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Google exec's brother accused in domestic attack
San Francisco ChronicleApril 1, 2012

San francisco Brother of Google exec accused in attack The younger brother of top Google executive Marissa Mayer is accused of three felonies - assault, false imprisonment and domestic violence - after allegedly beating his girlfriend after a San ...more »

Wanted: A bully to end bullying
My Fox 8April 1, 2012

The Scary Guy is his legal name — we checked. It's safe to say his presentation is unlike anything most students have ever seen. The kids love him, and many school officials sing his praises. But CNN learned not every past customer believes he offers ...more »

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Business Audit Defence
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Audit: Iowa Schools Group Lost $1 Million on Risky Deals
KCRGApril 5, 2012

By Aaron Hepker IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A state audit report says a troubled Iowa schools group used tax dollars to invest in risky financial instruments that lost more than $1 million. The audit released Thursday found the Iowa Association of School ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Three guilty of tax fraud
Worcester TelegramApril 4, 2012

... withholding or paying the IRS the payroll taxes required by law. They “promoted the payroll scheme to employers and individuals who wanted to avoid payment of employer payroll taxes and individual payroll taxes,” according to the US attorney's...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Blizzard: Taking charities out of politics
CANOEApril 9, 2012

By Christina Blizzard, QMI Agency Eaton welcomes federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's recent budget announcement that he plans to make changes to the Income Tax Act to crack down on charities that use donations for political purposes.more »

Property Taxes
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Mental-health compromise offers counties flexibility, power to retain property... (blog)April 4, 2012

Counties would continue to levy property taxes for mental-health services, and they could ask to be exempted from new regional mental-health authorities under a compromise reform plan agreed to by leading Democrats and Republicans in the Legislature.more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Colin Giles to leave Nokia, Nokia streamlines sales management
ReutersApril 19, 2012

Every day, more than 1.3 billion people use their Nokia to capture and share experiences, access information, find their way or simply to speak to one another. Nokia's technological and design innovations have made its brand one of the most recognized ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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E-commerce tax to target out-of-state retailers
WXIA-TVApril 2, 2012

AP ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia has joined other states in passing a law aimed at collecting billions in lost sales tax revenue from online retailers - a fee state shoppers should already be paying, but often aren't. The Legislature passed the measure as ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Justice to rush resolution of tax cases
Manila Standard TodayApril 2, 2012

THE Department of Justice said on Monday it will expedite the resolution of tax evasion cases pending before it to help boost Bureau of Internal Revenue's bid to collect about P40 billion in unpaid taxes and duties. “We have a task force on BIR cases ...more »

International Taxation
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Claiming Fido on Your Taxes
ForbesApril 2, 2012

The bill, HR 3501, was introduced as the “Humanity and Pets Partnered Through the Years” (HAPPY Act) and would allow deductions of up to $3500 a year for pet expenses. It was introduced by Michigan Rep. Thaddeus McCotter and co-sponsored by Rep.more »

Tax Planning
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Taxpayers Encouraged to Use their Tax Return Wisely in Light of Capital One's ...
Virtual-Strategy MagazineApril 4, 2012

Capital One issued a press release showcasing the results of their annual Taxes and Savings survey, which revealed that 33% of Americans are planning to spend some or all of their refund this year. The press release reports that the latest IRS ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Why GOP Mega-Donor Sheldon Adelson Is Mad, Bad and a Danger to the Republic (blog)April 10, 2012

Even now, most of its revenues derive from a curiously byzantine "junket" system, in which high-rolling players are ferried from the mainland and staked massive amounts of money to get around China's strict currency and debt collection laws.more »


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