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A federal takeover of education
Washington PostOctober 1, 2011

Such federal aid to education came in 1965, the year of liberals living exuberantly, which produced Medicare and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The latter completed the long repudiation of the idea that some sectors of life are ...more »

US DOJ seeks trustee in Solyndra bankruptcy
ReutersOctober 1, 2011

By Dan Levine Sept 30 (Reuters) - The US Department of Justice is seeking to give control of Solyndra's estate to a bankruptcy trustee, citing the refusal by executives at the solar power company to answer questions about its operations. ...more »

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Business Audit Defence
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Monroe County executive candidate calls for reform
Rochester Democrat and ChronicleOctober 2, 2011

She would propose a local law barring employees from accepting work with such companies for five years after leaving county employ. Frankel, currently the Brighton town supervisor, also proposed new County Legislature oversight of local development...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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ELAM: Accountants get their due
Odessa AmericanOctober 9, 2011

Our heroes and heroines will be framed shushing down the slopes, always, emerging triumphant from the IRS offices. Now to flesh out the cast. Our hero, Braxton Slade (allowing everyone to call him Brax, for short) has graduated from the University of ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Cain's 9-9-9 Arithmetic Raises Revenue Generation Questions
BusinessWeekOctober 5, 2011

“In practice, it will have the same economic effect as a 27 percent uncapped payroll tax.” Kleinbard is now a professor at the University of Southern California's Gould School of Law. Speaking on radio host Don Imus's program yesterday, Cain said the ...more »

Property Taxes
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Bill eliminating personal property tax worries city officials
Fenton Tri County TimesOctober 2, 2011

Fenton - A bill that has been introduced in the state's senate has Fenton City officials concerned. Senate Bill 34, which was introduced by Sen. Mike Nofs, would amend the General Property Tax Act to exempt all personal property from ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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How to take advantage of the state's amnesty period to pay the use tax you owe
Smart Business NetworkOctober 1, 2011

If you buy an item online or out of state and you don't pay sales tax on it, you may owe use tax to the state of Ohio. However, many businesses and individuals only discover this when they are audited by the state, resulting not only in the payment of ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Editorial: Return RenZone income tax breaks: Revision of state tax law breaks ...
MLive.comOctober 4, 2011

Marcia Hovey-Wright, D-Muskegon, to amend the state's new income and business tax laws, which cut off income tax breaks promised to property owners in Renaissance Zones. The Renaissance Zone law, which eliminates local property taxes, state business ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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DOJ to file tax evasion suit vs. Rep. Mikey Arroyo, wife
GMANews.TVOctober 4, 2011

They said the complaint should be dismissed because "the charges have no basis in fact and in law." They likewise denied evading their duties to pay taxes and file their income tax returns. However, in its investigation, the DOJ said that the Mikey and ...more »

International Taxation
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Obama team open to changes on jobs bill financing
USA TodayOctober 5, 2011

Obama has proposed ending a series of tax breaks that benefit the wealthy, but is willing to listen to alternatives, aides said. "We have said all along, from the very beginning, that we are open to different ways of paying for the very important ...more »

Tax Planning
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Billionaire Poster Boys For Tax Reform: Mellon, Buffett, Schwarzman...And Koch?
ForbesOctober 5, 2011

(Think AMT and the lapsed estate tax.) My current title is Executive Editor. Previously, I was a National Editor and Washington Bureau Chief. President Barack Obama's decision to brand his bid to tax the rich more—the “Buffett rule”– is hardly ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO DISCLOSE A FOREIGN BANK ACCOUNT
Community MagazineOctober 3, 2011

First, a US taxpayer is required to report the existence of the offshore account and the income earned on the account on his or her income tax return and related schedules. Second, a taxpayer is required to file a Report of Foreign Bank and Financial ...more »

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