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Federal judge dismisses part of fraud case against Citi
Thomson Reuters News & InsightOctober 1, 2011

For plaintiffs: Stuart Grant and Megan McIntyre of Grant & Eisenhoffer. For Citi defendants: Brad Karp, Richard Rosen, Susanna Buergel and Karen King for Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. (Reporting by Nick Zieminski) REUTERS / Lucas Jackson.more »

RCMP cautions YK renters to beware of scams
HQ YellowknifeOctober 1, 2011

The Yellowknife RCMP's commercial crime section is warning people about fraudulent ads popping up on on-line classified sites offering apartment rentals. Two such incidents have been reported in Yellowknife this month. Corporal Jarret MacDonald with ...more »

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Audit Defence
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State audit finds hospital interest money not recorded
Post-TribuneOctober 28, 2011

The incident made headlines in July when Porter County Attorney Gwenn Rinkenberger wrote a letter to the county sheriff and prosecutor asking them to investigate the missing funds. Further actions led to the commissioners' dismissal of shelter director ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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GAO: Tax preparer penalties would increase e-file compliance
FierceGovernmentITOctober 6, 2011

This year tax preparers who filed more than 100 individual, estate or trust returns annually had to file them electronically. Next year that number drops to 10, raising the possibility that compliance will fall, GAO says. "IRS's plans to identify ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Condition for audit selection relaxed
DAWN.comOctober 9, 2011

In support of its stand, the tax bar pointed out that the law specifically mentioned the period for the levy of flood surcharge; therefore, it could not be spread or averaged over full year 2011. The tax bar argued that the FBR imposed flood surcharge ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Feds seize bank accounts of 2 Sacramento-area medical marijuana dispensaries
Sacramento BeeOctober 1, 2011

The warrants, sought by a US Treasury Department criminal task force, alleged the two dispensaries may have violated US financial laws through irregular banking deposits to avoid detection by the Internal Revenue Service. Banks and other financial ...more »

Property Taxes
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Brownback offers plan to reform school finance
Kansas City StarOctober 13, 2011

He said Brownback would consider provisions in the new law that would protect some districts from facing large property tax increases to maintain academic programs. Such provisions have been included in previous funding revisions, including those ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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JOBS, PROSPERITY AND FREEDOM
NewsWithViews.comOctober 2, 2011

The ESTABLISHMENT also had laws passed allowing for TAX FREE FOUNDATIONS to protect and pass on their financial control of most everything to their progeny in perpetuity. Laws instituting the INCOME TAX AND IRS were also passed at this time which ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Bach's 2012 budget cuts vacant positions, offers no raises [Gazette, The (CO)]
Insurance News Net (press release)October 6, 2011

The $224.6 million general-fund budget anticipates sales and use tax collections will decline by 0.5 percent amid a slowing local economy; sales and use taxes generate more than half of all revenue for the budget. The budget adds $440000 to the city's ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Bank of America Debit Card Fees Slammed as "Durbin Tax"
ForbesOctober 4, 2011

111-203), signed into law by President Barack Obama on July 21, 2010. The Act was meant to protect us from all of those banks that were too big to fail – you know, the whole banking/financial sector meltdown that we just lived through. ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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North Platte doctors' accountant convicted of tax evasion
North Platte BulletinOctober 4, 2011

After a five-year investigation and dozens of court actions, accountant Lowell Baisden was convicted Monday of aiding and abetting tax evasion on behalf of two North Platte medical profressionals. ...more »

International Taxation
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Unions in Hungary protest labor, tax law changes
BusinessWeekOctober 2, 2011

People in the crowd of at least 20000 included railroad, iron and telecommunications workers, teachers, butchers, electricians, police, firefighters and miners. Prime Minister Viktor Orban, dubbed the "Viktator" on signs carried by protesters, ...more »

Tax Planning
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Retirement planning options for business owners
Scottsboro Daily SentinelOctober 1, 2011

Or, you may be directly involved in running a corporation or a tax-exempt organization. In any of these cases, you generally have the option of establishing a retirement plan in which you and/or your employees may participate. ...more »

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