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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 »

US Federal Contractor Registration Helps Contractors Find FEMA Contracts (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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Business Groups Blast Herman Cain's 9-9-9 Plan
Big GovernmentOctober 14, 2011

Relinquish the IRS and tax lawyers and CPAs, and you have a whole new 30% more money hitting the system that could be used for better investments… Cain claims that certain parts of his plan will relinquish once the country gets back on its feet again, ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Paying Taxes on Sale of Gold or Silver
Fox BusinessOctober 7, 2011

To ensure compliance with requirements imposed by the IRS, we inform you that any US federal tax advice contained in this communication (including any attachments) is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of (i) ...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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California Says Build America Bond Refinancing Cleared by IRS
BloombergOctober 7, 2011

“We are obviously very pleased with the IRS ruling,” said Tom Dresslar, a Lockyer spokesman. The agency's decision may not affect many other state and local governments, said Perry Israel, a Sacramento-based bond lawyer who read the letter from the IRS...more »

Property Taxes
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New debt ceiling formula proposed
Pacific Daily NewsOctober 15, 2011

The law that authorized the bond changed the legislation overseeing the Chamorro Land Trust, allowing for the properties of the trust to be leveraged in the debt ceiling calculation. Guam's debt ceiling is determined by taking 10 percent of 90 percent ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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IRS Needs Better Data on Information Sharing with Foreign Countries
Accounting TodayOctober 7, 2011

The Internal Revenue Service could improve its exchange of tax compliance information with other countries by collecting better data on the types of information requested and how successfully it was collected. ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Leagle.comOctober 6, 2011

Drew M. Talbot, Rainer, Anding & McLindon, 8480 Bluebonnet Blvd., Suite D, Baton Rouge, LA 70810, (225) 766-0200, Counsel for Plaintiff/Appellee, Jefferson Davis Parish School Board through Sales and Use Tax Department. Court composed of John D. ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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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 Evasion Defence
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Judge resigns after suspected eight-year tax evasion
Jerusalem PostOctober 3, 2011

The Justice Ministry announced on Monday that a Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court judge has been investigated by the police on suspicion of evading taxes during an eight-year period. The tax authorities began to suspect Judge Dan Mor, who was appointed a ...more »

International Taxation
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Turn away from special interests, represent us
Delmarva NowOctober 7, 2011

Did the rich make the laws? I don't think so. Did our elected officials make all the tax laws? You got it -- special interests, lobbyists and unions. "Elect me and I will pass a tax law that helps you." If you don't think so, look at what is happening ...more »

Tax Planning
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IRS will start to test tax preparers
The Detroit NewsOctober 3, 2011

In the wake of studies that found tax returns filed by paid preparers can be riddled with mistakes, the Internal Revenue Service is clamping down on the industry. Up to now, paid tax preparers in most states were free to hold themselves out as experts ...more »


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