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Stealing your identity
bcrnews.comOctober 1, 2011

Mike Prusinski of LifeLock, an identity theft protection business, said identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America. “You are 10 times more likely to have your identity stolen than your car,” he said. And of those thefts, one out of every ...more »

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 »

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

The agency is bringing more than typical scrutiny to how the company valued software rights and other intellectual property it licensed abroad, said the person, who requested anonymity because the audit isn't public. The IRS has requested information ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Tax Solutions Network Offers Speedy Tax Relief Settlements
Emailwire (press release)October 11, 2011

“The reality is that you should be worried and unless you take the appropriate action, you are at risk of further penalties, and possible wage garnishment and property levies,” notes David Miller, who leads a group of tax relief attorneys and ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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ADL Audit: Anti-Semitic Incidents Reported In DC Region In 2010 Remain Level
PR Newswire (press release)October 4, 2011

The Washington, DC Regional Office's Audit comprises data from Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and the District of Columbia, including official crime statistics as well as information provided to ADL's DC Regional Office by victims, law enforcement ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Incoming NABL Boss Eyes Abroad
Bond BuyerOctober 12, 2011

The IRS has been sending issuers a series of questionnaires that asks them, among other things, if they have written policies and procedures to comply with the tax laws and rules after they have issued bonds. “I would guess the IRS has been very ...more »

Property Taxes
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Lindbergh Homeowners Face 23 Percent Property Tax Jump
Patch.comOctober 3, 2011

The rate of the debt service fund is set by state law and is mandated for paying the long term debt of voter approved bonds, and has increased as a result of property values decreasing. The tax rate of agricultural and commercial property in the ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Raft of economic data points to slow Kan. recovery
Houston ChronicleOctober 1, 2011

Hensley is loath to support tax cuts for corporations, saying the additional revenue left in the economy would better "reverberate" if cuts were aimed at workers, through individual income tax cuts, or reductions in the sales tax. He said, if anything, ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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TaxConnex Waives Sales and Use Tax Outsourcing Transition Fees through December
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)October 7, 2011

TaxConnex, America's leading independent sales and use tax outsourcing and consulting firm, today announced that it will waive the transition fees for sales and use tax outsourcing transition throughout the remainder of 2011. ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Pharmacos, Health Insurers: The Bad Boys of Health Reform? MagazineOctober 4, 2011

For tax purposes, the fees paid by the two industries under the Patient Protection Act are comparable to fines paid to the government for the violation of any law. In July, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued an accounting standards update ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Greece To Track Citizens' Purchases To Solve Tax Evasion Problem
ForbesOctober 6, 2011

Except if you live in Greece, where as the New Yorker's James Surowiecki puts it, “tax evasion is the national pastime.” To fix the problem, the government is going to start tracking its citizens' spending in real-time. Surowiecki and others have ...more »

International Taxation
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Polish leaders slam Kaczynski for words on Germany
CBS NewsOctober 5, 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 Planning
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Quarter-cent sales tax campaign to reach out at candidates forum
The Daily Tar HeelOctober 3, 2011

Mark Marcoplos, a member of the Orange County Planning Board, said he understands the tax's benefits, but said the information provided by the county isn't detailed or transparent enough. “The number of questions I have right now are outweighing my ...more »


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