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Expert liability for ratings agencies
The National Law JournalOctober 1, 2011

Noting this concern, the staff advised that they would not recommend enforcement of Regulation AB's requirements for prospectus disclosure of ratings. The enforcement position was initially effective for six months, and by replacement letter made ...more »

Letter: Worker's comp changes hurt
Newsday (subscription)October 1, 2011

Letters Newsday > Opinion > Letters Letter: Worker's comp changes hurt Published: September 30, 2011 7:01 PM Regarding "Poverty on the rise on Long Island" [News, Sept. 22], another story that needs to be told was briefly touched on with the woman who ...more »

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Audit Defence
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IRS hits Oakland pot dispensary with $2.4M tax bill, but allows marijuana ...
Washington PostOctober 4, 2011

DeAngelo has until Dec. 22 to contest the audit in tax court. The IRS has told him it is now reviewing Harborside's returns for 2009 and 2010. Meanwhile, a handful of state officials have written House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican, ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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It's Time To Free 150 Million Americans From The IRS
ForbesOctober 21, 2011

In recent years, I've spent much of my time reporting about taxes -- tax policy, tax planning, edgy tax shelters, tax evasion, wacky tax credits, and Congressional tax malpractice. (Think AMT and the lapsed estate tax.) I also write about retirement ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Audit of Granville mosquito control district reveals lack of spending oversight
The Newark AdvocateOctober 1, 2011

Maurer said he couldn't comment on Sargent's assertion, but added, "obviously we would be standing by the audit." Marsh set up the district -- an independent entity under Ohio law that raises funds from its own tax levy -- in 1971, in order to prevent ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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The Political Pulpit
New York TimesOctober 1, 2011

The Alliance Defense Fund, a nonprofit legal defense group whose founders include James Dobson, the founder of Focus on the Family, sponsors the annual event, which started with 33 pastors in 2008. This year, Glenn Beck has been promoting it, ...more »

Property Taxes
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Affiliate Nexus and Sales Tax - Its Legality and Implications
Sacramento BeeOctober 4, 2011

Arthur R. Rosen is a partner in the global law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP. His practice focuses on tax planning and litigation relating to state and local tax matters for corporations, partnerships, and individuals. Formerly the Deputy Counsel ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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State voter ID laws: Democracy treads backward
OregonLive.comOctober 1, 2011

Roughly half of adult males were actually voteless until the dramatic rise of Jacksonian democracy successfully expanded the franchise to all white men in the 1820s -- a development fought, of course, by the autocrats of the time. ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Retailers not completely satisfied with Amazon sales tax deal
Nooga.comOctober 7, 2011

Currently, Tennessee law requires that consumers pay use tax to the Tennessee Department of Revenue when making an online purchase from any retailer that does not collect sales tax. McCormick said many customers do not actually pay the tax to the ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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The Political Pulpit
New York TimesOctober 1, 2011

The Alliance Defense Fund, a nonprofit legal defense group whose founders include James Dobson, the founder of Focus on the Family, sponsors the annual event, which started with 33 pastors in 2008. This year, Glenn Beck has been promoting it, ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Longtime Kwame Kilpatrick fund-raiser Emma Bell pleads guilty to tax evasion
Detroit Free PressOctober 3, 2011

Saying it was a “stupid thing on my part,” the one-time fund-raiser for former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick pleaded guilty today to income tax evasion, admitting she received more than half a million dollars from various Kilpatrick ...more »

International Taxation
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Could medical marijuana provide tax dollars for cities?
Shelby Township Source NewspapersOctober 3, 2011

But here in Michigan, where it has been legal for nearly three years, the potential economic benefits of pot commerce remain a distant afterthought for state and local policymakers who just want to see some clarity in the law. ...more »

Tax Planning
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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 »

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