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As I See It | Two very bad ideas from labor regulators
Kansas City StarApril 1, 2012

The National Labor Relations Board recently handed down two rules I believe will make it much more difficult for small businesses to survive. The first allows the formation of micro-unions. These unions could be made up of two to three workers.more »

Carer admits fraud over £3k of gifts from client
The StarApril 1, 2012

The fraud was uncovered when Mrs Artliff's son checked her bank account and realised it was £3000 short. At a previous hearing, the court heard Mrs Artliff had a history of admission to psychiatric care. Michael Greenhalgh, prosecuting, said: “One of ...more »

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Audit Defence
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Taxes Not Filed? These Tips May Help You
JD Supra (press release)April 5, 2012

The IRS expects you to report the income even if you're missing the documentation.” (6 Ways to Increase Your Chances of an IRS Tax Audit by 3. Even when you don't consider it “income”… “The IRS has issued Tax Tip 2010-34 'Gambling ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Hart's tax struggles continue
Coeur d'Alene PressApril 4, 2012

Phil Hart's legal defense that as a lawmaker he should be given special consideration in his legal dealings with the IRS. Hart shared his thoughts on his tax situation on his campaign website earlier today. An excerpt is published below with a link to ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Audit reflects a financially healthy Ruston
Monroe News StarApril 4, 2012

The audit of city finances only revealed one finding, but city Treasurer Emmett Gibbs said that was simply an oversight of how the city's budget must be presented — a new requirement approved by the Legislature in 2010. The new state law was passed ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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10 Things the IRS Won't Tell You
Smartmoney.comApril 12, 2012

The IRS's job is to enforce the tax laws enacted by Congress and to collect what's due. Its primary weapon? The audit, whose use has more than doubled since 2000, to surpass 1% of all returns, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse ...more »

Property Taxes
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Report: City fails to collect millions in taxes
Richmond Times DispatchApril 5, 2012

Over the past six years, the amount of uncollected personal property taxes owed by individuals and businesses to the city of Richmond has increased to about $15 million, according to a report released Wednesday by the City Auditor's Office.more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Ask the Accountant
NorthJersey.comApril 1, 2012

Q. I know that the personal income tax filing deadline is April 15 each year. So why is it that my 2011 federal and state personal income tax returns are not due until Tuesday, April 17.? You may not be familiar with Emancipation Day, ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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TaxConnex Presents VoIP Taxation Solutions at ISP America Conference
PR Web (press release)April 19, 2012

TaxConnex, America's leading independent provider of sales and use tax outsourcing services, recently led a VoIP and telecommunications tax workshop for the growing VoIP provider segment at the ISP America conference in Orlando.more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Law Street Tax Karma
Economic Times (blog)April 2, 2012

Several companies have set up their own trusts or foundations for CSR activities. Perhaps companies may need to move these activities within the corporate fold so as to take the tax benefit. However, it would be best for the tax laws to provide that a ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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BIR targets P40 billion from 100 tax cases
Philippine StarApril 1, 2012

By Iris Gonzales (The Philippine Star) Updated April 02, 2012 12:00 AM 0 MANILA, Philippines - The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is eyeing to collect roughly P40 billion from 100 tax evasion cases it has filed since the start of the Aquino ...more »

International Taxation
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Obama's insurance requirement not the only mandate
MiamiHerald.comApril 1, 2012

Lindsey Donner, a small-business owner from San Diego, pays the Medicare tax although she and her husband are uninsured. Donner, 27, says she doesn't see much difference between the mandate that workers help finance Medicare and the health care law's...more »

Tax Planning
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Caring for Health Professionals
Financial-Planning.comApril 2, 2012

From better management of their practices to personal planning, Karl Byrd focuses on taxes, asset allocation and debt reduction. By Jim Grote As vice president and shareholder at Security Ballew Wealth Management in Jackson, Miss., Karl Byrd knows all ...more »


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