Tax Law News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in October, 2011

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Finally, some good news on the uninsured
Houston ChronicleOctober 1, 2011

It's critical for our kids, our parents, our friends and neighbors and our health care jobs that they find solutions that protect the federal government's commitment to Medicaid. Proposals like block grants and spending caps would simply make more ...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 »

Tax Law News and Stories

Audit Defence
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Nadal Declines To Play in UK Tourney, Citing Tax Laws
ForbesOctober 14, 2011

While at law school, I interned at the estates attorney division of the IRS. At IRS, I participated in the review and audit of federal estate tax returns. I even took the lead on a successful audit. At audit, opposing counsel read my report, ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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IRS "Tax-exempt" Workshops in Springfield and St Louis
Kansas City infoZineOctober 1, 2011

A “Tax Compliance Workshop for Small and Medium-Sized Tax-Exempt Organizations” will be held in St Louis on Nov. 1 and in Springfield on Nov. 3. Led by experienced IRS Exempt Organizations specialists, the workshop is designed especially for ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Law stands in the way of open records
Allentown Morning CallOctober 9, 2011

The court's decision came out of a request by inmate Alfonso Rizzuto, who had asked the Department of Corrections for records related to prison policies, employees and his medical care, including the medical license of a sick call nurse. ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Decades-old dispute with IRS costs Clearwater Beach couple their home
Tampabay.comOctober 8, 2011

She'd been packing all night long, ever since she'd learned the Internal Revenue Service was taking her home. She'd called friends to help her empty the house, and watched her possessions disappear out her beveled-glass front door, piece by piece. ...more »

Property Taxes
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Tax law amendment passed to Parliament
Kurdish GlobeOctober 8, 2011

According to the draft Tax Law amendment, properties that are given to children by parents are exempt from tax, and tax rates are proportional to income level. After the session on the Tax Law amendment was delayed by the vote of the majority of ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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IRS inability to reign in tax fraud vexes law enforcement
Tbo.comOctober 10, 2011

The fraud involves the filing of phony tax returns using Social Security numbers and other personal information stolen from living and dead people — and sometimes purchased from willing participants. The US Postal Service says it stopped the delivery ...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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Country needs new income tax law: PEW
The Nation, PakistanOctober 2, 2011

The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Sunday said that existing income tax laws have failed to deliver therefore country needs new and simple income tax law that is easily comprehensible, business friendly, fair and acceptable to all the stakeholders. ...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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Group pushes pulpit politics
Charleston Post CourierOctober 2, 2011

John Simpkins, a research fellow at the Charleston School of Law and a constitutional law expert, said the claim that the government is restricting freedom of religious expression in churches doesn't hold water. Churches, he said, are free to discuss ...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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