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Southaven investigation halts city business
WMC-TVFebruary 1, 2012

SOUTHAVEN, MS- (WMC-TV) – After saying he would not step down, Southaven Mayor Gregg Davis was at work Tuesday while the investigation into his spending has put all city business on hold. When state and federal law enforcement agencies honed in on ...more »

Cleared Broward cigarette smuggling defendant: 'My life has been turned upside ...
Sun-SentinelFebruary 1, 2012

One day after his uncommon victory, Marrero said he believes the US attorney's office and Immigration and Customs Enforcement tried to railroad him. "How the government assumed that I was a co-conspirator is beyond me," Marrero, 48, of Davie, ...more »

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Audit Defence
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Beware of IRS tax refund check thefts
NorthFulton.comFebruary 3, 2012

28, a victim in the 3200 block of Sweetwater Drive called authorities to report a check fraud in the amount of $1542. "She received a notice from the Internal Revenue Service stating the check had been cashed," a deputy said. The check's signature was ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Rajat Gupta, JC Flowers, Muni Bonds, Full Tilt Poker: Compliance
BusinessWeekFebruary 1, 2012

The government also said yesterday that the insider-trading conspiracy continued beyond when Gutpa's lawyer has said his client's friendship with Rajaratnam deteriorated. Gupta still faces the same charges, five counts of securities fraud and one count ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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A watchdog group called Monday for an audit of campaign spending by Rep.- 11:44 pm
Cherry Hill Courier PostFebruary 7, 2012

Watchdog group seeks audit of Rep. Rob Andrews' spending 'All personal aspects of any expenditures or activities have always been paid in full from our family's personal funds,' says Rep. Rob Andrews. / Courier-Post file A watchdog group called Monday ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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The Advantages and Risks of Gingrich's Tax Strategy
New York TimesFebruary 3, 2012

Tom Nichols, a lawyer and a certified public accountant at Meissner, Tierney, Fisher & Nichols in Milwaukee, estimated that the tax would have been $54527 to $59485. None of the dozen accountants or tax lawyers I spoke to offered a second opinion on ...more »

Property Taxes
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Big drop in Reno-Sparks casino property tax values points to need for a new ...
Reno Gazette-JournalFebruary 18, 2012

David B. Parker/RGJ file • Any business can ask that its tax value be determined by its income, according to Nevada property tax law. Residential properties and businesses are normally valued on their replacement costs after depreciation plus the ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Indiana University law, business students providing free tax assistance to low ...
The RepublicFebruary 1, 2012

AP BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana University law and business school students are providing free tax assistance to low-income, elderly and disabled residents. The students are participating in the Internal Revenue Service's Volunteer Income Tax ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Transactional Tax Specialist Jeffrey Cohen Joins Avalara as VP of Compliance
PR Web (press release)February 1, 2012

He has a BS in Accounting and Masters of Tax from the University of Alabama. Avalara is the leader and visionary in sales tax automation for small to mid-sized businesses. It simplifies the complexity associated with sales and use tax and – in the ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Online retailers hoping Congress acts as PA delays enforcement of sales tax law
Delaware County Daily TimesFebruary 3, 2012

The clarification in the Pennsylvania tax law has spooked several advertisers into terminating their agreements with Pennsylvania publishers in December. As retailers adjust to the newly interpreted tax law, state residents must track the 6 percent ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Would You Cheat on Your Taxes?
Motley FoolFebruary 2, 2012

By Morgan Housel | More Articles Last week, I cited IRS data and noted that tax evasion has likely added somewhere between $3 trillion and $5 trillion to the national debt over the last decade -- more than the Bush tax cuts, the wars in Iraq and ...more »

International Taxation
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Nation's Highest Gas Tax Coming To Michigan?
Michigan Capitol ConfidentialFebruary 2, 2012

2, 2012 Michigan could potentially have the nation's highest gas tax if Gov. Rick Snyder's proposal to replace the state motor fuel tax with a higher wholesale tax becomes law. As of Jan. 1, motorists here pay 57.8 cents per gallon worth of state and ...more »

Tax Planning
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How Do I Find a Good Tax Professional?
LifehackerFebruary 2, 2012

A benefit of going with a CPA is these financial pros may be able to help you with other financial situations like estate planning or financial planning in addition to doing your taxes. Enrolled agent or EA is a tax professional licensed by the IRS ...more »


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