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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 »

'It Wasn't a Bluff,' Cuomo Asserts
Wall Street JournalOctober 1, 2011

Andrew Cuomo's showdown with the state's second-largest public employees union this week has provided the most telling test yet of his effort to force labor concessions in the nation's most-unionized state. Mr. Cuomo on Friday stood firm on his ...more »

Tax Law News and Stories

Audit Defence
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GOP Debate: The Night's Greatest Zingers
ABC News (blog)October 12, 2011

When Congresswoman Bachmann was asked about Cain's 9-9-9 plan, the former IRS lawyer flipped the numbers. “I would have to say that the 9-9-9 plan isn'ta jobs plan, it is a tax plan,” she said, adding, “And one thing I would say is, when you take the ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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IRS: Budget cuts would hurt service, raise deficit
CBS NewsOctober 17, 2011

In a letter to lawmakers, IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman said the budget cuts "would lead to noticeable degradation of both service and enforcement and would have a serious detrimental impact on voluntary compliance for years to come. ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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ADL Audit: 1239 Anti-Semitic Incidents Across the U.S. in 2010
Sacramento BeeOctober 4, 2011

The ADL Audit tracks incidents of vandalism, harassment and physical assaults against Jewish individuals, property and community institutions across the US, using reports and data gathered by the League's 30 regional offices and law enforcement. ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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California Says Build America Bond Refinancing Cleared by IRS
BusinessWeekOctober 7, 2011

State- and local-government borrowers must comply with IRS rules or risk losing the subsidy. California said the agency assured it that reoffering the debt wouldn't be considered a new bond deal, which would have placed the subsidy at risk. ...more »

Property Taxes
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Alachua County had highest average countywide property taxes in the state
Gainesville SunOctober 2, 2011

Owners of property in unincorporated county pay approximately an additional 3.4 mills for the three municipal service taxing units that fund the fire department, law enforcement and unincorporated services. The School Board of Alachua County, ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Tax laws amended
Myanmar TimesOctober 3, 2011

CHANGES to tax laws announced on September 30 are intended to bring the taxation system into line with the 2008 Constitution, the New Light of Myanmar reported. The Revenue Law was enacted in 1976 inline with the socialist economy of ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Fitch Affirms Riverton, Utah's Revenue Bonds; Outlook Stable
MarketWatch (press release)October 6, 2011

The bonds are secured by an irrevocable senior pledge of all of the city's franchise tax revenues and sales and use tax revenues. The franchise tax revenues include a sales tax on utilities (electricity and gas) levied at the maximum 6% rate, ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift 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 »

Tax Evasion Defence
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North Platte doctors' accountant convicted of tax evasion
North Platte BulletinOctober 4, 2011

After a five-year investigation and dozens of court actions, accountant Lowell Baisden was convicted Monday of aiding and abetting tax evasion on behalf of two North Platte medical profressionals. ...more »

International Taxation
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New income tax law needed: PEW
The Nation, PakistanOctober 3, 2011

ISLAMABAD (INP) – The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Sunday said that existing income tax laws have failed to deliver therefore country needs new and simple income tax law that is easily comprehensible, business friendly, fair and acceptable to all ...more »

Tax Planning
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Atlanta CPA...Advises America Business Owners on Avoiding IRS Late Payment Fees
Christian Post (blog)October 6, 2011

Although tax planning should be a year-round process, there are several year-end strategies you can take, particularly if you are an S Corporation. The first step will be to ensure that your internal financial statements are properly compiled. ...more »

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