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The League of Ordinary Gentlemen (blog)April 1, 2012

The police did no real investigation of a kid being shot, citing Florida's Stand Your Ground Law – which itself was passed more as a political tool than an attempt at crime prevention. In the Martin case, either the police were incompetent and/or ...more »

A sports blitz of historic proportions awaits South Florida
MiamiHerald.comApril 1, 2012

It's the sports equivalent of a Halley's Comet sighting! Ignore the calendar. This is no April Fool's Day prank, and I'm not joking. We are in the midst of the most exciting, compacted and delightfully varied few days of sports in our history.more »

Tax Law News and Stories

Audit Defence
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The People vs. the IRS
BusinessWeekApril 5, 2012

On a March Friday, after a week that included briefing Capitol Hill staffers about identity theft, meeting with IRS lawyers about domestic partnership laws, and working on a blog post about her latest gripes with the agency, Olson gave a keynote speech ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Tax time, tax-help fraud
Austin American-StatesmanApril 15, 2012

TaxMasters filed for bankruptcy protection a day before the trial began. Abbott has promised to do whatever he can to get folks their money back. TaxMasters was among the so-called tax resolution firms that advertise heavily.more »

Business Audit Defence
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Bossier firefighter pay audit to be completed soon
Shreveport TimesApril 2, 2012

The city recently discovered it owed some of its higher-ranked firefighters $615450 in back pay as a result of a pay raise distributed as a $400 per month, across—the-board increase rather than an incremental percentage based on rank, which state law...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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States Fight Back Against Amazon.com's Tax Deals
HispanicBusiness.comApril 3, 2012

Code-naming their effort "Project ASAP," South Carolina officials offered up more than $33 million in incentives, including free land, a property-tax cut and payroll-tax credits. They even agreed to loosen the area's Bible Belt moral code, ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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House GOP tax plan falls short
The StateApril 1, 2012

But while this marks the most serious proposal we've seen in years, some of its “solutions” are worse than the problems, and it fails to address so many of the worst problems with our antiquated, special-interest-driven tax code that it can't be ...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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Germany tries to convince Swiss banks to play by its rules
Christian Science MonitorApril 5, 2012

Germany and Switzerland signed a treaty today in which Switzerland agreed to impose taxes on Germans' secret accounts in Swiss banks, but the deal still falls short of the transparency Germany wants. By Michael Steininger, Correspondent / April 5, ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Brazil says commods trades must follow global prices
ReutersApril 4, 2012

* Brazil seeks to end inter-company price "manipulation" * Agency says rules to prevent local tax evasion BRASILIA, April 4 (Reuters) - Brazil's tax agency said on Wednesday that intra-company commodities exports and imports by multinational traders ...more »

International Taxation
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Voters pass law tax 2to1
Springfield News-LeaderApril 4, 2012

Michael Penland gives County Sheriff Jim Arnott a pat on the back at a watch party as Arnott and his wife, Jennifer, cheers the news the law enforcement sales tax had passed. / Nathan Papes/News-Leader Greene County Sheriff Jim Arnott, right, ...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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