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Men seek equality, say divorce laws treat husbands as ATMs
Deccan HeraldApril 1, 2012

The latest decision of the Union cabinet to amend divorce laws has been opposed by organisations which say they work to protect the rights of men. These organisations claim that divorce laws favour the interests of women and reduce men to being ATMs, ...more »

We Belong Together Women's Human Rights Delegation Calls for the Repeal of ...
Houston ChronicleApril 1, 2012

The delegates left with a promise to continue to fight back against anti-immigrant legislation and to carry the brave women's stories back to their communities. When the law originally passed in June 2011, its many provisions included making it a crime...more »

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Business Audit Defence
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Auditor General questions Australia Network tender process
ABC OnlineApril 3, 2012

The tender panel twice recommended Sky TV for the job, only to see the Government intervene and hand the contract to the ABC indefinitely. As Stephen Long reports, the process got wrapped up in Labor's power play. JULIA GILLARD, PRIME MINISTER: On the ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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NFLPA warns Saints players regarding possible criminal charges
NBCSports.comApril 2, 2012

While plenty of speculation has occurred regarding possible IRS interest in undeclared income arising from bounty payments and the potential application of state or federal conspiracy, assault, and/or battery laws, there's currently no hint of any ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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What to do if you are facing serious tax debt
KFVSApril 2, 2012

However, the 2005 bankruptcy reform law significantly limited the ability to obtain Chapter 7 filings. The bill's "means test" requires many consumers to file Chapter 13 bankruptcy, which establishes a repayment plan rather than wiping out all debt.more »

Property Taxes
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Branstad talks tax reform
Burlington Hawk EyeApril 4, 2012

By CHRISTINIA CRIPPES MOUNT PLEASANT - As someone who pays residential, agricultural and commercial property taxes each year, Linda Raub likes to hear Gov. Terry Branstad talk about his plan to reduce taxes. But the Mount Pleasant businesswoman and ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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IRS: Check and recheck tax figures
Monroe News StarApril 2, 2012

With income taxes due April 17, the Internal Revenue Service warns the chances of making errors while rushing to meet the deadline mount. Returns are due later this year because the traditional tax day of April 15 falls on a Sunday and the Washington, ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Japan in Sales-Tax Battle
Wall Street JournalApril 1, 2012

But anti-tax lawmakers within his party may hinder the premier's attempt to push the tax discussion forward. The fiscally hawkish prime minister reiterated that he has staked his political career on writing into law the two-step national consumption ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Italian police uncover widespread tax evasion amongst yacht owners 4, 2012

Italian police who raided a smart marina found it packed with shiny new yachts owned by people who had declared zero or almost no income, in the latest example of the country's brazen tax evasion. By Nick Squires, Rome In the most extreme case, ...more »

International Taxation
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E-commerce tax to target out-of-state retailers
MiamiHerald.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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Tax planning at the beginning of the year
Financial ExpressApril 2, 2012

This year, there is something to cheer about if your net taxable income is in excess of Rs 10 lakh as you will have an additional savings of around Rs 2000 every month as a result of the increase in exemption limit and change in the 20 per cent tax...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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IRS commissioner won't stay for second term
GovExec.comApril 5, 2012

Though results are not yet in, the expectation is data analysis will improve detection of tax fraud by spotting trends earlier and zeroing in on preparers whose returns have repeated compliance problems. The long-sought shift to electronic tax filing...more »


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