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Clifford Olson — Canada's national monster — dead at 71
Vancouver SunOctober 1, 2011

A monster. He was a personable, charming guy. When he walked into my office, it was the cops that looked bad." "Olson very fully appreciated the nature and quality of what he was doing," said his former lawyer, Shantz. "That probably was the engine ...more »

Church upset about tax bill for YMCA daycare
Northwest Cable NewsOctober 1, 2011

"They need to pay their fair share of the property tax, based on the amount of revenue that they're receiving," said Yzaguirre. That comes out to be a property tax bill of $17000. That leaves the two non-profits with very few options. ...more »

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Audit Defence
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IRS slow to act on fraud
Tbo.comOctober 10, 2011

A private company that issues prepaid debit cards blocked what it suspected were fraudulent tax refunds, then sent the money back to the Internal Revenue Service, a city police detective said. ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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EBSA Releases Selection Tool For Form 5500
CCHOctober 6, 2011

All such information must be filed separately to the IRS.” The tool also notes, “If you are intending to file a delinquent Form 5500/5500-SF annual return report under the Delinquent Filer Voluntary Compliance Program (DFVCP), we encourage you to use ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Oversight of schools lax, lobbying muscle strong
Colorado Springs GazetteOctober 2, 2011

Part 3: Despite a 2006 audit blasting the Colorado Department of Education for failing to monitor online schools, the lax oversight has continued. Five years ago, state auditors blasted the Colorado Department of Education for failing to monitor online ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Sneak peek: Auto insurance law changes highlight October Wisconsin Lawyer
WisBarOctober 11, 2011

In his practice tip, “Social Security No-Match Letters Resume,” Milwaukee attorney Benjamin T. Kurten explains how to help business clients who receive notification from the federal government about incorrect employee Social Security number information ...more »

Property Taxes
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Court, county tangle over property tax foreclosures
The Livingston County NewsOctober 5, 2011

Supervisor Peter Yendell, another of the dissenting voters, related the issue to the county's adoption of the Article 7 tax law, which prevents property owners from getting more than two years behind in paying their taxes before foreclosure commences. ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Some 'agricultural' properties facing jump in value, taxes
Aspen TimesOctober 10, 2011

ASPEN — Some homeowners in Pitkin County will see a significant jump in the value of their property next year, and a commensurate hike in their property tax bill, thanks to a new state law that goes into effect Jan. 1. A bill the state Legislature ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Amazon tax deal with California a "game-changer" for online businesses
Vancouver SunOctober 5, 2011

Now that the largest state in the country has seemingly pressured Amazon to change its policy, the result could be a flood of new online tax laws, as other states ask why Amazon can't treat them the same as it treats California. ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Retailers applaud Tenn. AG opinion on Amazon tax
San Jose Mercury NewsOctober 4, 2011

But the opinion also notes that the state's revenue commissioner has "substantial discretion"—especially in cases where the tax law is debatable. Former Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen agreed last year to grant Amazon a waiver on collecting taxes as ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Tax evasion brings fine for former Penticton resident
BCLocalNewsOctober 3, 2011

By Staff Writer - Penticton Western News A former Penticton resident has pled guilty to tax evasion and was given an 18-month conditional sentence and fine. Adrie Monterrosa was sentenced Sept. 23 in Surrey provincial court, where he was ordered to pay ...more »

International Taxation
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Google's $3b tax haven loophole probed
Sydney Morning HeraldOctober 17, 2011

Google cuts its tax bill by about $US1 billion a year using a technique that allocates profits to a unit managed out of a law firm in Bermuda, where there is no corporate income tax. In 2009, the most recent year for which records are available, ...more »

Tax Planning
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IRS will start to test tax preparers
The Detroit NewsOctober 3, 2011

In the wake of studies that found tax returns filed by paid preparers can be riddled with mistakes, the Internal Revenue Service is clamping down on the industry. Up to now, paid tax preparers in most states were free to hold themselves out as experts ...more »

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