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Criminal offenders getting second chance through work program
Salt Lake TribuneApril 1, 2012

The 43-year-old Utah County woman was so discouraged about her prior criminal history she didn't want to fill out another application. "There was just a lot of apprehension," Murphy said, adding that when the form asked if she had been convicted of a ...more »

Oakland University student raises awareness of domestic abuse
Royal Oak Daily TribuneApril 1, 2012

Carleton decided to go back to school after winning the $1000 Linda Lael Miller Scholarship for her essay about domestic abuse. She also received the “Distinguished Undergraduate Student Award.” One in four women has experienced domestic violence in ...more »

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Business Audit Defence
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Facebook misses March deadline following privacy audit
ZDNet (blog)April 3, 2012

By Emil Protalinski | April 3, 2012, 11:20am PDT Summary: Facebook promised changes after Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner completed his three-month privacy audit of the company's activities. Facebook has missed a deadline for many issues.more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Peace activist Cindy Sheehan vows to continue tax boycott
Chicago TribuneApril 20, 2012

US Attorney Adair Boroughs, from the US Justice Department's tax division, said regardless of any sympathy one might feel for her political views as a conscientious objector, Sheehan does not have the right to violate US laws "with impunity.more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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There is a GOP alternative to ObamaCare
Fox NewsApril 2, 2012

No Republican member of Congress voted for the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act, commonly known as "ObamaCare" when the law was voted on in 2009 and 2010. And, today, Republicans currently in Congress have also pledged to repeal it.more »

Property Taxes
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13 Berks districts seek waivers to tax-limit law
Reading EagleApril 8, 2012

Those reasons include covering the costs of things such as construction debt, special education programs and pension fund obligations. But just because districts applied for them doesn't mean the exceptions will be used. Several local school officials ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Idaho Basic Business Taxes 2012 | Idaho, Corporate Income Tax | Area ...
Area Development OnlineApril 4, 2012

All corporations that transact or are authorized to transact business in Idaho or have income attributable to Idaho are subject to the corporate income tax. A 7.6 percent tax is imposed on net taxable income allocated and apportioned to the state.more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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State governments target tax-cheating software
CBS NewsApril 3, 2012

The so-called tax-zapper software lets businesses, especially those that deal mostly in cash, underreport taxable sales and pocket money that should go to the government. Five states — Florida, Georgia, Maine, Utah and West Virginia — have enacted ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Northridge woman gets 18 months for tax fraud
Los Angeles Daily NewsApril 3, 2012

LOS ANGELES - A Northridge woman who owned and operated three mortgage referral businesses was sentenced Monday to a year and a half in prison for tax evasion and ordered to pay restitution of almost $400000 to the Internal Revenue Service.more »

International Taxation
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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 Planning
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Myers and Barnes, Voted Best Tax Preparers in Cumming
Patch.comApril 6, 2012

By Liz Kennedy The firm specializes in individual and small business income tax, estate tax planning and preparation, income tax preparation and planning, (reviews, compilations, agreed-upon procedures), consulting, business start up, sales tax, ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Tax Changes In 2012
Palisades Hudson Financial GroupApril 2, 2012

Flexibility is essential for any estate plans made in this uncertain and dynamic environment. Given that it is an election year, and given the fiercely partisan climate in Washington, it is unlikely that we will see any major changes to the tax law.more »

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