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Many of state's Friendly's franchises won't be hurt by bankruptcy
Ct PostOctober 1, 2011

While unlikely to threaten their ice cream places, customers and business experts saw the potential bankruptcy as an indication of the economy's state. "You'd think a place like this would be OK with its moderate prices," Furrer said. ...more »

Ahead on Emancipation
New York Times (blog)October 1, 2011

He interpreted every event through the lens of freedom. A quick end to the conflict, he feared, would leave slavery intact. Although he did not wish for it, he saw the benefit of the humiliating Union defeat at Bull Run in July 1861. ...more »

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Audit Defence
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Victims discuss scorn of IRS at tax fraud forum
Tbo.comOctober 2, 2011

"I supposedly owe the IRS," said the retired Army staff sergeant who used to train drill sergeants. "I don't owe them anything. I keep telling them, 'Come on and audit me. Come on. Bring it on. I'm not shy.' " Elliott is one of a growing number of ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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IRS announces voluntary worker classification settlement program
Lexology (registration)October 3, 2011

The VCSP is part of the IRS's “Fresh Start” initiative to help businesses address tax issues. The VCSP is designed to increase payroll tax compliance by offering businesses the opportunity to reclassify their workers before any audit occurs. ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Accounting Board Criticizes Deloitte's Auditing System
OcalaOctober 18, 2011

In addition to conducting inspections, the board has the power to take disciplinary action against firms and individual partners, with penalties up to barring a person or firm from participating in future audits. But the Sarbanes-Oxley law requires ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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BESE elections leave key questions unanswered
NOLA.comOctober 23, 2011

Anonymous tips revealed a drunken driving arrest in February and an IRS lien on her property for unpaid tax bills. The well-financed Alliance for Better Classrooms, a statewide political action committee, seized on that record in attack mailers that ...more »

Property Taxes
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Colorado 'toy ranches' lose tax break with new law
ForbesOctober 10, 2011

"This will bring the tax burden for these properties more in line with that of their neighbors who are not classified as agricultural," Isaac wrote in a memorandum about the law. The law takes effect Jan. 1. It's not clear how much more tax revenue it ...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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Streets-maintenance tax set to appear on Nov. 8 city ballots
The La Vernia NewsOctober 21, 2011

8 for the reauthorization of local sales and use tax in the city of La Vernia at the rate of one-fourth of 1 percent to continue providing revenue for maintenance and repair A 1-cent local sales-tax increase was approved by the voters in La Vernia in ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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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 Evasion Defence
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Murfreesboro businessmen charged with state sales tax evasion, other charges
The Daily News JournalOctober 10, 2011

MURFREESBORO — Two Murfreesboro businessmen were indicted this month on state sales tax evasion and other charges following an investigation by the Special Investigations Section of the Tennessee Department of Revenue. Aaron Cleo Watts, 68, ...more »

International Taxation
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Supreme Court May Hear Challenge To Ohio Satellite TV Tax
ForbesOctober 3, 2011

The Sixth Circuit, which is based in Cincinnati, rejected a similar case involving DirecTV challenging a Kentucky law that appeared to favor cable-TV companies. But the same circuit also struck down an Ohio law in 2004 that gave an investment tax ...more »

Tax Planning
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Los Angeles CPA, Furness and Associates, Now Provides Tax Planning Services ...
Sacramento BeeOctober 4, 2011

Every business formation has certain tax advantages that can be used to reduce or eliminate excess city, state and federal taxation to allow companies to prosper in challenging economic conditions. Furness and Associates offers small and large business ...more »


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