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Letter: Worker's comp changes hurt
Newsday (subscription)October 1, 2011

Letters Newsday > Opinion > Letters Letter: Worker's comp changes hurt Published: September 30, 2011 7:01 PM Regarding "Poverty on the rise on Long Island" [News, Sept. 22], another story that needs to be told was briefly touched on with the woman who ...more »

Spirit of the West Adventures Donates to West Coast Environmental Law to Help ...
PR Web (press release)October 1, 2011

In 2011 alone the small sea kayaking company donated over $6000 to non-profit environmental groups including West Coat Environmental Law, the Save our Salmon Foundation, the Wilderness Tourism Association, The Mainland Enhancement of Salmonoid Species ...more »

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Audit Defence
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IRS Auditing How Google Shifted Profits Offshore to Avoid Taxes
BusinessWeekOctober 14, 2011

The agency is bringing more than typical scrutiny to how the company valued software rights and other intellectual property it licensed abroad, said the person, who requested anonymity because the audit isn't public. The IRS has requested information ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Commentary: Benefits of 9-9-9 plan
UPI.comOctober 14, 2011

This plan would impose the least administrative costs for raising the money needed to finance the federal government, better promote growth than the current tax system and be a darn sight fairer than the current burdensome and complex personal and ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Audit law is good
Durham NewsOctober 2, 2011

The new law provides that advance notice must be given of the audit and clerical or typographical errors shall not be pursued for penalties. Ordinarily the number of audits per location is limited to one per year. Any audit involving clinical judgment ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Harrisburg, Madoff, Ambac, Old GM, Friendly: Bankruptcy
BusinessWeekOctober 14, 2011

The Madoff firm began liquidating in December 2008 with the appointment of the trustee under the Securities Investor Protection Act. Bernard Madoff individually went into an involuntary Chapter 7 liquidation in April 2009. ...more »

Property Taxes
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Resurgence of the property tax
Egyptian GazetteOctober 1, 2011

“Even if such amendment were not endorsed, the LE500,000 value of the property, to be subjected to the new tax, is not that high as its owner would pay no more than LE3.330 per year,” Farrag pointed out. Meanwhile, people opposing the law attribute ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Tax Incentives on Capital Expenditure €...
BusinessDayOctober 6, 2011

This will lead to a lower tax liability for the company; consequently, the FIRS would have to make a repayment in favour of the company. However, a company cannot deduct any unclaimed allowance after the 5th year of assessment before the year in which ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Bach's 2012 budget cuts vacant positions, offers no raises
Colorado Springs GazetteOctober 5, 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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Cook County to join sales tax battle against Kankakee and Channahon
Chicago TribuneOctober 3, 2011

The consultants and other defendants say they do not divert sales taxes from other communities, and that their actions have been completely within the law. They decline, however, to identify their clients, citing confidentiality agreements and saying ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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AG seeks new law to protect prosecution
Bangkok PostOctober 1, 2011

Attorney-General Julasingh Vasantasingh: Target of decidedly un-flowerly language. His appeal comes as public prosecutors, including Mr Julasingh, face criticism in the tax evasion case involving Potjaman na Pombejra, the ex-wife of ousted premier ...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 Angles to Look For When Selling Business
TheStreet.comOctober 1, 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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