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Shane Filan's High Court debt battle: Bank of Ireland sues Westlife star who ...
Daily MailApril 1, 2012

Documents lodged in the High Court show that BoI is pursuing cases against the star and two members of his family, Finbarr and Peter. BoI was one of several banks that helped fund Shane's massive property speculations during the boom, which aimed to ...more »

Call to slash first home grant for many
The AustralianApril 1, 2012

THE Victorian first home buyers grant should be restricted to newly constructed dwellings to give the building industry a much needed boost, the Urban Development Institute of Australia says. The UDIA is also calling for a further interest rate cut ...more »

Tax Law News and Stories

Audit Defence
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Three Worst IRS Tax Traps
ForbesApril 17, 2012

Opinions about tax traps vary widely, but I consider these the worst parts of the tax code. Personal Injury Exclusion. If you're physically injured in an accident and receive damages, they are tax free. So says Section 104 of the tax code.more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Congratulations, You're an Employer! Now What?
JD Supra (press release)April 3, 2012

This is what the IRS uses to keep track of your company and its filings. It is free to apply for and is easy to get. The IRS allows you to even apply online. An EIN is usually required to open up a business account at most banks and to otherwise ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Performance audits
Tulsa WorldApril 1, 2012

There would be absolutely no restraint on the state auditor's authority to pursue performance audits based on whatever agenda he might choose. State law already provides for performance audits of all state officers, institutions and governmental ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Tax battlers fighting for your cash
New York PostApril 15, 2012

By GREGORY BRESIGER They're the surest thing after death and taxes — those pesky ads from tax lawyers and accountants that flood TV and radio every year at this time. You know the ones. They claim to offer unique services to battle the IRS and to be ...more »

Property Taxes
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Candidate Hinckley: Whitehouse's 'Buffett rule' would mean higher property taxes
The Providence JournalApril 2, 2012

By John E. Mulligan, Washington bureau WASHINGTON -- Republican Senate candidate Barry Hinckley asserts that local property taxes will rise if Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse gets his "Buffett rule" -- a new minimum tax on rich people -- signed into law.more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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47 Possible Tax Hikes Loom If Congress Doesn't Act
ABC NewsApril 2, 2012

"If you want to sell an asset and have a capital gain, you're better to sell it this year than next year because the capital gains tax will be higher next year if tax laws play out as they currently stand," Williams said.more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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ASCENSION PARISH SALES AND USE TAX AUTHORITY v. LOUISIANA MACHINERY COMPANY ...
Leagle.comApril 2, 2012

The Authority alleged that LMC was a registered dealer for Ascension Parish sales and use tax purposes and that LMC operated as Louisiana's sole statewide Caterpillar franchise dealer, selling at retail, leasing, and repairing various new and used ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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E-commerce tax to target out-of-state retailers
MyrtleBeachOnline.comApril 1, 2012

Georgia joined other states this week in passing a law aimed at collecting billions in lost sales tax revenue from online retailers. The Legislature passed the measure as part of a comprehensive overhaul of the state's tax code.more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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UBS France Accused Of Abetting Tax Evasion
Eurasia ReviewApril 2, 2012

“These employees were selling a turnkey solution for tax evasion, including legal advice, transporting money, and almost always the creation of a dummy company in some exotic tax paradise,” writes the author in his book. UBS has categorically denied ...more »

International Taxation
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India's tax change to impact investment: UK
Business TodayApril 2, 2012

British Finance Minister George Osborne on Monday said the Indian government's proposal to change tax laws retrospectively will damage its investment climate, reports said. Finance Minister Mukherjee Pranab Mukherjee in the Budget proposed to amend the ...more »

Tax Planning
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Planning for a post-VY economy Senate committee hears local concerns, ideas
Brattleboro ReformerApril 2, 2012

Oliver Olsen, R-Jamaica, has introduced an amendment to a tax bill this year that would direct about $1.5 million from Vermont Yankee tax payments directly toward Windham County for planning and economic development. Some of the testimony Friday seemed ...more »

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