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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 »

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 »

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Audit Defence
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Conley woman who filed for bogus tax refunds going to prison
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionOctober 18, 2011

... hundred thousands of dollars of fraudulent refunds, authorities said. It was discovered after McClendon's employer, World Acceptance Corp., a consumer finance company, conducted an audit, noticed suspicious transactions and reported them to the IRS.more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Canada hopes for exemption on US FATCA rules
ReutersOctober 5, 2011

FATCA will require overseas banks to report US clients with more than $50000 in assets to the IRS, or withhold 30 percent of the interest, dividend and investment payments due those clients and send the money to the IRS. ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Law Enforcement Sales Tax Committee audit has good remarks
KOAM-TVOctober 4, 2011

The Law Enforcement Sales Tax Committee audit is complete and comes back with good remarks. The commission took over the fund in April and ordered an audit to make sure business was in order. ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Neil Rogers' money woes
MiamiHerald.comOctober 9, 2011

“It's fair to say that whatever's left (about $500000, according to probate records in Broward County) is going to the IRS,” said Fort Lauderdale lawyer Norman Kent, Rogers' manager, agent and confidante. “Had he known that, the words coming out of ...more »

Property Taxes
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Law talk: Ex-husband tries to block sale of house
Chicago Daily HeraldOctober 9, 2011

Many law firms practice exclusively in this area and are generally successful in obtaining reductions in assessed valuations, which usually leads to lower real estate tax bills. • Send your questions to attorney Tom Resnick, 345 N. Quentin Road, ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Cain's 9-9-9 Plan Makes Experts Dial 9-1-1
TPMDCOctober 4, 2011

He's running on a plan to wipe out the current tax code and replace it with one branded 9-9-9 -- a nine percent personal income tax, a nine percent corporate income tax and a nine percent sales tax. This, even conservative experts agree, ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Times-Call staff
Longmont Daily Times-CallOctober 2, 2011

What it means: Colorado's income tax would increase from 4.63 percent to 5 percent and state sales tax would increase from 2.9 percent to 3 percent for five years, effective Jan. 1. The increased revenue, all of which would go to education, ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Fulton fixing properties assessed above sales prices, contrary to state law
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionOctober 3, 2011

In some cases, Manning said, 2010 sale deeds didn't get recorded until early 2011, so his office missed them. In other cases, building permits got entered into the system after sales dates, when the construction actually occurred before sales. ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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No arrest for custom & excise tax evasion without warrants: SC
RediffOctober 4, 2011

Offences of evading customs and excise tax are bailable and an accused person cannot be arrested without warrants, the Supreme Court has ruled saying such crimes cannot be equated with criminal offences. A three judge bench headed by Justice Altamas ...more »

International Taxation
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Casino bill may cost schools over $100 million over 2 years: study
Chicago Sun-TimesOctober 4, 2011

That's because of a tax break written into the legislation at Mayor Rahm Emanuel's request that assigns the highest-grossing casinos a tax rate as little as 20 percent on revenues above $350 million. Existing law taxes such windfalls at a 50-percent ...more »

Tax Planning
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State approve tax exemptions for two Fargo businesses
In-ForumOctober 3, 2011

BISMARCK — Three eastern North Dakota businesses planning new projects and expansions should receive tax breaks for the next five years, state officials decided Monday. BISMARCK — Three eastern North Dakota businesses planning new projects and ...more »

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