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IRS Tax Tips: Don't Make Mistakes!
Patch.comApril 1, 2012

Here are eight common tax return errors to avoid, courtesy of the IRS: Incorrect or missing Social Security numbers: When entering SSNs for anyone listed on your tax return, be sure to enter them exactly as they appear on the Social Security cards.more »

Friends, Neighbors Help Victim's Grieving Family
MyFox PhoenixApril 1, 2012

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Business Audit Defence
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UHC Overpayment ERISA Class Action: Federal Court Rules Against UHC & Permits ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)April 1, 2012 Offers Webinars To Examine The Legal Impact Of This Decision for All Payers and Providers. Hanover Park, IL (PRWEB) March 31, 2012 On March 30, 2012, Federal Court denied UnitedHealth's (UHC) motion, in its entirety as to all claims, ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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10 Things the IRS Won't Tell You
Smartmoney.comApril 12, 2012

The IRS's job is to enforce the tax laws enacted by Congress and to collect what's due. Its primary weapon? The audit, whose use has more than doubled since 2000, to surpass 1% of all returns, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse ...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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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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Cuyahoga County boards of revision ignore case law on bank sales
Plain DealerApril 3, 2012

Cuyahoga County refuses to recognize the price a bank accepts for a house as unequivocal proof of the property's value, despite an Ohio Board of Tax Appeals opinion that says taxpayers can use bank sales to challenge their appraisals.more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Obama takes on Republicans over tax fairness
ReutersApril 3, 2012

The budget proposal, passed by Republicans in the US House of Representatives last week, would reduce the deficit by cutting spending while reforming the tax code, including lowering the top rate of tax to 25 percent from 35 percent.more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Federal jury convicts 2 former Uxbridge residents in tax fraud schemes
Worcester TelegramApril 3, 2012

The defendants operated a payroll tax scheme to pay employees “under the table” without properly accounting for or withholding or paying the IRS the payroll taxes required by law. They “promoted the payroll scheme to employers and individuals who ...more »

International Taxation
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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 Planning
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Planning for a post-VY economy
Brattleboro ReformerApril 2, 2012

Oliver Olsen, R-Jamaica, has introduced an amendment to a tax bill this year that would direct about $1.5 million from Vermont Yankee tax payments directly toward Windham County for planning and economic development. Some of the testimony Friday seemed ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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$12 billion in taxes go unpaid in California
Fresno BeeApril 7, 2012

... as chairman of the Board of Equalization and board member at the Franchise Tax Board. "When we find folks aren't, it places an unfair burden on everyone else playing by the rules." Dennis J. Ventry, a tax law professor at UC Davis School of Law, ...more »


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