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Filled Black Candles - SLM, SLT, SLX, SMFG, SMG
Health Talk & YouOctober 1, 2011

The market capitalization of the company stands at $6.57B and it has 514.30M outstanding shares. SLM Corporation, known as Sallie Mae, is a holding company that operates through a number of subsidiaries. The Company's primary business is to originate, ...more »

Hearing continues for John Henry Ramirez who changes mind about execution
Examiner.comOctober 1, 2011

Texas Death Row inmate John Henry Ramirez no longer wants to be executed today(Friday) while the hearing as to whether he can change his mind continued. His dramatic change of heart could raise all sorts of issues for law enforcement officers in the ...more »

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Business Audit Defence
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ADL Audit: 1239 Anti-Semitic Incidents Across the U.S. in 2010
Sacramento BeeOctober 4, 2011

The ADL Audit tracks incidents of vandalism, harassment and physical assaults against Jewish individuals, property and community institutions across the US, using reports and data gathered by the League's 30 regional offices and law enforcement. ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Decades-old dispute with IRS costs Clearwater Beach couple their home
Tampabay.comOctober 8, 2011

She'd been packing all night long, ever since she'd learned the Internal Revenue Service was taking her home. She'd called friends to help her empty the house, and watched her possessions disappear out her beveled-glass front door, piece by piece. ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Clarifying Charity Tax Laws
Wall Street JournalOctober 9, 2011

The law you're asking about was extended only through this year. Nobody knows yet whether it will survive beyond that. But it enjoys strong backing from influential charitable organizations and thus appears to have a very good chance of living beyond ...more »

Property Taxes
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School tax limits on rise
Yorkdispatch.comOctober 4, 2011

They can raise property taxes more than last year before a law mandates them to get voter approval or special approval from the state. The state Department of Education has released the Act 1 indexes by which local school districts can increase taxes ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Several important reasons to support the SPLOST Nov. 8
Macon Telegraph (blog)October 9, 2011

Only $57 million of the $190 million in SPLOST projects will be paid by us, the balance will be paid by those who use our roads and other services but currently do not help fund them. Our current sales tax is 6 percent, while those counties adjoining ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Family Sues State Over Fairness Of Retroactive Estate-Tax Hike
Hartford CourantOctober 3, 2011

"This only affects a very small number of people — people who died between January and May, when they passed the law, and people with estates over $2 million,'' said Stephen R. Bellis, a New Haven attorney representing the family. ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Barrington Jeweler Guilty of Tax Evasion
Patch.comOctober 5, 2011

A Barrington woman who operated a Newport jewelry store pleaded guilty to tax evasion, the Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service announced on Tuesday, Oct. 4. Karen St. Pierre pleaded guilty before Judge John J. ...more »

International Taxation
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Christian Crusade For Tax Benefits
ForbesOctober 2, 2011

But there is IRS scrutiny to be sure there's no “private inurement.” Public charities and churches are supposed to benefit the general public, not private individuals. Some tax exempt organizations called private foundations are subject to different ...more »

Tax Planning
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Paul E. DeLauro Joins City National Bank as Manager of Tax and Financial Planning
MarketWatch (press release)October 4, 2011

"We look forward to continue helping wealthy families with their estate plans and philanthropy, entrepreneurs who want to transition their business, and clients planning for retirement or needing help with tax planning. Paul's expertise will enable us ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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GAO Wants IRS to Penalize Preparers Who Don't E-file
Accounting TodayOctober 5, 2011

Several tax preparers who had been e-filing their returns prior to the mandate said they experienced some of these same problems when they first e-filed, but they now find that e-filing helps their business, for example, by reducing the time they need ...more »


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