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Berwyn cops now say they had 6 calls about filthy, animal-filled home
Chicago TribuneOctober 1, 2011

The calls, mostly related to neighbor disputes or property-related issues, did not suggest the five children living there were in danger or that forced entry was warranted, police Chief James Ritz said. Police said the most serious incident was in ...more »

Rays rookie shuts down Rangers
Toronto SunOctober 1, 2011

The Rangers carried the second-lowest playoff winning percentage among MLB's 30 franchise into Friday's game and fell to 9-18 in their history. They were the only team never to win a postseason series before they beat the Rays last year on the way to a ...more »

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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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ClearPath Workforce Management to Sponsor CW Risk Forum 2011, Contractor ...
PR Web (press release)October 4, 2011

while VP of Compliance & Client Services, Sue Ortiz, will be sharing her expertise by hosting a roundtable discussion on “Exempt or non-exempt contingent workers and why you should care”. “With the IRS and state agencies significantly ramping up IC ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Audit law is good
Durham NewsOctober 2, 2011

The new law provides that advance notice must be given of the audit and clerical or typographical errors shall not be pursued for penalties. Ordinarily the number of audits per location is limited to one per year. Any audit involving clinical judgment ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Chicago Lawyer Barred from Promoting Tax Shelters Generating $370 Million in ...
eNews Park ForestOctober 4, 2011

The IRS listed the DAT and similar tax shelters as tax avoidance transactions in 2008, which required all material advisors of such schemes to disclose their activities to the IRS, obtain IRS reportable-transaction numbers for those transactions, ...more »

Property Taxes
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Tax-cap override proposed
Plattsburgh Press RepublicanOctober 9, 2011

General-municipal law requires that the county hold a public hearing before a local law is adopted, and in this case, the law is seeking permission to ignore the 2 percent cap the state imposed on school districts, municipalities and counties to hold ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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For Tax Purposes, We Are All Americans
New York TimesOctober 6, 2011

The textbook I used in law school on federal income taxation began by noting that “the history of taxation may be written largely in terms of martial episodes.” So it was when Rothschilds financed the Napoleonic wars; so it is today as ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Bach's 2012 budget cuts vacant positions, offers no raises
Colorado Springs GazetteOctober 5, 2011

The $224.6 million general-fund budget anticipates sales and use tax collections will decline by 0.5 percent amid a slowing local economy; sales and use taxes generate more than half of all revenue for the budget. The budget adds $440000 to the city's ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Unions in Hungary protest labor, tax law changes
BusinessWeekOctober 2, 2011

Thousands of Hungarian trade union members have filled a large square outside parliament, demanding changes to labor, tax and other laws they say have led to lower salaries and uncertain working conditions. Organizers said protesters at the rally on ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Nine companies in dock for Rs 3164 cr sales tax evasion
Business StandardOctober 17, 2011

This comes close on the heels of recent exposure of multi-crore fraud by the Kolkata-based Rashmi Metaliks in railway freight charges in transportation of iron ore from the state. The case related to transport of 1.8 million tonnes of iron ore by the ...more »

International Taxation
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Pressure ratchets up in sales tax drama
Chicago TribuneOctober 4, 2011

And some are fighting in Will County Circuit Court to prevent Kankakee and Channahon from disclosing such information in response to requests from other government agencies under the Freedom of Information Act. The Will County case also seeks ...more »

Tax Planning
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Voters get a less-than-grand transportation plan
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionOctober 15, 2011

The list now goes to voters, who will decide in a referendum next year whether to fund the projects with a 1 percent sales tax. The list of projects — road and rail, bus, sidewalk and airport — will take a whack at some of the region's most serious ...more »

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