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The Unrepentant Sinner
VanguardApril 1, 2012

He persecuted Christians and, even after converting to Christianity, Paul still boasts he was blameless under the law. He says: “Concerning zeal, persecuting the Church; concerning the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.” (Philippians 3:6).more »

Law stays out of polygamous sect's at-home education
Salt Lake TribuneApril 1, 2012

Thomas Barlow was about 16 when his education came to a halt. "I wasn't done with school, I didn't feel like I was finished. I wanted to keep going," said Barlow, a voracious reader who as a child devoured biographies of famous Americans.more »

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Audit Defence
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IRS Audits Of Super Rich Still Few And Far Between, Report Finds
Huffington PostApril 10, 2012

Because returns from more than one year may be considered, it's possible that as few as 12 individuals were audited. The IRS had no immediate response to the report. The relatively few number of audits nevertheless generated a fairly substantial amount ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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$12 billion in taxes go unpaid in California
Fresno BeeApril 7, 2012

... as chairman of the Board of Equalization and board member at the Franchise Tax Board. "When we find folks aren't, it places an unfair burden on everyone else playing by the rules." Dennis J. Ventry, a tax law professor at UC Davis School of Law, ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Audit alleges improprieties at Iowa Association of School Boards
DesMoinesRegister.comApril 6, 2012

The state auditor's office issued a long-awaited report on IASB Thursday, detailing numerous failures by the taxpayer-funded organization's board of directors and top administrators. The report said IASB violated state law, failed to exercise adequate ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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New State Securities Lawyer: $900000 In Back Taxes, Child Support
Hawaii ReporterApril 6, 2012

Hsieh declared personal bankruptcy last year, disclosing that he owed more than $600000 to the IRS and more than $146000 in state tax arrearages. Hsieh bankruptcy Hsieh also reported that he owed his ex-wife $141000 for unpaid child support, ...more »

Property Taxes
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Cummins & White Adds Real Estate & Business Litigation Attorneys
MarketWatch (press release)April 4, 2012

Wildish, who has more than 30 years of experience, will focus on all major areas of real estate litigation, contract law, tort, construction litigation, defense, environmental litigation, title insurance, escrow law, and boundary disputes.more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Confusion over exemption through tax-saving bonds
Business StandardApril 7, 2012

Income tax laws provide exemption on gains from selling property if one invests in Section 54EC bonds. Such investment has to be made within six months of the date of sale of the residential property. In April 1, 2007 , a proviso was introduced whereby ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Retail group: Escheat law could cost NJ $94M in lost sales tax revenue
NJBIZApril 12, 2012

Consumers using gift cards often spend amounts above a card's face value, and as companies like American Express pull gift cards from shops in the state, the resulting decrease in sales will result in a drop in the state's sales and use tax revenue ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Reich: Political jujitsu to save health care law
San Francisco ChronicleApril 1, 2012

If the Supreme Court decides that the individual mandate requiring everyone to buy health insurance is an unconstitutional extension of federal authority, the law starts unraveling. But with a bit of political jujitsu, President Obama could turn that ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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UBS France accused of abetting tax evasion
swissinfo.chApril 1, 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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Your Taxes - Is it legal for CIDs to spend them to tout TSPLOST?
Marietta Daily JournalApril 11, 2012

Those CIDs are self-taxing entities that raise revenues by levying a 5-mill property tax on all non-residential property within their boundaries. They can then spend those funds however they choose, as long as it's within the law.more »

Tax Planning
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Business exclusive: Profits can be taxing
The News-PressApril 3, 2012

Randy Wright discusses small biz tax issues, trend...: Randy Wright, tax partner, Markham, Norton, Mosteller, Wright & Co. discusses small business tax issues and trends. Video by staff writer Tim Engstrom Retirement Plans: If you already are planning...more »

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