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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 »

US Federal Contractor Registration Helps Contractors Find FEMA Contracts
DigitalJournal.com (press release)October 1, 2011

Doing so can result in being awarded a contract on the spot. In order to be considered eligible for any federal contracts, vendors must have a DUNS number and have completed their CCR registration and ORCA. For FEMA contracts, businesses must also ...more »

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Audit Defence
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Legal & Public Notices 10/23/11- Substitute Trustee's Sales & Notice of ...
Murfreesboro PostOctober 24, 2011

If the US Department of Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this foreclosure is ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Canada hopes for exemption on US FATCA rules
ReutersOctober 5, 2011

FATCA will require overseas banks to report US clients with more than $50000 in assets to the IRS, or withhold 30 percent of the interest, dividend and investment payments due those clients and send the money to the IRS. ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Republicans praise audit of Fed crisis response
MarketWatchOctober 4, 2011

At issue is a one-time Government Accountability Office audit of the Fed's emergency loan programs and other emergency loan programs during the financial crisis of 2008. The audit was required as part of the Dodd-Frank Act, signed into law in July, ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Should I fear a tax backlash from the IRS?
Financial TimesOctober 11, 2011

As regards travelling to the US, it is likely that government agencies such as the IRS and US Department of Homeland Security share information. It is therefore advisable to speak to an immigration lawyer on this point. The interaction of the UK and US ...more »

Property Taxes
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City officials to be congratulated on tax sale issue
Canada.comOctober 1, 2011

Provincial law requires that the city hold an annual tax sale auction for property owners delinquent in paying their taxes. Traditionally, bidding on the properties at the tax sale begins at the "upset price" - the total of all the delinquent taxes, ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Set Cap Gains At A Permanent 15%
Investor's Business DailyOctober 3, 2011

The threat alone of large tax hikes on capital gains and dividends is damaging. But a guaranteed new 3.8% tax from the health care law starting in 2013 coupled with the potential sunsetting of the income tax rates of the last decade would mean ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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State tax collections beat September forecast
Bizjournals.comOctober 4, 2011

Tax collections for the month totaled $2.194 billion, up 8.9 percent from September 2009 collections. By category: • Income tax collections totaled $1.185 billion, up 13.7 percent from September 2010 collections. • Sales and Use taxes totaled $406 ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Affiliate Nexus and Sales Tax - Its Legality and Implications
PR Newswire (press release)October 3, 2011

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Toman held the position of Chief Counsel of the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB). The FTB's legal function is second in size and scope only to the legal function of the Internal Revenue Service. ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Switzerland Leapfrogs US to Top Financial Secrecy List
BusinessWeekOctober 4, 2011

The index used 15 indicators, including bank secrecy, corporate transparency regulations and the efficiency of tax rules, to produce a score for each jurisdiction. That secrecy score was given greater weight in this year's index compared with 2009, ...more »

International Taxation
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Tax break in casino law may cost schools $100M: study
Chicago Sun-TimesOctober 5, 2011

That's because of a tax break written into the legislation at Mayor Rahm Emanuel's request that assigns the highest-grossing casinos a tax rate as little as 20 percent on revenues above $350 million. Existing law taxes such windfalls at a 50 percent ...more »

Tax Planning
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PM admits tough task of selling planning reforms
BBC NewsOctober 3, 2011

And the Chancellor George Osborne has also found a spare £805m in efficiency savings to freeze council tax bills for another year in 2012-2013. Critics say it's just playing to the gallery and will only save the average family just £72 in typical ...more »

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