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Wick Phillips Defeats Chesapeake Energy in Case on Behalf of Royalty Owners
Equities.comDecember 1, 2012

Wick Phillips, a full-service business law firm with offices in Dallas, Fort Worth and Austin, Texas, took on Chesapeake Energy, the nation's second largest producer of natural gas, winning a judgment in excess of $1 million on behalf of a group of ...more »

Identity theft on the rise in Richmond
Richmond ConfidentialDecember 1, 2012

Identity theft is also becoming greater than just a one man job, Whitson said. Criminal networking sharing sites have popped up, on which thieves can sell or share their stolen identity. “The problem we have is that this person isn't the only one with ...more »

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Audit Defence
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After big U.S. Supreme Court win, Montana nonprofit suffers string of losses
The Center for Public IntegrityDecember 6, 2012

Though the nonprofit and its lawyer, Jim Bopp, won a high-profile U.S. Supreme Court decision in June that knocked down Montana's century-old ban on corporate and union spending on elections, ATP's other court challenges to Montana's disclosure rules ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Changes to reporting information on joint ventures and partnerships on Forms ...
Lexology (registration)December 12, 2012

In an effort to promote consistency and accuracy, the IRS revised the 2011 Form 990 and Form 990-EZ Instructions to require the filing organization to report these interests using information from the Form 1065, Schedule K-1 provided by the partnership ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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FOIA fail: many federal agencies don't comply with open government law
GIMBY (blog)December 4, 2012

Who Knew? FOIA fail: many federal agencies don't comply with open government law. Sixty-two out of 99 audited federal agencies are failing to comply with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and other federally-mandated open government reforms, says.more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Parkland says Hurricane Sandy no excuse for late tax payment
Allentown Morning CallDecember 16, 2012

Even the IRS showed some heart, extending tax filing deadlines. The Parkland School ... Gehris spoke to the school district's business manager and its lawyer, who told him Parkland didn't have legal authority to extend the deadline. He appealed to the ...more »

Property Taxes
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Lawmakers start off with flurry of bills - SFGate
San Francisco ChronicleDecember 8, 2012

Californians could have a chance to repeal provisions of the state's controversial affirmative action ban, the use of unmanned aircraft could be restricted and parts of Proposition 13, the state's famous property tax law, could be softened under bills ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Bequeather's tax obligations on the year of death in their quality as ...
Melodika.net (press release)December 4, 2012

Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen ( pr-usa ) December 4, 2012 - http://www.grprainer.com/en/Law-of-Succession.html In its Judgment of the 04.07.2012, the German Federal Finance Court (BFH) determined that the final income taxes to be paid by the legatee, ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Paying Your Taxes For Online Purchases
KELOLAND TVDecember 5, 2012

Now the state is hoping Congress will do something about it and create a standardized sales tax for online sales. Now that you know about the law, you can easily fill out your sales and use tax return online at the Department of Revenues website.more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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A possible solution for the 'fiscal cliff'
Las Vegas SunDecember 4, 2012

It appears that nearly everyone has an opinion about the approaching “fiscal cliff” and what to do about taxes and deficits. So do I. One common-sense approach to changing federal income tax law is to simply cap the total combined amount of federal ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Crackdown on tax evasion
ITNDecember 3, 2012

George Osborne will order Revenue officials to use some of the cash to draft in an army of investigators to target high earners who aggressively avoid or evade paying tax. Warning there are "more difficult decisions" ahead, Mr Osborne said: "It is ...more »

International Taxation
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International Tax Law Firm Cantor & Webb P.A. Receives Top Tier Ranking in ...
Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)December 3, 2012

Miami, Florida - Miami based international tax planning law firm of Cantor & Webb P.A. http://www.cantorwebb.com/ receives top tier (Tier 1) ranking, the highest ranking possible by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers in the area of Tax Law. This is ...more »

Tax Planning
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Where has all the money gone?
Kitsap Peninsula Business JournalDecember 4, 2012

We are tired of the misrepresentations, the false advertising and the use of our tax dollars supporting these types of veiled Vulture Capitalists in Emperor's Clothing. These nonprofit community development financial institutions (CDFI) are nothing ...more »

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