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Wanted: A bully to end bullying
My Fox 8April 1, 2012

The Scary Guy is his legal name — we checked. It's safe to say his presentation is unlike anything most students have ever seen. The kids love him, and many school officials sing his praises. But CNN learned not every past customer believes he offers ...more »

Critics of health care reform say state costs to rise
Inland Valley Daily BulletinApril 1, 2012

State health care reform legislation connected with the federal Affordable Care Act still could mean higher premium costs in California, despite the potential for the Supreme Court to strike down the federal law, critics charge.more »

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Audit Defence
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How To Make The IRS Respect Rights of Small Business Taxpayers
ForbesApril 11, 2012

With the tax filing deadlines looming Senator Cornyn (R-TX) announced today that he is introducing legislation to strengthen the rights of small business owners in their dealings with the IRS. The best idea since combining peanut butter with jelly.more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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US Treasury wants financial institutions to help combat identity theft-related ...
Reuters Blogs (blog)April 2, 2012

... and direct deposit into prepaid access card accounts – are often negotiated and deposited at various financial services providers,” Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) stated in an advisory issued Friday.more »

Business Audit Defence
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2011 revaluation prompts calls for audit
Charlotte ObserverApril 5, 2012

Concerns raised about revaluations here and elsewhere in North Carolina have prompted state House Speaker Thom Tillis of Cornelius to convene a panel to look into whether the General Assembly needs to make any changes to state law.more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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NFLPA warns Saints players regarding possible criminal charges
NBCSports.comApril 2, 2012

While plenty of speculation has occurred regarding possible IRS interest in undeclared income arising from bounty payments and the potential application of state or federal conspiracy, assault, and/or battery laws, there's currently no hint of any ...more »

Property Taxes
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Outlawing legal businesses would cost jobs, tax revenue
Orlando SentinelApril 2, 2012

There is no shortage of real crime and illegal activity in our state that already occupies our law enforcement. There is no need to create more criminal activity by claiming that these businesses, after legally operating in our state for years, ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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State power asset sales exempt from income tax
BusinessWorld Online EditionApril 2, 2012

Accordingly, no income tax and, consequently, withholding tax is due from PSALM on its sale...” the issuance read. However, the sale of these assets will be subject to VAT and DST. The National Internal Revenue Code of 1997 imposes a 12% VAT on “all ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Ga. tax collections increase again in March
Anderson Independent MailApril 9, 2012

Income tax collections were up 8.8 percent from the same period last year, while the sales and use tax was up about 3.7 percent. State lawmakers recently passed a budget for the coming fiscal year that presumes Georgia's economy will continue to grow.more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Northern Trust welcome UK tax law
Asset Servicing TimesApril 2, 2012

Northern Trust's custody and fund administration services are ready for the launch of the new UK authorised tax transparent fund (TTF) vehicle, due to be effective around August 2012. First announced in the 2010 UK Budget, the UK tax transparent fund ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Indian parliament likely to consider finance bill on May 7
ReutersApril 3, 2012

The bill seeks to combat tax evasion and amend a rule to retroactively tax the indirect transfer of assets, a move that has been criticized for further dampening investor sentiment, among others. International trade groups representing more than 250000 ...more »

International Taxation
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With the Tax Deadline Fast Approaching, Here's What You Need to Know
Patch.comApril 1, 2012

If you owe tax with your federal tax return, but can't afford to pay it all when you file, the IRS wants you to know your options and help you keep interest and penalties to a minimum. File your return on time and pay as much as you can with the return ...more »

Tax Planning
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Flying Solo
Financial-Planning.comApril 2, 2012

She specializes in estate planning, insurance and tax planning for elderly and retired people, and the institutions wanted to incorporate her expertise into their offerings. The banks also wanted Dorrell to move her practice inside their buildings for ...more »

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