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Reportage: Looking to liability
Insurance AgeFebruary 1, 2012

Arguably, what the wide vista of liability reveals is that a broker's learning does not cease with their product knowledge. For Neil Grimshaw, director at Ravenhall Risk Solutions, educating clients on risks and building a long-term partnership is a ...more »

Gyms investigated for unfair contracts
The IndependentFebruary 1, 2012

'The magic of the cup' isn'ta term often used to describe Spain's premier domestic cup competition,... Fears about flooding are rising - but of more pressing concern is the ending of the government agree... They were 27 days into their journey when ...more »

Tax Law News and Stories

Audit Defence
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Tax time proves taxing on wallet
Enid News & EagleFebruary 1, 2012

Of course, when the IRS is the agency conducting the poll, what other answer could you give? What is a bit surprising is the number of people who say you should cheat on your taxes “as much as possible” doubled in 2011, to 8 percent.more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Software Daten Service and Swiss Detecon cooperate concerning FATCA
MarketWatch (press release)February 7, 2012

Based on the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), all banks and financial services providers worldwide are obliged to meet the new and stricter reporting requirements of the American Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as of 2013.more »

Business Audit Defence
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Law Grads Claim Schools Misled
Wall Street JournalFebruary 1, 2012

By JOE PALAZZOLO And JENNIFER SMITH Lawsuits accusing a dozen law schools across the country of fudging post-graduate employment statistics were filed on Wednesday, amid mounting controversy over the high cost of tuition and grim job prospects for ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Loose Lips Daily: Untrustworthy Edition
Washington City Paper (blog)February 2, 2012

Yet another small nonprofit group that received trust funds called the HELP Foundation, while registered with the District and IRS, spent most of its money on staff salaries and a six-figure compensation package for its executive director, IRS records ...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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Free income tax available
St. Augustine RecordFebruary 1, 2012

Income tax help for individuals will again be available from AARP through their TAX-AIDE service. As in the past the income tax service is free of charge and is available to taxpayers of all ages. Membership in AARP is not required.more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Deal makes state forgo $22 million in Amazon taxes
Chattanooga Times Free PressFebruary 1, 2012

... introduced at Haslam's behest, does not mention the Internet retail giant by name, but observes that "one taxpayer will meet the criteria specified in this bill exempting such taxpayer from collecting and remitting sales and use tax.more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Industries in limbo as Congress mulls expired tax breaks (blog)February 2, 2012

29, Senate Finance Committee chairman Max Baucus, D- Mont., made a strong pitch for taking action to revive the tax breaks. He urged his colleagues to revive the research and development tax credit and the tax provision that allows people living in ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Is the UK serious about tackling tax evasion?
Channel 4 NewsFebruary 2, 2012

Taxing civil servants is one thing, but experts tell Channel 4 News that, if it is serious about tackling tax evasion, the UK should look to the US, which is waging "economic war" against Switzerland. It is also in the process of sealing an agreement ...more »

International Taxation
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Tax Extenders Become Regular Fixtures of the Tax Code
Accounting TodayFebruary 3, 2012

In fact, the very fact that they are called “traditional tax extenders” raises questions about their temporary nature and makes it hard to argue that they are not fixtures of the Tax Code, according to Dr. Rosanne Altshuler, professor and chair of the ...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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