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How to ensure your electronic information will be ready for litigation
Smart Business NetworkOctober 1, 2011

The process of discovery — when the parties involved in litigation exchange information relevant to the case — has adapted to fit the way business is done today. Is your company ready for e-discovery? “Times have changed,” says Melissa Evans, ...more »

Federal healthcare lawsuit could make McKenna sick
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)October 1, 2011

For the sake of his 2012 gubernatorial chances, he'd better pray his side loses when the justices decide the fate of the new federal healthcare law next year. McKenna autographing a poster for a supporter after he announced his 2012 gubernatorial bid ...more »

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Audit Defence
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IRS Auditing How Google Shifted Profits Offshore to Avoid Taxes
BusinessWeekOctober 13, 2011

Oct. 13 (Bloomberg) -- The US Internal Revenue Service is auditing how Google Inc. avoided federal income taxes by shifting profit into offshore subsidiaries, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Balance budget by making people pay taxes they owe
St. George Daily SpectrumOctober 6, 2011

The president understands this and has proposed an additional $13 billion in IRS enforcement and compliance to reduce the budget deficit by $42 billion. We will see how serious Congress is about the deficit and debt. ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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PwC reports record $29.2 billion revenue, regains lead
ReutersOctober 3, 2011

A draft European Union law that was leaked last week calls for sharp restrictions on non-audit work by auditors to prevent potential conflicts of interest. The draft law, prepared by EU Internal Market Commissioner Michel Barnier, is expected to meet ...more »

Property Taxes
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Truckee Fire officials assessing decades-old law to solve $230K shortfall
Sierra SunOctober 5, 2011

In talks with Placer County, Bena said officials empathize with Truckee Fire's situation, but can do little to readjust property tax revenues, which would require nothing short of a readjustment to the state law. “We all agreed it wasn't right; ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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State's use tax amnesty plan accommodates late filers
Crain's Cleveland BusinessOctober 10, 2011

Use tax is owed by Ohio companies when they do not pay sales tax on a taxable product or service. Under the amnesty program, the state will limit its look back on taxes owed to January 2009, shaving several years off the department's typical seven-year ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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IRS Seeks Community Volunteers Throughout New Jersey
NJ TODAYOctober 7, 2011

“The Internal Revenue Service is seeking volunteers for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (VITA/TCE) Program,” said New Jersey's IRS spokesperson Gregg Semanick. “The IRS is looking for volunteers to take part in ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Taiwan watching developments in US anti-tax evasion act
eTaiwan NewsOctober 17, 2011

Taipei, Oct. 17 (CNA) The Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) is closely watching developments related to a US law aimed at cracking down on offshore tax evasion and enhancing tax revenues, a senior official said Monday. FSC Deputy Chairwoman Lee ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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If you're not a U.S. citizen, new tax law doesn't apply
Montreal GazetteOctober 6, 2011

MONTREAL - Canadians concerned about the US government's tough new tax and financial reporting crackdown first need to determine whether or not they are US citizens, says a tax expert familiar ...more »

Tax Planning
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Christian Crusade For Tax Benefits
ForbesOctober 2, 2011

But there is IRS scrutiny to be sure there's no “private inurement.” Public charities and churches are supposed to benefit the general public, not private individuals. Some tax exempt organizations called private foundations are subject to different ...more »

International Taxation
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SunEdison to move HQ to California, as solar tax laws are revised
BrighterEnergy.orgOctober 11, 2011

SunEdison finalized its move following the Governor's signature of ABX1 15 by Assemblymember Jerry Hill (D-South San Francisco), which clarified tax law and allows the state's solar energy property tax exclusion to apply to sale-leaseback transactions. ...more »

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