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How recent oil and gas discoveries will impact Ohio businesses and landowners
Smart Business NetworkOctober 1, 2011

Smart Business asked Huntsberger what Utica Shale drilling means for Ohio. Why does the Utica Shale hold so much promise for Ohio? The Utica Shale formation appears to hold significant amounts of 'wet' gas and oil. The wet gas has elements in it that ...more »

Financing help offered for Whatcom County septic tank work
TheNewsTribune.comOctober 1, 2011

... is now available to help Whatcom County residents pay for repair of failing septic systems. The County Council agreed to set up the program after the county imposed new inspection requirements on septic systems, following mandates in state law. ...more »

Tax Law News and Stories

Audit Defence
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Understanding greed
Cal Coast NewsOctober 11, 2011

I just attempt to follow the byzantine tax rules as best as I can hoping I don't make a mistake and find myself on the receiving end of an IRS audit. I work hard, spending a great deal of time looking for write-offs trying to make that 'taxes owed' ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Canadians on Campobello Island caught up in US tax dragnet
Vancouver SunOctober 4, 2011

"The government of Canada is not going to help the Americans collect or enforce the collection of tax returns," he says. The banks have said they will not support the US position either, if only because they are concerned with how much compliance would ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Performance audit: Judging the judges
Manila BulletinOctober 10, 2011

By ZOILO P. DEJARESCO III MANILA, Philippines β€” Proving that not even judges are above the law, the Supreme Court has recently penalized one of the 10 Regional Trial court judges in a southern province for cause . The walls of the Supreme Court are ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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City May Go After Marijuana Co-ops
Gazette NewspapersOctober 12, 2011

β€œThe council did not disagree (when it passed the law) that marijuana could be used for medicinal purposes in accordance with the same understanding that was arrived at by the state,” he said. California's law has come under fire from the US Attorney's...more »

Property Taxes
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All but one county on track for on-time tax bills
Brown County DemocratOctober 4, 2011

10 deadline to pay the second installment of their property tax bills, a sign that problems which disrupted the system for years have eased. Officials at the Department of Local Government Finance announced Tuesday that the vast majority of counties ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Obama's tax proposals - the good, the bad and the Buffett
Redlands Daily FactsOctober 5, 2011

Under current law, the bonus depreciation rate on new equipment and other property is 100 percent for 2011 and 50 percent for 2012 bonus depreciation. A delay in the 3 percent withholding on government contractor until 2013. Interest income on private ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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California to the rescue on sales taxes
Tampabay.comOctober 3, 2011

The effort builds on the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement, an effort by more than 20 mostly small states to unify their tax codes to make such a national collection system possible. For years, every major Florida business group has pushed for ...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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Murfreesboro businessmen charged with state sales tax evasion, other charges
The Daily News JournalOctober 10, 2011

MURFREESBORO β€” Two Murfreesboro businessmen were indicted this month on state sales tax evasion and other charges following an investigation by the Special Investigations Section of the Tennessee Department of Revenue. Aaron Cleo Watts, 68, ...more »

International Taxation
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Conn. gets tough with Amazon, pushing on with tax
CBS NewsOctober 9, 2011

State officials tell The Associated Press that the Department of Revenue Services has received a letter from Amazon that says the online company does not believe it is obligated to abide by the law because it does not have a physical presence in ...more »

Tax Planning
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Delray Beach planning to raise the rates for beach parking
Orlando SentinelOctober 2, 2011

Parking meter fees will increase from $1.25 to $1.50 per hour, while annual beach parking permits will now cost $90 plus tax, up from last year's $80. The permit allows residents to park at the Sandoway Park, Anchor Park, Ingraham Park, Orange Grove ...more »


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