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SPORTCHECK: Not properly enforced!
New Straits TimesFebruary 1, 2012

"Not just athletes, but officials who are investigated and found guilty of supplying or administering the drugs can also face bans from their sports," Dr Jegathesan clarified. "To legislate a law, it would mean we are taking it a step further.more »

Supreme Court order a signal to stop misuse of sanction power
Daily MailFebruary 1, 2012

By Mail Today Reporter There seems no end to the embarrassment that the United Progressive Alliance government has had to face on account of the 2G spectrum scam. The Supreme Court's order of Tuesday stating that Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy ...more »

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Business Audit Defence
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Bartlett wants forensic audit of alleged election irrgularities
Jamaica ObserverFebruary 2, 2012

Stewart, who is also alarmed over what he felt were blatant irregularities in polling division 50, has advised his team of attorneys-at-law, including Clayton Morgan, to take the matter to the Supreme Court for a solution. However, Morgan says he is ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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trial for 'Ax the Tax' founder begins
WKMG OrlandoFebruary 6, 2012

The government hopes to call a key witness, a woman who prepared Guetzloe's taxes in the early 2000s, who said she warned him the IRS could audit him. Also watching is the lawyer for the client who was slandered by Guetzloe on his radio show who won a ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Find Out: Thirteen silly tax provisions
Moneycontrol.comFebruary 1, 2012

In spite of the fact that year after year the Government is trying to simplify and rationalize the Income-tax Law but still there are innumerable provisions in the Income-tax Act which make them appear silly by a large number of tax paying public of ...more »

Property Taxes
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Homestead exemptions reduce property tax bills
Liberty VindicatorFebruary 1, 2012

Homeowners can reduce their property tax bills in 2012 by taking advantage of homestead exemptions offered by counties, cities, school districts and other local taxing units. To apply for an exemption on your residence homestead, contact the Liberty ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Pennsylvania residents must now track, pay sales tax on online purchases
Patriot-NewsFebruary 1, 2012

This year's tax form includes a special line — line 25 — requiring citizens to pay “use tax” on items they purchased over the Internet for which no sales tax was charged. The Corbett administration didn't announce it would be aggressively collecting ...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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Swiss Bank Wegelin Charged in US With Aiding Tax Evasion
BusinessWeekFebruary 8, 2012

2 (Bloomberg) -- Wegelin & Co., the 270-year-old Swiss private bank, was indicted in New York today on federal charges that it helped Americans evade taxes. The indictment follows charges filed Jan. 3 against three Wegelin bankers accused of conspiring ...more »

International Taxation
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CBO Projects $1.1 Trillion U.S. Budget Deficit for 2012 if Laws Don't Change
AdvisorOneFebruary 1, 2012

Under this scenario, policies are assumed to continue in effect even though, by law, they are scheduled to change. Democrats and Republicans have been warring over issues such as expiring tax provisions, Medicare payment rates and automatic spending ...more »

Tax Planning
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Sunday Dialogue: Time for Tax Reform?
New York TimesFebruary 4, 2012

One step would be to return to the Reagan days and once again tax capital gains and ordinary income at the same rate. STEVEN M. ROSENTHAL Washington, Jan. 31, 2012 The writer, a tax lawyer, is a visiting fellow at the Tax Policy Center of the Urban ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Deutsche Boerse-NYSE, Gupta, Muni Bonds: Compliance
BusinessWeekFebruary 1, 2012

The stolen numbers are used to file false tax returns for refunds, he said. In the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, the IRS stopped 260000 fraudulent returns related to identity theft, protecting $1.4 billion in refunds, Miller said.more »

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