Graham," walked into a federal ...more »

Property Taxes
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Egypt's property tax to be postponed til 2013
Ahram OnlineOctober 3, 2011

News reports suggested Egypt's Cabinet had discussed amendments to be made to the property tax law on 21 September. An official at the Ministry of Finance said that the changes are related to increasing the tax exemption limit on annual rental income ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Country needs new income tax law: PEW
The Nation, PakistanOctober 2, 2011

The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Sunday said that existing income tax laws have failed to deliver therefore country needs new and simple income tax law that is easily comprehensible, business friendly, fair and acceptable to all the stakeholders. ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Rep. Rehwinkel Vasilinda Files Bill To Address Revenue Shortfall
WCTVOctober 12, 2011

Collecting sales tax from Internet purchases has bipartisan support, and Florida State Senator Evelyn Lynn (R-Ormond Beach) has filed a companion bill as well as a Senate Memorial Resolution to Congress on the SSUTA. ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Polish leaders slam Kaczynski for words on Germany
CBS NewsOctober 5, 2011

Law and Justice party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski speaks at the Institute for Tax Studies in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011. Poles will elect a new parliament on Oct. 9, with both the Civic Platform party and the Law and Justice vying for ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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For the Greek elite, the taxman cometh
NinemsnOctober 3, 2011

Although tax evasion is rampant in every class of Greek society, it's well known that wealthy Greeks vastly under-reporting their income and assets include doctors, lawyers, and other influential Greeks. "It sends a good message - there will be ...more »

International Taxation
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Group pushes pulpit politics
Charleston Post CourierOctober 2, 2011

John Simpkins, a research fellow at the Charleston School of Law and a constitutional law expert, said the claim that the government is restricting freedom of religious expression in churches doesn't hold water. Churches, he said, are free to discuss ...more »

Tax Planning
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MarketWatch (press release)October 3, 2011

TaxACT is the only year-round Web-based federal tax planning and preparation solution, releasing preview versions in October and final versions in early January. "Preview versions of TaxACT give taxpayers an edge in year-end tax planning and savings," ...more »


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