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Undercover Crack Cocaine Investigation Results in Nine Arrests
KBTXFebruary 1, 2012

Investigators believe it's been a problem for a long time, the selling of crack cocaine in Robertson County. A final arrest today wrapped up a 10 month-long federal investigation into drug dealing there. In a News 3, exclusive, we go to Calvert to find ...more »

History Paved Over?
MyrtleBeachOnline.comFebruary 1, 2012

South Carolina has archaeological sites that stretch back up to 12000 years, said Elizabeth Johnson, deputy State Historic Preservation Officer. The coast in particular, as the first place Europeans settled, is rich in sites of historic significance.more »

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Audit Defence
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Council Member: Arriola Refused Offer To Clear Up Tax Questions
NewsChannel5.comFebruary 3, 2012

"When the government couldn't get Al Capone on any of the other actions, the IRS got him," said councilman Charlie Tygard. Tygard was talking about all the cash that Davidson County Clerk John Arriola pocketed for weddings he performed on taxpayer time ...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 »

Business Audit Defence
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Pressure mounting for Lion Air audit
Jakarta PostFebruary 6, 2012

“The regulator needs to audit the management of Lion Air in order to find the gaps in the management and fix them immediately,” professor of aviation law from Tarumanegara University Kemis Martono said on Sunday. He applauded the collaboration between ...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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Presidents Plaza developers land U.S. Bank backing
Rapid City JournalFebruary 2, 2012

Hani Shafai and Pat Hall, the partners in Presidents Plaza LLC, shared a letter of intent from the bank with the Legal & Finance Committee on Wednesday. The city had given the development team until the end of January to provide proof of private ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Taxes Are Forever (but tax laws may well be changing)
BankInvestmentConsultant.comFebruary 1, 2012

In addition, a 3.8% surtax on investment income in excess of $200000 will take effect in 2013. For clients with substantial investment income, the effects will feel Draconian. Worst-case scenario: The marginal tax rate on qualified dividends-those paid ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Clorox Reports Strong Sales and EPS Growth in Q2; Updates Outlook for Fiscal ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)February 3, 2012

... risks relating to acquisitions, mergers and divestitures, and the costs associated therewith; risks inherent in maintaining an effective system of internal controls, including the potential impact of acquisitions or the use of third-party service ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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What is a 'value-added tax' and what can it mean for the economy?
Christian Science MonitorFebruary 1, 2012

A well-designed Value-Added Tax, a national consumption levy that would tax household purchases of all goods and services, could simplify the tax code for most households and finance significant reductions in corporate and individual income tax rates ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Swiss bank Julius Baer cautious about outcome of US tax evasion probe but ...
CanadianBusiness.comFebruary 6, 2012

The Julius Baer Group has cautioned investors that the outcome of a US probe into whether it helped American clients cheat on their taxes is uncertain. (AP Photo/Keystone, Steffen Schmidt) GENEVA - Swiss bank Julius Baer Group said Monday that it may ...more »

International Taxation
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Determining your filing status for taxes
Tulsa WorldFebruary 3, 2012

You are the "man of the house" but the Federal Tax Code and the Internal Revenue Service are very specific on what "head of household" means, legally, said agency spokesman David Stell. Head of Household: This term "generally applies to taxpayers who ...more »

Tax Planning
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James Contini: Asset protection, planning grows in importance for mineral rights
New Philadelphia Times ReporterFebruary 5, 2012

By James Contini Developing an estate with an asset protection plan for mineral rights has become a very hot topic for area residents as an oil and natural gas exploration boom develops in the Tuscarawas Valley region. If you own unleased mineral ...more »


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