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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 »

Hispanic students disappear from Ala. schools
CBS NewsOctober 1, 2011

Hispanic students have started vanishing from Alabama public schools in the wake of a court ruling that upheld the state's tough new law cracking down on illegal immigration. (AP Photo/Dave Martin) BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Hispanic students have started ...more »

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Audit Defence
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Google's $3b tax haven loophole probed
Sydney Morning HeraldOctober 17, 2011

Google cuts its tax bill by about $US1 billion a year using a technique that allocates profits to a unit managed out of a law firm in Bermuda, where there is no corporate income tax. In 2009, the most recent year for which records are available, ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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U.S. Municipal Bond Regulator to Aid IRS With Data on Market
BloombergOctober 24, 2011

The US municipal-bond market's regulator said it will provide data to the Internal Revenue Service to assist with efforts to ensure that securities offerings comply with federal tax laws. ...more »

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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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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Mayor Bill Foster aims to cut taxes, boost Tampa Bay Rays attendance
Tampabay.comOctober 2, 2011

St. Petersburg hasn't raised its tax rate since 2007 amid falling property values, but Mayor Bill Foster isn't ruling out a tax rate increase for the 2013 budget. The city is expecting another double-digit drop ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Tax laws amended
Myanmar TimesOctober 3, 2011

CHANGES to tax laws announced on September 30 are intended to bring the taxation system into line with the 2008 Constitution, the New Light of Myanmar reported. The Revenue Law was enacted in 1976 inline with the socialist economy of ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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In brief
The ColoradoanOctober 4, 2011

The Colorado Department of Revenue will offer a three-hour business tax class regarding the laws surrounding state sales and use taxes applicable to businesses conducting sales in Colorado. The class will be held from 10 am to 1 pm, Nov. ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Go after celebs in fight against IRS, prof says
CANOEOctober 3, 2011

Canadian tax law expert Art Cockfield says Ottawa should go after Canadian-born celebrities like Celine Dion, Ryan Reynolds, Jim Carey and Seth Rogen in the hopes of getting the US taxman off the backs of American expatriates living in Canada. ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Fair share
TempoOctober 4, 2011

The Bureau of Internal Revenue under the leadership of Commissioner Kim Jacinto-Henares has been filing tax evasion charges against “professionals.” They are taxpayers whose income are derived from the practice of their professions and are not ...more »

International Taxation
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Christian Crusade For Tax Benefits
ForbesOctober 2, 2011

But there is IRS scrutiny to be sure there's no “private inurement.” Public charities and churches are supposed to benefit the general public, not private individuals. Some tax exempt organizations called private foundations are subject to different ...more »

Tax Planning
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Roth Regrets? Still Time to Change.
Wall Street JournalOctober 2, 2011

If you want a do-over, call your Roth IRA custodian soon, and keep track of the paperwork. If you already filed your 2010 return, you must amend it. For more information, read Internal Revenue Service Publication 590, at MW1002.more »


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