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Steven Pearlstein: Eat your broccoli, Justice Scalia
Washington PostApril 1, 2012

Yet despite the fact that “Obamacare” did all of those things and more, there was not a single brief in support of the law from an organization representing big business. Small businesses have spent the past two decades complaining that the reason they ...more »

How hiring minors could have a major impact on your business
Smart Business NetworkApril 1, 2012

Although there are federal laws that impact employees who are minors, most requirements and restrictions come from state laws, and each state has its own set of regulations that employers must follow when hiring minors, says Holly Dangler, ...more »

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Audit Defence
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Five More Tips For Amending Tax Returns
ForbesApril 21, 2012

Mail each amended return in a separate envelope to the IRS “campus”—they used to be called “IRS Service Centers”—for the area where you live. The Form 1040X instructions list the addresses for these IRS campuses. 7. Amended returns are more likely to ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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10 IRS Rules for Stress-Free Foreign Accounts
ForbesApril 18, 2012

The IRS warns against it. See “Quiet” Foreign Account Disclosure Not Enough. 9. Prospective Compliance Only Is Risky. Can you start filing complete tax returns and FBARs prospectively, but not try to fix the past? Maybe, but the risk is that your past ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Deep Breaths as Yogis Face New Tax
Wall Street JournalApril 2, 2012

Yoga studios, she believed, weren't subject to the city's 4.5% sales tax. The yogi now says her relaxed attitude was misplaced. LeighAnn Montieth, manager at New York Yoga on East 85th Street. The New York Department of Taxation and Finance has decided ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Francis Gartland pleads guilty to bribing Michael Ritacco, former Toms River ...
Asbury Park PressApril 2, 2012

Mel Evans / AP Photo TRENTON — Former Toms River Regional Schools Superintendent Michael J. Ritacco maintains his innocence, his lawyer says, even though his co-defendant in a federal bribery case pleaded guilty Monday to taking part in a scheme to ...more »

Property Taxes
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Column: Let's create jobs, reduce taxes, repy debt
Republican EagleApril 2, 2012

Before the start of the 2012 session, the Legislature had four goals: economic recovery, creating jobs, easing the property tax burden, and beginning to pay back the school funding shift extension enacted last session. Before the start of the 2012 ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Md. lawmakers consider House, Senate budget proposals, debate income tax proposals
Washington PostApril 2, 2012

The conference committee, made up of a handful of lawmakers from each chamber, briefly considered varying proposals to raise the state's income tax in order to hack away at an ongoing $1.1 billion deficit. The House version of the plan raises less ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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'Let Voters Decide': Tax Reform in Missouri
American ThinkerApril 1, 2012

In 2010, Missouri enterprises paid out $163 billion (see note) in wages and salaries, and the "state sales and use tax" produced revenue of $2.95 billion (page 4). So our surtax on earned income would produce as much revenue as the current sales tax ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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India's tax change to impact investment: UK
Business TodayApril 2, 2012

British Finance Minister George Osborne on Monday said the Indian government's proposal to change tax laws retrospectively will damage its investment climate, reports said. Finance Minister Mukherjee Pranab Mukherjee in the Budget proposed to amend the ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Oconto woman, 63, faces 5 years in prison on tax evasion charges
Green Bay Press GazetteApril 4, 2012

An Oconto woman has pleaded guilty in federal court in Green Bay to failing to pay more than $100000 in payroll taxes. Joyce Karban, 63, faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250000. She is scheduled for sentencing July 11.more »

International Taxation
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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 Connecticut's gas taxes are nearly the highest in the nation, but motorists ...more »

Tax Planning
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County Tax Collections Dip As Budget Planning Begins
Greeneville SunApril 4, 2012

County Trustee Dan Walker updates the Greene County Budget and Finance Committee concerning recent property tax collections during a Tuesday meeting. Also shown is committee-member and Commissioner Hilton Seay. BY KRISTEN BUCKLES March property tax...more »

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