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The mess isn't over: Florida residents search shadows for end to foreclosure ...
Naples Daily NewsApril 1, 2012

The homeowner tells the judge he thought a loan modification had been finalized, allowing him to keep the home, until a lawyer called to say it was back in foreclosure. "That's ridiculous," Lewis tells the lawyer for the bank. "I'm not doing this thing ...more »

The role of MCOs and how they operate in the workers' compensation system
Smart Business NetworkApril 1, 2012

Every employer that has Ohio state-funded workers' compensation coverage has a Managed Care Organization (MCO) assigned to its policy. However, the medical focus of an MCO's core function can make it difficult to truly grasp its role in the workers' ...more »

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Audit Defence
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Five More Tips For Amending Tax Returns
ForbesApril 21, 2012

Mail each amended return in a separate envelope to the IRS “campus”—they used to be called “IRS Service Centers”—for the area where you live. The Form 1040X instructions list the addresses for these IRS campuses. 7. Amended returns are more likely to ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Litigation Choices Matter: The Affordable Care Act Example
Huffington PostApril 5, 2012

Many healthy individuals do not buy health insurance, hoping not to need it, thereby driving up the costs of those who do buy it. The individual mandate is designed to induce those without health insurance to purchase it by imposing what the law ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Auditor general audit cracks down on state agency in Scranton [The Times ...
Insurance News Net (press release)April 2, 2012

... which was nearly 230 percent higher than its original estimate -- and may have violated laws by outsourcing some of its work to a private firm, according to a recent special performance audit by the state Department of the Auditor General .more »

Property Taxes
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Okla. county residents to decide if lawsuit settlement will be paid with ...
The RepublicApril 1, 2012

"It's either sales taxes or property taxes," said Doug Smith, Delaware County commissioner. State law mandates the cost of the judgment be paid with property taxes for a period of three years unless there is another option, Smith said.more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Fitch Rates New York City Transitional Finance Authority's $900MM Bonds 'AAA ...
MarketWatch (press release)April 5, 2012

SECURITY The bonds are payable from revenues derived from a personal income tax (PIT) and a sale and use tax imposed by the city, as authorized by the state. Payment of the PIT and sales tax revenue to the TFA is not subject to city or state ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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House Democrats oppose cutting state personal income taxes
NewsOK.comApril 5, 2012

“The safety and well-being of Oklahomans is provided by our law enforcement, who patrol highways and investigate and prosecute crimes, by our firefighters who go to great lengths to protect life and property, and by our correctional officers who stand ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Crackdown on Tax Havens Opens Opportunities for Bankers
New York TimesApril 5, 2012

As regulators clamp down on money flows around the globe, governments, even those that prided themselves on the strength of their secrecy laws, like Switzerland, are facing pressure to share banking information and change their policies.more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Framing the fairness issue
Newsworks.orgApril 2, 2012

While lamenting the fact that the rich who rely on investment income pay taxes at a much lower rate than wage-earning and salaried working stiffs, Obama again urged Congress to enact a law requiring that the rich be taxed at a 30 percent rate (good ...more »

Tax Planning
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Tax planning at the beginning of the year
Financial ExpressApril 2, 2012

This year, there is something to cheer about if your net taxable income is in excess of Rs 10 lakh as you will have an additional savings of around Rs 2000 every month as a result of the increase in exemption limit and change in the 20 per cent tax...more »

International Taxation
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Retrospective amendment of tax laws arbitrary and punitive: Vodafone CEO
NDTVApril 2, 2012

Vodafone's CEO, Vottorio Colao, has written to the Prime Minister and to the Finance Minister about the government's proposal to amend tax laws. The modification, which will apply retrospectively from 1962, could allow the government to tax Vodafone ...more »

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