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SC Treasurer Sounds Alarm About State Investments
News Channel 7February 1, 2012

He says the legislature doesn't need to pass any new laws regarding the state's investments; the current laws just need to be enforced. So who enforces those laws? "In some cases it's the treasurer; some cases the Budget and Control Board; ...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 »

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Audit Defence
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Better Business Bureau offers tax tips
Milford Daily NewsFebruary 16, 2012

By Staff reports Taxpayers should do some homework before selecting tax preparation help, the Better Business Bureau warns. According to Internal Revenue Service rules, taxpayers are legally responsible for what's on their tax return even if it is ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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IRS's Sweeping Guidance on FATCA Reporting Wins Practitioner Praise
Bloomberg BNAFebruary 9, 2012

Banks in foreign jurisdictions and the United States get sweeping guidance on the next major phase of implementation of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, in nearly 400 pages of eagerly-awaited rules (REG-121647-10) that practitioners say show ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Audit will show fate of village
The ReviewFebruary 1, 2012

Fiscal Officer David Slagel said Monday the results of an audit in progress should be available in about two months. State auditors arrived Monday morning around 10 am to begin examining the village's financial records. Smith said Tuesday they started ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Rocket Lawyer Survey Reveals Top Issues for Small Businesses Are Legal and ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 1, 2012

As SMBs enter into new business contracts, hire new employees, and upgrade to new office spaces, entrepreneurs face a wider range of legal issues, like signing contracts, staying compliant with HR laws, and signing commercial leases.more »

Property Taxes
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International Tax Specialist, Demetri Yatrakis, Joins WeiserMazars LLP's Real ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 2, 2012

In addition, Mr. Yatrakis has extensive experience advising investors on issues related to inbound and real estate investments, including the application of the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act ("FIRPTA") and of the US withholding rules.more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Income Tax Dept: Rs 100cr found on liquor baron Ponty Chaddha's premises
Times of IndiaFebruary 3, 2012

LUCKNOW: Income Tax sleuths on Wednesday raided 23 premises of liquor baron Ponty Chaddha and his business associates, and claimed they had recovered approximately Rs 200 crore in cash. The very timing of the raids - just before the UP Polls has set ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Amazon to SC customers: Don't forget sales tax
Greenville NewsFebruary 1, 2012

We're working on the following obituaries for Thursday morning's newspaper: Louise Francis Howard of Greenville (Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown); Joe A. Ivester of Greenville (Robinson Funeral Home); Earnest J. Sloan Jr. of Simpsonville (Watkins, ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Senate to take up its oil tax proposals
Kenai Peninsula OnlineFebruary 5, 2012

Senate and House leaders have asked for a legal opinion on what constitutes “substantially similar,” which is the standard required by law. On oil taxes, Wagoner said an existing tax bill, Senate Bill 85, will be changed to include the new language ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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U.S. Authorities Seeking Tax Evaders Not Swiss Banks, Blick Says
BloombergFebruary 5, 2012

US authorities are seeking American tax evaders, not Swiss banks, and an indictment for aiding tax evasion wouldn't have forced Wegelin & Co. to sell Notenstein Privatbank AG, Blick am Sonntag reported, citing Donald Beyer, the US envoy to Switzerland.more »

International Taxation
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The Problem That the Buffett Rule Won't Fix: Michael Kinsley
San Francisco ChronicleFebruary 3, 2012

Nevertheless, there are problems with the Buffett Rule, which would become law under a bill introduced Wednesday in Congress. First, it will affect so few people that it will have no measurable effect on income distribution. Citizens for Tax Justice, ...more »

Tax Planning
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Developer Plans Androy Hotel Apartments
WDIO-TVFebruary 1, 2012

A developer is seeking state tax credits to create dozens of apartments for senior citizens in a historic Superior building. Garrison Community Development, LLC wants to convert the Androy Hotel, 1209 Tower Avenue, into 55 to 60 apartments for low- to ...more »


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