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SC Treasurer Sounds Alarm About State Investments
News Channel 7February 1, 2012

He says the legislature doesn't need to pass any new laws regarding the state's investments; the current laws just need to be enforced. So who enforces those laws? "In some cases it's the treasurer; some cases the Budget and Control Board; ...more »

PBA of NYS approves contract
Albany Times Union (blog)February 1, 2012

the Police Benevolent Association of New York State, the union that inherited the mantle of the law enforcement unit of Council 82, has ratified a proposed contract, 965 to 36. The union was created in part due to deep dissatisfaction with the initial ...more »

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Audit Defence
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Tax Trivia Giveaway #6: Presidential Election Fund
ForbesFebruary 6, 2012

I landed in the City of Brotherly Love by way of Temple University School of Law. While at law school, I interned at the estates attorney division of the IRS. At IRS, I participated in the review and audit of federal estate tax returns.more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Will IRS Get Fat Off FATCA?
ForbesFebruary 1, 2012

The IRS, Treasury Department, and Congress are sticking to their guns about implementing the dreaded law. They appear to have high expectations–Just think of all of that tax information! A Treasury official says the US hopes agreements with other ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Wiener wants a sunshine audit
San Francisco Bay GuardianFebruary 9, 2012

Scott Wiener is calling for an audit of the costs of complying with the city's Sunshine Ordinance -- a move that could lead to some great ideas for better public access to records or to a dangerous attack on one of the city's most important local laws.more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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York: What really happened in Newt's ethics case?
MetroWest Daily NewsFebruary 1, 2012

Under public pressure, the Ethics Committee — made up of equal numbers of Republicans and Democrats — took up the case and hired an outside counsel, Washington lawyer James Cole, to conduct the investigation. Cole developed a theory in which Gingrich ...more »

Property Taxes
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Democrat vows to block property tax reform until tax credit passes
Radio IowaFebruary 1, 2012

“No tax cut will pass the Senate Ways and Means Committee before the 'working families tax cut' is passed for the third time by the Senate, is passed for the third time by the House, and finally signed into law by Governor Branstad,” Bolkcom said on ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Income Tax Time is Here
Patch.comFebruary 8, 2012

Last year, 79 percent of taxpayers, 106 million people, used IRS e-file ( In addition, the IRS sends refunds to 98 percent of electronic filers by direct deposit within 14 days, if there are no problems. Some refunds can be issued in as ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Ipsen's fourth quarter and full year 2011 sales and other significant developments
MarketWatch (press release)February 2, 2012

Commenting on the full year 2011 sales performance, Marc de Garidel, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ipsen said: "With drug sales up 5.7%(3) in 2011, Ipsen has delivered a very strong sales performance, driven by the sustained growth of ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Credit unions benefit from tax laws over banks
Bradenton HeraldFebruary 1, 2012

LaPine says Chapter S-chartered community banks, like credit unions, are exempt from paying corporate income taxes. The truth is that for Chapter S, which is a benefit allowed by law for many small businesses, the owners pay state and federal taxes ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Kildare businessman jailed for €1.6m tax fraud
Irish ExaminerFebruary 10, 2012

She imposed a concurrent sentence of three years with one year suspended for each of ten counts of tax evasion. The company set up by Wynne in 1997, Loganroy Security Ltd, also pleaded guilty to the same offences and Judge Ryan imposed a fine of €10000 ...more »

International Taxation
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Tax season brings new federal rules
Iowa City Press CitizenFebruary 6, 2012

Federal rules new to this year's tax season will seek to close the tax gap, the unreported income that often comes from selling items on eBay or informal transactions such as mowing neighbors' lawns. “There is, in general, a lot of misunderstanding ...more »

Tax Planning
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A Closer Look at Mitt Romney's Tax Return
Smartmoney.comFebruary 2, 2012

Candidate Romney's 2010 filing is a case study in tax planning. Here is a guided tour. By LAURA SAUNDERS That is the question many Americans are asking of Mitt and Ann Romney's 2010 tax bill, disclosed on Monday evening. While the couple paid almost $3 ...more »


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