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Commentary: Eagles well-positioned to handle loss of Jason Peters
The RepublicApril 1, 2012

When DeMeco Ryans was available, they had the cap space and surplus draft picks to get him. When DeSean Jackson and Evan Mathis reached the end of their contracts, the Eagles had the money to keep them. They had enough flexibility to extend Trent Cole ...more »

Payrolls down but payouts up
Minneapolis Star TribuneApril 1, 2012

"Severance has been in the contracts for a long time, and what we've tried to do is focus on the sick leave and reduce sick leave accrual," said Angie Nalezny, the city's human resources director. "On the other hand, employees not using sick leave is a ...more »

Tax Law News and Stories

Audit Defence
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Did F. Lee Bailey Have A Fool For A Client ?
ForbesApril 3, 2012

I don't know that many tax litigators would have done a lot better with the mess that Mr. Bailey's difficult client dumped on him. It may well be that his actual foolishness might not have been so much in acting as his own lawyer as in the attempts he ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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New foreign financial asset reporting requirement with deadline of April 17, 2012
Lexology (registration)April 1, 2012

Taxpayers who fail to meet their obligation to file Form 8938 are subject to significant penalties. The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) requires certain US taxpayers holding foreign financial assets, including an interest under a foreign ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Why would you need legal assistance? You might be surprised
Milwaukee Journal SentinelApril 10, 2012

You need legal advice during an IRS audit. * A car breaks down while under warranty, and you need help getting the manufacturer or dealer to honor the warranty. * You're adopting a child and need a lawyer to help you complete the necessary paperwork ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Awaiting, debating Cuomo's compensation abuse remedy
Albany Times UnionApril 2, 2012

Lytle and others said it was too bad that all service providers were coming under scrutiny because a few "bad apples" had abused guidelines such as the IRS' reasonable compensation standards for tax-exempt organizations. Several said the attorney...more »

Property Taxes
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Letters: property tax collection
U-T San DiegoApril 10, 2012

At the San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector's office, we administer our tax collection process in accordance with California state law. Section 2610.5 of the California Revenue and Taxation Code is very clear on the question raised in Mr. Bryning's ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Scranton City Council blasts income tax collector
Go LackawannaApril 1, 2012

SCRANTON – City Council railed against the city's earned income tax collector and the Parking Authority during their March 29 meeting, as they believe both are forcing the city to secure another $2.75 million Tax Anticipation Note to make payroll and ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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SC bill doesn't touch sales tax cap on vehicles
The Tand D.comApril 9, 2012

The commission's highly touted but largely ignored report called the cap “one of the most regressive aspects of the state's entire sales and use tax code today.” But the phase-out didn't make it to the bill as introduced. Rep.more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Amazon ruling casts doubt on NC online sales tax law
Triangle Business JournalApril 6, 2012

RALEIGH – A court ruling in Colorado could throw into doubt North Carolina's two-year effort to tax online retailers such as Amazon.com. A federal judge in Denver has tossed out a 2010 Colorado statute that aimed to force online retailers to collect ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Budget seeks to arm tax department against evasion
LivemintApril 1, 2012

Many individual taxpayers would have welcomed the budget with a wide smile on account of revised tax rates and few additional deductions offered by the finance minister. However, on careful examination of the Finance Bill, one can clearly identify ...more »

International Taxation
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Local experts weigh in on Affordable Care Act
The Times HeraldApril 1, 2012

“If you could sign up anytime, with a car accident, people would call up that morning and get insurance.” The Affordable Care Act prohibits insurers from denying coverage for pre-existing conditions. In some insurance programs, pregnancy could have ...more »

Tax Planning
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Narrowing It Down
Financial-Planning.comApril 2, 2012

The early tax work served as a calling card for Hewitt's planning practice, where 70% of his business is word-of-mouth and cross-selling to firefighter tax clients. Hewitt, though, doesn't dismiss other forms of promotion. "We advertise in magazines ...more »

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