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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 »

East Fallowfield appeals decision by zoning hearing board
Daily Local NewsOctober 1, 2011

EAST FALLOWFIELD — Township supervisors did not properly vote to pursue an appeal of a zoning hearing board decision, according to a state Sunshine Law expert. Teri Henning, an attorney with the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association, ...more »

Tax Law News and Stories

Audit Defence
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Marietta author accused of 'circle of lies'
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionOctober 14, 2011

Gross, now 61, was arrested by IRS agents on Oct. 6 at the home of his new fiancee and charged with wire fraud and money laundering. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges and is being held without bond pending trial. It marked a dramatic turn of ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Richie Rich
Southeast Missourian (blog)October 6, 2011

IRS Circular 230 Notice: To ensure compliance with requirements imposed by the IRS, we inform you that, unless specifically indicated otherwise, any tax advise in this communication (including any attachments) was not intended or written to be used, ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Audit of Granville mosquito control district reveals lack of spending oversight
The Newark AdvocateOctober 1, 2011

Maurer said he couldn't comment on Sargent's assertion, but added, "obviously we would be standing by the audit." Marsh set up the district -- an independent entity under Ohio law that raises funds from its own tax levy -- in 1971, in order to prevent ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Recall case likely to extend beyond El Paso
El Paso TimesOctober 2, 2011

... and some of its members seem to believe it trumps IRS rules as well. In the decision, the high court ruled that "a corporation has First Amendment rights that are equal to those of an individual," Theresa Caballero, an attorney representing El ...more »

Property Taxes
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Tax relief from pension reform? Towns wait and see
New Jersey HeraldOctober 9, 2011

Under the law, police and fire personnel must now pay 10 percent of their salaries, up from 8.5 percent, while all other public employees, including teachers, must pay 6.5 percent, up from 5.5 percent. An additional increase for the latter, ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Millionaire tax: Smart politics, awful policy
Christian Science MonitorOctober 7, 2011

Reid seems to be asking those who make a million or more to pay a top marginal income tax rate approaching 50 percent starting in 2013 (Here's how you get there: Allow the 2001/2003/2010 tax law to expire for high-income people after 2012—an idea Reid ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Sales Tax Associates Helps Telecom Companies Weather Taxation
TMC NetOctober 4, 2011

This recent TMCnet video offers an inside view of this tax world in an interview with Michelle French, DOM for Sales Tax Associates. Sales Tax Associates is a sales and use tax compliance firm. The company files taxes nationwide, including taxes such ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Guest column: Taxpayers should note change in law on donations
Green Bay Press GazetteOctober 4, 2011

1, 2012. Contact your tax adviser regarding this tax law change and other questions related to income tax issues. Don't wait until your tax preparer is buried in tax returns. Thomas G. Zoeller is the CEO of the De Pere Business Center. ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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The Flying Ponzi Commodities Pool Circus: Securities Fraud, Bank Fraud, and ...
ForbesOctober 5, 2011

Few dare -- but did Cilli succeed in pulling off the dramatic triple death spiral of securities fraud, bank fraud, and tax evasion? Victor E. Cilli, 45, of Hackensack, NJ, was arrested June 15, 2011, and charged in a criminal Complaint with one count ...more »

International Taxation
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Cohen & Grigsby Announces Appointment of Four New Associates
Sacramento BeeOctober 6, 2011

Established in 1981 in Pittsburgh, PA, Cohen & Grigsby is a business law firm with headquarters in Pittsburgh and an office in Bonita Springs, FL. Cohen & Grigsby attorneys cultivate a culture of performance by serving as business counselors as well as ...more »

Tax Planning
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Mayor's budget seeks less than 1% tax rate hike, no layoffs
Buffalo NewsOctober 5, 2011

Dyster on Monday said the city was able to propose no increase in the tax levy because of long-term financial planning that includes departmental belt-tightening and uses of one-time revenues. “We saw it coming, and we prepared,” Dyster told the City ...more »


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