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Crimes Targeting Elderly Seen As Growing Trend
13WHAM-TVFebruary 1, 2012

Mason makes that claims while pointing to an aging population of “Baby Boomers” as well as a 2010 Cornell University study on Elder Abuse Prevalence in New York State. That study (attached) estimates that 260000 older New Yorkers “had been victims of ...more »

Three UBS Clients Accused of Hiding Offshore Money From IRS
BusinessWeekFebruary 1, 2012

Kerr, who ran CCN Worldwide Inc., had accounts worth more than $5.6 million in 2007 that he failed to report to the Internal Revenue Service, according to a Justice Department statement and the Dec. 8 indictment. Quiel, who ran Legend Advisory Corp., ...more »

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Audit Defence
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IRS Announces New Voluntary Disclosure Program for Offshore Accounts and Assets
JD Supra (press release)February 1, 2012

Given the potential for extremely high penalties and criminal prosecution that could be involved with non-disclosure, taxpayers who are eligible to participate in the 2012 OVDI would be well advised to consult with an attorney in connection with the ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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American expats in Calgary scramble to file taxes
Calgary HeraldFebruary 2, 2012

CALGARY — US citizens living in Calgary are scrambling to understand their tax filing obligations in the face of a crackdown by the US Internal Revenue Service. The IRS recently stated its intent to improve compliance after its own statistics showed ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Knox Co. Law Director asks for audit of KTSC
WBIR-TVFebruary 7, 2012

The letter continues, "If in fact we confirm that the aforementioned payment exceeds the course and scope of the contract, then please accept this letter as a formal demand for repayment." This all stems from transactions that happened back in the 2009 ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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First witness testifies in Ax the Tax political consultant Doug Guetzloe's trial
WFTV OrlandoFebruary 7, 2012

He's charged with failing to file income tax returns for two years, and Guetzloe's old problems came back to haunt him Tuesday. The "Ax the Tax" founder had no problem with having a taxpayer-funded lawyer, or making money off public agencies, ...more »

Property Taxes
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City broaches possible November ballot issue on secondary property tax
Prescott Daily CourierFebruary 1, 2012

By continuing the tax, the city could raise about $1.4 million per year. The state law requires that the tax could run for as long as seven years, and could not be renewed. McConnell's action plan proposed tying the secondary property tax measure to ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Christie's income-tax cut / Dems make more sense
Press of Atlantic CityFebruary 2, 2012

That all puts a pretty sharp focus on the coming budget and tax debate, just heating up now, between Christie and the Democratic leaders in the Legislature. Democrats note that Christie's proposed income-tax cut would benefit the rich far more than ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Idaho House passes aviation tax exemption
AOPA PilotFebruary 2, 2012

The bill, strongly supported by AOPA and the general aviation community, is now headed for Senate committee. Idaho House Bill 417 passed the house 69-0 Feb. 1, just days after being introduced by the Revenue and Taxation Committee.more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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States to get socked with Medicaid tax under health care law
Salt Lake TribuneFebruary 2, 2012

The law calls for a new tax on health insurers' premium revenue — intended to help pay for expansion of coverage to 32 million uninsured Americans. But the tax will be paid by all insurers, including those that contract with states to provide coverage ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Four plead guilty to dozens of fraud charges
KTVU San FranciscoFebruary 4, 2012

Three women and one man pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to a $20 million crime that involved wire fraud, tax evasion and harboring illegal immigrants, and one of the alleged victims was a relative. Three and a half years after being indicted, ...more »

International Taxation
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Study: Health Law's Tax On Insurers Will Take Bite Out Of Medicaid
Kaiser Health NewsFebruary 1, 2012

The law calls for a new tax on health insurers' premium revenue — intended to help pay for expansion of coverage to 32 million uninsured Americans. But the tax will be paid by all insurers, including those that contract with states to provide coverage ...more »

Tax Planning
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Top 5 Annapolis Stories: A New Building, Gas Tax
Patch.comFebruary 5, 2012

1. Associated Press Credit Associated Press Last week Patch told you about a potential new gas tax from Gov. Martin O'Malley and then sat in on the city's planning commission to hear about redevelopment plans for outer West Street.more »

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