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Coeur d'Alene man arrested in Oregon with 10 lbs of pot and other drugs
Northwest Cable NewsOctober 1, 2011

The trooper arrested Mitchell and lodged him in the Jefferson Count Jail for two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance. The pickup was seized and OSP obtained a search warrant as part of an ongoing investigation. ...more »

Kansas Supreme Court orders new trial in 2007 homicide
Dodge City Daily GlobeOctober 1, 2011

Malone was referring to an August decision in which the court said jury instructions on lesser degrees of homicide are proper in felony murder cases when there is some evidence that could justify a conviction on a lesser charge. ...more »

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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 »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Reconsidering Worker Classifications
Human Resource Executive OnlineOctober 6, 2011

The IRS has announced a voluntary compliance program that allows businesses to reclassify independent contractors as employees, with minimum tax liabilities. Employers and HR leaders, however, may want to look closely at the program's finer points ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Island Transit director protests audit
PNW Local NewsOctober 2, 2011

Rose, the executive director of the transit agency, said two findings by the auditor's office are unfair and just plain wrong. She said Island Transit's attorney, a statewide expert in transit-related law, agrees with her. She plans to take the unusual ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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IRS Chides Collector For Going After Tax Cheat's E-mail Without A Warrant
ForbesOctober 18, 2011

As noted by Forbes contributor Peter Reilly, IRS lawyer William Spatz informed the revenue officer that the ISP knew the law, and that the IRS would be limited in what it could get its hands on due to the “the current controversy concerning the ...more »

Property Taxes
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Taxpayers have extra time for real, personal property taxes
Baxter BulletinOctober 5, 2011

Tilley said Arkansas law has changed to give taxpayers an additional week in October to pay both real estate and personal property taxes. "Lawmakers' reasoning for the change was that federal taxes are due on the 15th, and that a lot of people are paid ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Wayne Swan to defy the states at tax forum
The AustralianOctober 2, 2011

WAYNE Swan faces a stoush with the conservative states at this week's tax forum, amid growing calls for the federal government to give the states a share of income tax or other compensation if they dump stamp duties and other inefficient levies. ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Fitch Rates Suffolk County, NY's Public Improvement Serial Bonds 'AA ...
Business Wire (press release)October 7, 2011

In 2010, the county's financial position continued to deteriorate as the county used reserves to offset lower than budgeted revenues. Despite a 8.2% increase in general fund sales and use tax revenues and continued expenditure reductions, the county's ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Heated debate on proposed sales tax increase for law enforcement
KY3October 3, 2011

SPRINGFIELD, Mo -- It was a hot topic of debate today in front of Greene County's Commission -- how to deal with jail over crowding and other law enforcement duties. An advisory panel supports a sales tax increase. ...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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Affiliate Nexus and Sales Tax - Its Legality and Implications
PR Newswire (press release)October 3, 2011

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Toman held the position of Chief Counsel of the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB). The FTB's legal function is second in size and scope only to the legal function of the Internal Revenue Service. ...more »

Tax Planning
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Year-end Tips For Tax Savings
North American Press SyndicateOctober 3, 2011

Conversely, new tax breaks may be available. Knowing early the approximate amount you'll be refunded or owe may influence your year-end spending. If you expect a large refund, you can begin planning how to invest that money. If you have a balance due, ...more »

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