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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 »

Expert liability for ratings agencies
The National Law JournalOctober 1, 2011

Noting this concern, the staff advised that they would not recommend enforcement of Regulation AB's requirements for prospectus disclosure of ratings. The enforcement position was initially effective for six months, and by replacement letter made ...more »

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Audit Defence
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People: Week of Oct. 3, 2011
North Bay Business JournalOctober 3, 2011

By Business Journal Staff Report Moss Adams LLP announced that Michael Ricioli, a senior tax manager in the firm's Santa Rosa office, was named a partner. Mr. Ricioli, a senior tax manager, focuses on strategic tax planning and compliance services for ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Same Sex Couples and Community Property - What a Mucking Fess
ForbesOctober 12, 2011

They wrote about difficulties that they experienced filing their federal income tax returns for 2010 as a same-sex married couple in California. The IRS has taken the position that, because federal tax law respects California community property law, ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Pattern of lax oversight for Colorado's online schools
Daily CameraOctober 2, 2011

Informed of these findings, the former state senator who asked for the 2006 audit lamented that Colorado is back where it started in its attempts to oversee the burgeoning online public school system -- which started with 13 students in 1995 and has ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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What is the Automated Collection System of the IRS?
Tax Law Home (blog)October 2, 2011

... assist with collection of amounts due. Therefore, you would be wise to seek the advice of a tax attorney. A tax attorney understands federal tax laws, can answer your questions about past due federal tax returns, and can advise you of your rights. ...more »

Property Taxes
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Egypt's property tax to be postponed to 2013
Ahram OnlineOctober 2, 2011

News reports suggested Egypt's Cabinet had discussed amendments to be made to the property tax law on 21 September. An official at the Ministry of Finance said that the changes are related to increasing the tax exemption limit on annual rental income ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Country needs new income tax law: PEW
The Nation, PakistanOctober 2, 2011

The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Sunday said that existing income tax laws have failed to deliver therefore country needs new and simple income tax law that is easily comprehensible, business friendly, fair and acceptable to all the stakeholders. ...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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Politicians defend, criticize new property tax law
Morris Sun TribuneOctober 11, 2011

Opponents of the new law say it hurts homeowners with less expensive homes and that businesses will shoulder more of the property tax burden. Few Minnesotans understood, or even knew about, the old market value credit law. Now, many are hearing that ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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No arrest for custom & excise tax evasion without warrants: SC
Indian ExpressOctober 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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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 Planning
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Tax Tips for Selling a Business
NuWire InvestorOctober 3, 2011

When the owners decide to sell, it is critical for them to do some tax planning to maximize their net proceeds. This is even more important for small-business owners when their business is their single biggest asset. The sale structure is simply a ...more »


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