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The Unrepentant Sinner
VanguardApril 1, 2012

He persecuted Christians and, even after converting to Christianity, Paul still boasts he was blameless under the law. He says: “Concerning zeal, persecuting the Church; concerning the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.” (Philippians 3:6).more »

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 »

Tax Law News and Stories

Audit Defence
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The People vs. the IRS
BusinessWeekApril 5, 2012

On a March Friday, after a week that included briefing Capitol Hill staffers about identity theft, meeting with IRS lawyers about domestic partnership laws, and working on a blog post about her latest gripes with the agency, Olson gave a keynote speech ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Taxes Not Filed? These Tips May Help You
JD Supra (press release)April 5, 2012

The IRS expects you to report the income even if you're missing the documentation.” (6 Ways to Increase Your Chances of an IRS Tax Audit by Lawyers.com) 3. Even when you don't consider it “income”… “The IRS has issued Tax Tip 2010-34 'Gambling ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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FedEx fails to deliver for drivers
Huffington PostApril 2, 2012

When that happens people lose legal rights, governments lose tax revenue, and businesses gain an unfair advantage over competitors who pay the extra costs to treat their workers as employees. Federal and state governments have started coming down ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Big tip or tainted cash? Waitress gets to keep $12000 left by restaurant customer
msnbc.comApril 5, 2012

He told the news service that he believed the money was intended as a gift to the family. "Stacy is a very religious woman and this is the will of God," he said. Read the initial story in The Forum here and a follow-up story here. What law would she ...more »

Property Taxes
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House GOP tax plan falls short
MyrtleBeachOnline.comApril 2, 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 »

Corporate Income Taxes
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House GOP tax plan falls short
MyrtleBeachOnline.comApril 2, 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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Want to Sell an Ice Cream Cake? Just Fill Out These Simple Forms
ForbesApril 3, 2012

The last question is the subject of a 1437 word bulletin from the Wisconsin Department of Revenue, which addresses the question of whether restaurants, supermarkets and bakeries should collect sales tax on the sale of ice cream cakes.more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Greene Co. law enforcement sales tax could mean 100 new employees by end of year
KY3April 4, 2012

That's the message that Greene County officials heard as voters approved an eighth-percent law enforcement sales tax by a 2-to-1 margin on Tuesday. Greene County public safety and justice system leaders are celebrating. They're thankful voters ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Swiss-German spat risks derailing tax evasion deal
EurActivApril 3, 2012

The German government's deal to stem tax evasion via Swiss bank accounts risks being defeated in the opposition-controlled upper house of parliament after Switzerland issued arrest warrants for three German tax inspectors. Healthcare budgets constitute ...more »

International Taxation
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Legislation aims to ease tax filing for Alabama businesses
The Birmingham News - al.com (blog)April 5, 2012

By Martin Swant --- The Birmingham News BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Alabama businesses might have an easier time filing and remitting sales and use tax if state lawmakers pass legislation meant to streamline the system. Tax attorney Bruce Ely says a ...more »

Tax Planning
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Last Minute Tax Planning Discussed by Certified Public Accountant Sanjiv Gupta
Virtual-Strategy MagazineApril 2, 2012

Sanjiv Gupta recommends proper record keeping and planning to maximize the reduction in tax liability. “Small business owner with $100000 in income can reduce tax liability to ZERO by properly planning and taking advantage of various tax deductions and ...more »

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