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A federal takeover of education
Washington PostOctober 1, 2011

Such federal aid to education came in 1965, the year of liberals living exuberantly, which produced Medicare and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The latter completed the long repudiation of the idea that some sectors of life are ...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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Understanding greed
Cal Coast NewsOctober 11, 2011

I just attempt to follow the byzantine tax rules as best as I can hoping I don't make a mistake and find myself on the receiving end of an IRS audit. I work hard, spending a great deal of time looking for write-offs trying to make that 'taxes owed' ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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IRS announces new low-cost settlement program for worker classification issue
Lexology (registration)October 11, 2011

On September 21, 2011, the IRS launched a new initiative on Voluntary Classification Settlement Program (VCSP) designed to increase tax compliance and reduce the burden for employers by providing a “fresh start” for employers on the tricky issue of ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Performance audit: Judging the judges
Manila BulletinOctober 10, 2011

By ZOILO P. DEJARESCO III MANILA, Philippines — Proving that not even judges are above the law, the Supreme Court has recently penalized one of the 10 Regional Trial court judges in a southern province for cause . The walls of the Supreme Court are ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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What should I do if I cannot afford to pay my taxes?
Tax Law Home (blog)October 5, 2011

If the IRS needs to escalate the collection of the taxes due, they can seek to obtain a judgment against you, possibly garnishing your wages and seizing your assets (excluding your home and business, which are protected from seizure by the IRS). ...more »

Property Taxes
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City officials to be congratulated on tax sale issue
Canada.comOctober 1, 2011

Provincial law requires that the city hold an annual tax sale auction for property owners delinquent in paying their taxes. Traditionally, bidding on the properties at the tax sale begins at the "upset price" - the total of all the delinquent taxes, ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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A Little Dose of Relief in 2012
Wall Street JournalOctober 23, 2011

Each year, the standard deduction, federal income-tax brackets and many other tax numbers are adjusted to reflect inflation. "Indexing for inflation has become an established part of our tax system, and it's likely to be a part of the tax law for the ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Prop 103 asks voters to support schools
Longmont Daily Times-CallOctober 2, 2011

Rollie Heath, D-Boulder, seeks to restore Colorado's sales, use and income taxes to 1999 levels: Sales and use tax rates would be 3 percent, up from 2.9 percent -- a 3.4 percent increase -- and the income tax rate would be 5 percent, ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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End confusion on new tax law
Scranton Times-TribuneOctober 2, 2011

1 the number of local wage tax collectors in Pennsylvania will decline from more than 500 to just 69. The change will reduce the cost of local tax collection, statewide, by about $237 million a year. The law requires some changes, however, that already ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Kilpatrick fundraiser expected to plead guilty today on tax evasion charges
The Detroit NewsOctober 3, 2011

Detroit— Former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's longtime fundraiser Emma Bell, who is facing tax evasion charges, is expected to plead guilty Monday in federal court, The News has learned. At the 10:30 am arraignment and plea hearing, the public should learn ...more »

International Taxation
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New items join RI's sale tax roster
Providence JournalOctober 1, 2011

The addition of new items to the sales tax was part of the $7.7-billion state budget that the legislature approved and Governor Chafee signed into law over the summer. The Chafee administration has developed new tax regulations, held informational ...more »

Tax Planning
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Retirement planning options for business owners
Scottsboro Daily SentinelOctober 1, 2011

Or, you may be directly involved in running a corporation or a tax-exempt organization. In any of these cases, you generally have the option of establishing a retirement plan in which you and/or your employees may participate. ...more »

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