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Searching shadows for end to foreclosure crisis
Chicago Daily HeraldApril 1, 2012

The homeowner tells the judge he thought a loan modification had been finalized, allowing him to keep the home, until a lawyer called to say it was back in foreclosure. “That's ridiculous,” Lewis tells the lawyer for the bank. “I'm not doing this thing ...more »

The role of MCOs and how they operate in the workers' compensation system
Smart Business NetworkApril 1, 2012

Every employer that has Ohio state-funded workers' compensation coverage has a Managed Care Organization (MCO) assigned to its policy. However, the medical focus of an MCO's core function can make it difficult to truly grasp its role in the workers' ...more »

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Business Audit Defence
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CAG raps state for faulty land acquisition
Times of IndiaApril 1, 2012

Emergency provisions in the law was also "misused and were applied arbitrarily even without indicating detailed justification for the same and without fulfillment of prescribed conditions," the report said. The CAG audit detected a series of illegal ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Lawyer sentenced to 23 years for securities fraud
Rocky Mount TelegramApril 5, 2012

AP RALEIGH – A former securities lawyer was sentenced Wednesday to 23 years in prison for his role in a massive fraud scheme that targeted about 200 investors in 21 states, including several Baptist churches. Gregory Bartko, 58, of Atlanta was ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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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 »

Property Taxes
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Property Tax Appeals Benefit Big Companies
New York TimesApril 4, 2012

In the city, the major complaint among commercial property owners is not that assessments are necessarily outdated, said Peter E. Blond, a partner at the law firm Brandt, Steinberg & Lewis, which has represented businesses in tax-appeal cases since ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Bill to boost sales tax advances
Omaha World-HeraldApril 2, 2012

By Paul Hammel LINCOLN — In something of a surprise, state lawmakers pushed a bill to final approval Monday that would allow Omaha and other Nebraska cities to increase their local sales tax by a half-cent, with voter approval. The vote was 29-14, ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Why Same Sex Couples Pay More Taxes
San Francisco ChronicleApril 2, 2012

This often comes at a high expense as they hire tax professionals to navigate the sometimes confusing maze of tax laws that surround the issue. The Numbers Same sex families are paying as much as $6000 more in taxes compared to heterosexual couples, ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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UBS France Accused Of Abetting Tax Evasion
Eurasia ReviewApril 2, 2012

“These employees were selling a turnkey solution for tax evasion, including legal advice, transporting money, and almost always the creation of a dummy company in some exotic tax paradise,” writes the author in his book. UBS has categorically denied ...more »

International Taxation
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Law Review: Reading tea leaves on the justices' health-care-law comments
Philadelphia InquirerApril 1, 2012

Justice Antonin Scalia, a son of Trenton, was the most vocal, even uninhibited, conservative voice, deftly sprinkling abstruse legal argument with street idiom, at one point describing a promise of Medicaid funds to former Nebraska Sen.more »

Tax Planning
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Pay less tax, more attention
Rockhampton Morning BulletinApril 2, 2012

Naturally, at this time of year, everyone starts to think about tax planning. Seriously though, now is an ideal time to start working towards a plan for minimising your 2012 income tax liability and taking steps to ensure that you can pay whatever is ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Explaining RBC's Wash Trade Accusations
San Francisco ChronicleApril 13, 2012

Often individual investors file their tax returns claiming the loss for the lesser of $3000 (or $1500 if filing jointly); if it exceeds that amount, losses can be carried forward to future years. Some individuals attempt to game the system by dumping ...more »

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