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Executives reaped millions regardless of companies' results
HaaretzApril 1, 2012

And then there's Kaman Holdings, which handed out NIS 12 million to its executives even though it issued a going concern warning and is planning a debt settlement. The company, controlled by Yitzhak Tshuva's son-in-law Roni Elroy, issued a going ...more »

LaMar's Donuts owners embroiled in lawsuit
Lincoln Journal StarApril 1, 2012

... Jack's C&D, alleging Irwin misappropriated company money and continued to operate a store in Omaha without a franchise agreement or paying more than $305000 in fees, among other things. In the lawsuit filed in February, his attorney, Robert Futhey, ...more »

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Audit Defence
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Duly Noted
Palisades Hudson Financial GroupApril 2, 2012 Dennis Byrne suffered from “a litany of physical and mental ailments” that affected his work, according to the court. The estate tax return that was due in January 2004 was filed three years late, after the IRS began to press the issue.more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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T&E expenses: IRS compliance tips
Business Management DailyApril 4, 2012

However, if a T&E policy does not meet the IRS standards, or employees do not adequately substantiate their business expenses, their reimbursements are fully taxable. These standards are commonly referred to as the accountable plan rules.more »

Business Audit Defence
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How to Get the IRS to Notice You
Wall Street JournalApril 1, 2012

By ANDREA COOMBES An unexpected letter from the Internal Revenue Service can make your stomach drop, but you can take steps to reduce your audit risk. Taxpayers overall face a low audit risk: The IRS audited 1.1% of all individual tax returns filed in ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Lawyer sentenced to 23 years for securities fraud
Appleton Post CrescentApril 4, 2012

By Michael Biesecker, AP RALEIGH, NC (WTW) — A former securities lawyer was sentenced Wednesday to 23 years in prison for his role in a massive fraud scheme that targeted about 200 investors in 21 states, including several Baptist churches.more »

Property Taxes
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Property tax appeals jump
Duluth News TribuneApril 2, 2012

“Tax court petitions are often filed as a means of dealing with your budget,” he added. The majority of the increase in tax court cases is from commercial property owners, said Barb Russ, an assistant St. Louis County attorney who handles the cases for ...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 »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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January revenue up 9.5 percent
Baxter BulletinApril 4, 2012

Baxter County Treasurer Nelda Speaks said the grand total from the tax was $441974.33. Distributions of local tax revenues come from the Arkansas Sales and Use Tax Division about two months after collections and totals are sometimes adjusted due to ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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New Gas Tax Law Saves Pennies Per Gallon
Patch.comApril 3, 2012

Connecticut is among the highest in the nation when it comes to gas taxes, but a law being signed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will bring that number down a bit. By Anthony Karge High gas prices in Connecticut make for road-weary travelers.more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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AG: Beware tax prep scammers
Coos Bay WorldApril 3, 2012

For more information about notario fraud, visit to read 'Avoiding Scams Against Immigrants/C--mo Evitar Las Estafas Contra Inmigrantes." Under both state and federal law, all paid tax practitioners must possess a Personal Tax...more »

International Taxation
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French Socialist's big idea: tax the rich
NewsWest9.comApril 3, 2012

"The problem is not the level of taxation you suffer," said Hazan, who heads the tax department at law firm Salans. "The problem is when you cannot anticipate how much you will be paying." The French tax code has long been unpredictable, she said, ...more »

Tax Planning
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Flying Solo
Financial-Planning.comApril 2, 2012

She specializes in estate planning, insurance and tax planning for elderly and retired people, and the institutions wanted to incorporate her expertise into their offerings. The banks also wanted Dorrell to move her practice inside their buildings for ...more »


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