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RCMP cautions YK renters to beware of scams
HQ YellowknifeOctober 1, 2011

The Yellowknife RCMP's commercial crime section is warning people about fraudulent ads popping up on on-line classified sites offering apartment rentals. Two such incidents have been reported in Yellowknife this month. Corporal Jarret MacDonald with ...more »

Major construction set for I-94 Friday night
Newsradio 620October 1, 2011

By Matt Montgomery & Cody Holyoke Starting Friday night, overnight construction will start, which could mean some traffic headaches for a busy weekend. Engineers with the I-94 project are working to open up a brand new tunnel, but it isn't easy. ...more »

Tax Law News and Stories

Audit Defence
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IRS inability to rein in tax fraud vexes law enforcement
Tbo.comOctober 10, 2011

"The IRS just sent the money, and they don't check that the business exists or anything," he added. Ellsworth said the sheriff's department immediately notified the IRS and provided evidence, including recorded telephone conversations, crib sheets and ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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US tax man reaches into Canada
BCLocalNewsOctober 3, 2011

In 2014 FATCA, the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, will require all Canadian financial institutions to disclose the personal account information of US/Canadian dual citizens to the IRS as the price for investing and doing business in the US. ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Law Enforcement Sales Tax Committee audit has good remarks
KOAM-TVOctober 4, 2011

The Law Enforcement Sales Tax Committee audit is complete and comes back with good remarks. The commission took over the fund in April and ordered an audit to make sure business was in order. ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Marietta author charged with multi-million-dollar scam
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionOctober 7, 2011

He was arrested Thursday morning by IRS agents and on Friday was ordered detained without bond pending trial. A 61-year-old disbarred lawyer, Gross has pleaded not guilty to federal charges of wire fraud and money laundering. ...more »

Property Taxes
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Mayor Bill Foster aims to cut taxes, boost Tampa Bay Rays attendance
Tampabay.comOctober 2, 2011

St. Petersburg hasn't raised its tax rate since 2007 amid falling property values, but Mayor Bill Foster isn't ruling out a tax rate increase for the 2013 budget. The city is expecting another double-digit drop ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Hispanic students disappear from Ala. schools
CBS NewsOctober 1, 2011

Hispanic students have started vanishing from Alabama public schools in the wake of a court ruling that upheld the state's tough new law cracking down on illegal immigration. (AP Photo/Dave Martin) BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Hispanic students have started ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Rep. Rehwinkel Vasilinda Files Bill To Address Revenue Shortfall
WCTVOctober 12, 2011

Collecting sales tax from Internet purchases has bipartisan support, and Florida State Senator Evelyn Lynn (R-Ormond Beach) has filed a companion bill as well as a Senate Memorial Resolution to Congress on the SSUTA. ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Group pushes pulpit politics
Charleston Post CourierOctober 2, 2011

John Simpkins, a research fellow at the Charleston School of Law and a constitutional law expert, said the claim that the government is restricting freedom of religious expression in churches doesn't hold water. Churches, he said, are free to discuss ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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No arrest for custom & excise tax evasion without warrants: SC
RediffOctober 4, 2011

Offences of evading customs and excise tax are bailable and an accused person cannot be arrested without warrants, the Supreme Court has ruled saying such crimes cannot be equated with criminal offences. A three judge bench headed by Justice Altamas ...more »

International Taxation
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Conn. gets tough with Amazon, pushing on with tax
BusinessWeekOctober 10, 2011

The company's general counsel, however, told the AP that he does not believe O.co needs to comply after ending business relationships with Connecticut-based online advertising affiliates once the law was passed. "By severing those ties, we effectively ...more »

Tax Planning
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Game plan: October
Columbus DispatchOctober 2, 2011

Sponsored by the Financial Planning Association of Central Ohio, planners will be available to provide advice on a variety of topics, including general financial advice and estate and tax planning. The event also will offer 50-minute workshops covering ...more »

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