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Cops sensitized to elders' woes
Times of IndiaApril 1, 2012

BANGALORE: Senior citizen Mandakini's son allegedly threatened her every day and would physically abuse her, forcing her to transfer her property to him. She called the Elders' Helpline, which in turn issued a notice to the son.more »

Kansas business tax cuts would shift revenue to other states
Kansas.comApril 1, 2012

By Dion Lefler and Brent D. Wistrom TOPEKA — The centerpiece business tax cut in Gov. Sam Brownback's plan to reform income taxes would enrich dozens of other states at Kansas' expense, The Eagle has learned. For out-of-state taxpayers who earn ...more »

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Business Audit Defence
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Alabama Fools' Day
Huffington Post (blog)April 2, 2012

On April Fools' Day Alabama's immigration law (HB 56) mandates E-Verify for all employers. E-Verify is a federally run electronic employment verification system that checks employee identification against government records to weed unauthorized ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Strange tax evasion schemes
CNNMoneyApril 7, 2012

Some people are so desperate to avoid paying taxes that they'll even claim Social Security numbers are the "mark of the beast" and that using the number will condemn them to Hell. Frank Sommerville, a tax lawyer at Weycer, Kaplan, Pulaski & Zuber, PC, ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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NH Senate considers income tax ban
Boston.comApril 2, 2012

CONCORD, NH—New taxes on personal income would be banned in New Hampshire -- a state with no personal income tax -- under a proposed constitutional change getting a hearing this week. The Senate Internal Affairs Committee is holding a hearing on the ...more »

Property Taxes
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Homeowners must apply for property-tax credit or lose it
Baltimore SunApril 2, 2012

Tens of thousands of Maryland homeowners who haven't already applied for the Homestead Property Tax Credit have until the end of the year to do so or lose the often-valuable break. The deadline was set so long ago — 2007 — that some residents might ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Genworth Closes the Sale of Its Tax and Accounting Advisor Unit to Cetera ...
Sacramento BeeApril 2, 2012

... announces it has closed the sale of Genworth Financial Investment Services, its tax and accounting financial advisor unit, on April 2, 2012 to Cetera Financial Group, Inc. Proceeds from the transaction will be used for general corporate purposes.more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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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 High gas prices in Connecticut make for road-weary travelers.more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Germany: investigation of tax inspectors doesn't damage relations with Switzerland
Greenfield Daily ReporterApril 2, 2012

AP BERLIN — The German government says a Swiss decision to issue arrest warrants for three German tax inspectors hasn't damaged relations — and says it illustrates the need to get a stalled deal on tax evasion approved. Germany's center-left ...more »

International Taxation
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McManus: Obama's 'tax' lapse
Chippewa HeraldApril 3, 2012

But if the president had been brave enough back then to call a tax a tax, his healthcare law might not be in such a mess today. At the Supreme Court last week, both sides basically agreed that the Constitution allows the federal government to enact a ...more »

Tax Planning
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How Amazon finds tax loopholes
The GuardianApril 4, 2012

Amazon's founder, Jeff Bezos, has always taken a keen interest in tax planning. From the beginning, loopholes were a key part of Amazon's ability to undercut rivals on price. When setting up the company Bezos even considered basing it on an American ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Ohio tea party groups irked by IRS
Marion StarApril 2, 2012

WASHINGTON - Ohio tea party groups and the Internal Revenue Service are locked in an escalating showdown, with Cincinnati-area conservative activists refusing to answer some queries from the federal tax agency. But even as Ohio conservatives raise the ...more »


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