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Hail Damage Helps Sales and Use Tax Revenue Soar
KGWNOctober 1, 2011

Sales and use tax collections typically lag the point of sale by about two months, which means the work load from the hail storm events that happened in July are just now starting to show in the state's tax numbers. "We're seeing this work load ...more »

Public sector wage freeze law possible, Hudak says
Toronto SunOctober 1, 2011

“I think we need to realize that we have a collective bargaining agreement regime in Ontario that is the law.” Asked about a public-union pay freeze Friday, Hudak wouldn't rule one out — though it would only be considered as a “last resort” in ...more »

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Business Audit Defence
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CAG's latest ambition: Let us audit the Padma Awards now
Indian ExpressOctober 4, 2011

New Delhi: The home ministry has declined a request from the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) for documents and other material to enable it to carry out an audit of the Padma Awards. The ministry's decision has the backing of India's highest law...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Recall case likely to extend beyond El Paso
El Paso TimesOctober 2, 2011

... and some of its members seem to believe it trumps IRS rules as well. In the decision, the high court ruled that "a corporation has First Amendment rights that are equal to those of an individual," Theresa Caballero, an attorney representing El ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Clarifying Charity Tax Laws
Wall Street JournalOctober 9, 2011

The law you're asking about was extended only through this year. Nobody knows yet whether it will survive beyond that. But it enjoys strong backing from influential charitable organizations and thus appears to have a very good chance of living beyond ...more »

Property Taxes
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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 »

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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Supreme Court May Hear Challenge To Ohio Satellite TV Tax
ForbesOctober 3, 2011

The Sixth Circuit, which is based in Cincinnati, rejected a similar case involving DirecTV challenging a Kentucky law that appeared to favor cable-TV companies. But the same circuit also struck down an Ohio law in 2004 that gave an investment tax ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Arroyo's son, wife post bail in tax case
Gulf TimesOctober 11, 2011

A son of former Philippine president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and his wife posted bail yesterday in connection with tax evasion cases filed by the Justice Department. Congressman Juan Miguel Arroyo, 42, and his wife, Angela, posted bail of P200,000 ...more »

International Taxation
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Guest column: Taxpayers should note change in law on donations
Green Bay Press GazetteOctober 4, 2011

1, 2012. Contact your tax adviser regarding this tax law change and other questions related to income tax issues. Don't wait until your tax preparer is buried in tax returns. Thomas G. Zoeller is the CEO of the De Pere Business Center. ...more »

Tax Planning
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One-Stop Shop
Insurance News Net (press release)October 3, 2011

In the early 1990s, Anne B. Shumadine was working as a tax lawyer in the Norfolk, Va. , area, offering estate and income tax planning for the wealthy, when a client of hers pointed out an unfilled need in the community: “One of my clients suggested ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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IRS lets employers come clean on contractor payroll taxes
The News JournalOctober 3, 2011

The Internal Revenue Service is giving companies that have been misclassifying employees as independent contractors a chance to pay a fraction of back taxes to avoid interest, penalties and audits for previous years. Under the program announced this ...more »

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