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Medicare program's enrollment up, premiums down
USA TODAYFebruary 1, 2012

That continues a trend for the Medicare Advantage program that counters the negative predictions of opponents of the 2010 health care law, who said enrollment would drop and premiums would rise. "Premiums are down on average, enrollment is up, ...more »

Palike to reclaim Clarence School playground
Deccan HeraldFebruary 1, 2012

The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike will take legal measures to reclaim the Clarence School playground. Commissioner M K Shankaralinge Gowda, while replying to a discussion on the issue in the Council meeting on Tuesday, said the lease of the ground ...more »

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Audit Defence
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DPS teacher and former accountant indicted on money laundering and program ...
Detroit Free PressFebruary 1, 2012

The case was investigated by numerous federal agencies, including the FBI, IRS, and the Department of Education. The DPS Office of Inspector General “developed and investigated dozens of leads, which led to collaboration with the FBI and US Attorney's...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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How The IRS Is Catching Taxpayers Who Underreport Retirement Income
ForbesFebruary 7, 2012

Lots of folks are getting it wrong, the IRS is ferreting them out, and more could be done to make sure everyone is paying up, according to a report, “Opportunities Exist to Identify More Taxpayers Who Underreport Retirement Income,” released today by ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Hand counts of votes may cause errors, says new study
PhysOrg.comFebruary 2, 2012

"Post-Election Auditing: Effects of Election Procedure and Ballot Type on Manual Counting Accuracy, Efficiency and Auditor Satisfaction and Confidence," will appear in an upcoming issue of the Election Law Journal. In the study, participants simulated ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Ex-South Florida politician to plead guilty to tax charges in federal ...
MiamiHerald.comFebruary 7, 2012

The reason: So that Dawson, a Democrat, would not oppose legislation supporting the medical profession. In July, a Miami federal grand jury charged Dawson with failing to pay income taxes of $11889 on $92324 in income for 2004 and $12966 on $102896 in ...more »

Property Taxes
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Providence mayor warns of possible bankruptcy
BusinessWeekFebruary 2, 2012

He supports another bill under which the city could collect property taxes on buildings owned by the nonprofits that are used for purposes unrelated to education or health care. The city's budget is $614 million for the current fiscal year, ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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KeyBank Offers Super Refund Saturday: Free Income Tax Return Service in 16 Cities
Sacramento BeeFebruary 1, 2012

The EITC was originally enacted in 1975 and has been enhanced several times, most recently through the 2010 Tax Relief and Job Creation Act. Getting the EITC does not reduce any other government assistance, but people must file an income tax return to ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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KPMG Acquires Thomson Reuters' US Indirect Tax Managed Services Business
Accounting TodayFebruary 2, 2012

The sale includes Thomson Reuters' Sales & Use Tax compliance operations, the Managed Tax Services operations (formerly known under the Sabrix brand), Business License Management, Telcom Tax Rating, TCS, Exemption Certificate Management, ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Tenn. lawmakers discuss bills to reduce sales tax
CBS NewsFebruary 1, 2012

The Republican sponsor of a proposal to reduce the sales tax on groceries in Tennessee said Wednesday he's open to working with Democrats who have a similar measure if it would help the legislation's passage. The bill by Rep. Glenn Casada of Franklin ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Tottenham manager Redknapp cleared of tax evasion
Boston.comFebruary 9, 2012

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp was cleared of tax evasion on Wednesday, a 12-0 victory via a British jury that removes a key barrier to his becoming the next coach of England's national team. The jury of eight men and four women unanimously accepted ...more »

International Taxation
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SEC's Owner Threshold, MF Global Hearing, Tax Plan: Compliance
BusinessWeekFebruary 2, 2012

Though the committee also considered advising the SEC to consider allowing crowdfunding -- the soliciting and pooling of small investments, often online -- it postponed that vote because of concerns about limiting possible fraud.more »

Tax Planning
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H&R Block Client Has Tax Return Stolen From Card
WTAE PittsburghFebruary 3, 2012

Adam Riberich said he had been planning to use his tax return on his 2-year-old daughter and to fix up his truck, but when he went to spend the money, it was gone. "I was planning on using this money to fix my truck up and get stuff for my daughter ...more »


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