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The mess isn't over: Florida residents search shadows for end to foreclosure ...
Naples Daily NewsApril 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 »

Commentary: Eagles well-positioned to handle loss of Jason Peters
Sacramento BeeApril 1, 2012

When DeMeco Ryans was available, they had the cap space and surplus draft picks to get him. When DeSean Jackson and Evan Mathis reached the end of their contracts, the Eagles had the money to keep them. They had enough flexibility to extend Trent Cole ...more »

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Audit Defence
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Obama, Democrats to promote 'Buffett rule'
Tucson CitizenApril 7, 2012

Warren ( and friends ) make your check payable to the IRS That's CRAZY to call Obama's big idea the Buffett Rule? The Rule should be called The Bosanek Rule (after Buffett's secretary, Debbie). Or “Bosanek 37″ after the percentage of taxes she pays.more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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IRS Transfer Pricing Agreements Declined Last Year
Accounting TodayApril 2, 2012

By Michael Cohn, Accounting Today The Internal Revenue Service reported Monday that the number of completed Advance Pricing Agreements, in which the IRS and multinational corporate taxpayers work out voluntary agreements on transfer pricing, ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Rob Samouce: To audit or not to audit — many associations must decide every year
Naples Daily NewsApril 1, 2012

By ROB SAMOUCE Florida law requires that condominium and homeowners' associations must have year-end financial statements prepared each year to evidence how the association's accounts are being maintained and to give a once a year snap shot of the ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Three guilty of tax fraud
Worcester TelegramApril 4, 2012

... withholding or paying the IRS the payroll taxes required by law. They “promoted the payroll scheme to employers and individuals who wanted to avoid payment of employer payroll taxes and individual payroll taxes,” according to the US attorney's...more »

Property Taxes
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New tax-board review has high stakes for Phila.
Philadelphia InquirerApril 1, 2012

At issue is an arcane concept known as the "common level ratio," computed by the tax board. And its latest calculation was a potentially costly one for Philadelphia. Counties are supposed to submit monthly figures on property sales to the board.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

Use the worksheet in Form 1040-ES, Estimated Tax for Individuals, for this. You want to be as accurate as possible to avoid penalties. Also, consider changes in your situation and recent tax law changes. 5. The year is divided into four payment periods ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Report: Auto industry contributed more than $130B in tax revenues year after ...
Michigan Business Review - MLive.comApril 11, 2012

By Michael Wayland | View full sizeAP File PhotoIn 2010, the production, sales and service, and use of the automobile contributed $91.5 billion to state government tax revenues and at least $43 billion to federal government tax...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Claiming Fido on Your Taxes
ForbesApril 2, 2012

The bill, HR 3501, was introduced as the “Humanity and Pets Partnered Through the Years” (HAPPY Act) and would allow deductions of up to $3500 a year for pet expenses. It was introduced by Michigan Rep. Thaddeus McCotter and co-sponsored by Rep.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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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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Estate Planning In An Uncertain Environment
Palisades Hudson Financial GroupApril 2, 2012

But almost as certain is the likelihood of political change that will affect estate planning. While death may be the ultimate deadline, even young, healthy individuals face a fast-closing window this year as a result of tax-law provisions scheduled to ...more »


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