Tax Law News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in April, 2012

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It's Your Business
Topeka Capital JournalApril 1, 2012

Theresa Marcel Schwartz has been appointed to the Kansas State Board of Mortuary Arts as a consumer member, replacing Diane M. Minear. Schwartz, whose term expires July 31, 2014, is employed as the associate general counsel for the Kansas Board of ...more »

New spotlight on state responses to health-care law
Washington PostApril 1, 2012

Variations in the way states have moved to implement the 2010 federal health-care law have taken on greater significance after last week's Supreme Court hearings, whose tone heightened speculation that the statute would be overturned.more »

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Business Audit Defence
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Delaware River Port Authority abuses detailed in audit [Asbury Park Press, NJ]
Insurance News Net (press release)April 2, 2012

Sharing of insurance commissions under licensed brokers is legal in New Jersey , though the State Commission of Investigation said in a report more than 30 years ago that it should be banned because such practices can be politically motivated and ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Finding humor in annoying attorney television ads
Nashville Ledger newspaperApril 12, 2012

When I entered law school in 1975, national and state bar associations pretty much prohibited attorneys from engaging in [whisper] advertising. Self-promotion by legal professionals – even in the Yellow Pages – is a product of the late 20th century.more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Pranab defends retrospective tax change
Business TodayApril 2, 2012

PTI Kolkata April 2, 2012 Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has defended the move to amend the Income Tax Act with retrospective effect following which UK's Vodafone may have to pay Rs 11000 crore as tax for a buyout deal involving Indian business.more »

Property Taxes
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Lega Nord's Maroni criticises Monti law on IMU property tax
Agenzia Giornalistica ItaliaApril 2, 2012

(AGI) Milan- Right-wing politician Roberto Maroni criticized the government's "unforgivably superficial" approach to the IMU tax. "We don't even know what the tax rate will be," Maroni told reporters following a reunion of Lega Nord's Federal Council.more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Colorado's “Amazon” law requiring out-of-state retailers to report sales held ...
Journal of AccountancyApril 5, 2012

The court noted that the Colorado law differed from that in Quill because the Colorado law did not require the retailers to collect and remit sales and use tax, but that it nonetheless imposed the same undue burdens on out-of-state retailers “condemned ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Law Street Tax Karma
Economic Times (blog)April 2, 2012

Several companies have set up their own trusts or foundations for CSR activities. Perhaps companies may need to move these activities within the corporate fold so as to take the tax benefit. However, it would be best for the tax laws to provide that a ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Switzerland Asks Germany For Legal Aid In Tax Case
Fox BusinessApril 1, 2012

ZURICH – Switzerland's federal prosecutor has asked Germany for legal aid in connection with a case involving a CD that was stolen from Credit Suisse Group (CS) containing confidential data about Germans suspected of tax evasion.more »

International Taxation
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A Time Bomb of a Tax Code
Huffington PostApril 2, 2012

It's the federal tax system, and it's set to explode. And if it does, there will be damage. If Congress and the president do nothing about our tax system between now and the end of the year, here are just a few things in the tax law that will blow up.more »

Tax Planning
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Council OKs plans for new access to MJR
Hometownlife.comApril 1, 2012

On a related matter, the council has scheduled a public hearing for 6:30 pm Monday for comments on an amended Brownfield Redevelopment plan which would provide up to $115000 tax credit for demolition and other costs relating to the project.more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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President Obama Signs Into Law The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act
JD Supra (press release)April 9, 2012

3 WCSR 7212022v5  The conflict of interest rules generally applicable to the marketing of IPOs and communication between research analysts, investment banking personnel and management do not apply to EGCs.  Research reports relating to EGCs may be ...more »

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