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Schools Consider Whether To Accept Major Advertising
WFMY News 2October 1, 2011

Whatever the case may be Guilford County wants to have some kind of policy in place. They hope to take next several months to come up with a policy. Davidson County Schools does not have a policy that allows major outside advertising. ...more »

US DOJ seeks trustee in Solyndra bankruptcy
ReutersOctober 1, 2011

By Dan Levine Sept 30 (Reuters) - The US Department of Justice is seeking to give control of Solyndra's estate to a bankruptcy trustee, citing the refusal by executives at the solar power company to answer questions about its operations. ...more »

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Audit Defence
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IRS offers a break for reclassifying employees
Houston ChronicleOctober 30, 2011

It's called the Voluntary Classification Settlement Program (VCSP) and is meant to encourage employers to come into compliance with respect to their worker classifications. The program allows employers to voluntarily correct misclassification issues ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Private bank clients urged to avoid U.S. securities
Economic TimesOctober 5, 2011

"FATCA will cost 10 times to the banks than it will generate for the IRS. It is going to be extremely complicated," said Yves Mirabaud, managing partner at Mirabaud & Cie and Swiss Bankers Association board member. "We (will) try to convince the IRS to ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Uncertainty remains about police evidence
Myrtle Beach Sun NewsOctober 6, 2011

... In light of an anonymous letter accusing Horry County police officers of, among other things, stealing drugs and money from the department's evidence room, some County Council members want SC Law Enforcement to conduct an audit. ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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What should I do if I cannot afford to pay my taxes?
Tax Law Home (blog)October 5, 2011

If the IRS needs to escalate the collection of the taxes due, they can seek to obtain a judgment against you, possibly garnishing your wages and seizing your assets (excluding your home and business, which are protected from seizure by the IRS). ...more »

Property Taxes
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Property Tax Bill FAQs
Prescott eNewsOctober 1, 2011

Have you received your tax bill yet? If not, you will. Hi, this is Gary Edelbrock, and I've been talking with Pam Pearsall, Yavapai County Assessor. She's put together a FAQ about your tax bill that should be helpful, which we offer here: Property tax...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Columbus council candidates debate casino revenue plan
Columbus DispatchOctober 6, 2011

“Should it be rolled back?” Ferris asked of the income tax. “Yes.” He opposed the tax in 2009 and said he had an alternative plan that would have cut city spending without laying off police and firefighters. He also charged that the council members are ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Amazon deal with Calif. may set precedent for online tax collection | The Republic
The RepublicOctober 5, 2011

When state legislators came to Washington last month to give their view on federal debt negotiations, one thing they asked Congress for was passage of the Main Street Fairness Act. With Amazon and big brick-and-mortar retailers like Wal-Mart and Target ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Poland's opposition loses ground ahead of election
CBS NewsOctober 6, 2011

Law and Justice party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski speaks at the Institute for Tax Studies in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011. Poles will elect a new parliament on Oct. 9, with both the Civic Platform party and the Law and Justice vying for ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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'Tax amnesty' as legal solution to evasion
BusinessDayOctober 3, 2011

The Nigerian tax statutes provide no legislative definition of tax evasion, but from the various offences and penalties sections, the offences stated provide an insight into what may be regarded as tax evasion. Tax evasion may be perpetrated in some of ...more »

International Taxation
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Plugging tax hole is sure to trigger fireworks
The AustralianOctober 4, 2011

THE Rudd Labor government didn't see any problem last year with delivering on some long-promised amendments to the tax law. The idea was to make it easier for companies involved in takeovers to consolidate their accounts for tax purposes. ...more »

Tax Planning
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Wes Gullett counters claims made in attack ad
Tucson CitizenOctober 13, 2011

They say it was a conflict of interest for Gullett to vote on whether to increase impact fees in the city because a different yet similar entity, Phoenix Association of Realtors, testified before the Phoenix Planning and Zoning Commission on the matter ...more »

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