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'Business Connection' features Title Boxing Club
Chicago Sun-TimesFebruary 1, 2012

The Naperville location is one of 19 franchises across the country. TITLE Boxing Club specializes in boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts. Pete Gilfillan came on set to promote his business FranChoice. Want to start your own franchise but don't ...more »

'Misleadingly exaggerated': Rachel Weisz advert banned after L'Oreal admits to ...
Daily MailFebruary 1, 2012

The British actress is not the first renowned beauty to have her image digitally enhanced to give a false impression of the benefits of using popular beauty products. An advertisement for an Olay anti-aging product featuring Twiggy was banned in 2009.more »

Tax Law News and Stories

Audit Defence
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9 Documents That Help You Reap Real Estate Tax Breaks
Business InsiderFebruary 1, 2012

Tara-Nicholle Nelson is a real estate broker, attorney, syndicated columnist and author of two critically acclaimed books on real estate. Technically speaking, April 15th is tax day. But for Americans who expect a refund - including many homeowners who ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Feds targeting tax return fraud
Gainesville TimesFebruary 6, 2012

In all, there were 939 criminal charges filed and 69 indictments. "IRS auditors and investigators conducted extensive compliance visits to money service businesses in nine locations across the country, including Georgia," said Green.more »

Business Audit Defence
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Insurance company sues Michael A. Eddings in real estate fallout
Columbus Ledger-EnquirerFebruary 5, 2012

“No one at the Law Office of Michael A. Eddings was aware of my actions,” she said in a handwritten statement dated Oct. 27. “I completely violated the trust of this law firm.” The statement, filed recently in US District Court, is part of a new ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Rajat Gupta, JC Flowers, Muni Bonds, Full Tilt Poker: Compliance
BloombergFebruary 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 »

Property Taxes
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Cities can spend redevelopment money on housing
CBS NewsFebruary 1, 2012

That decision was upheld by the state Supreme Court, which found the Legislature had the authority to end the agencies and use their property tax money for schools, law enforcement and other local services. Doing so will save the money in the general ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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PRC Tax Forms for Conducting Business in China
TopTenWholesale NewsFebruary 1, 2012

by Jessica Wang | January 31, 2012 7:41 PM PST Last week, we gave you an Introduction to Investing in China. In this article, we'd like to cover the PRC tax forms required when conducting business in China. Various types of business operations exist in ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Deal makes state forgo $22 million in Amazon taxes
Chattanooga Times Free PressFebruary 1, 2012

... introduced at Haslam's behest, does not mention the Internet retail giant by name, but observes that "one taxpayer will meet the criteria specified in this bill exempting such taxpayer from collecting and remitting sales and use tax.more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Turning the 'Buffett Rule' Into Law
New York TimesFebruary 1, 2012

It would operate like the alternative minimum tax, superseding all brackets and the lower rates for investment income, though it would preserve the incentive for charitable donations. Those taxpayers who earn most of their high incomes from salaries ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Contractor Gets Prison for Tax Evasion
LoanSafeFebruary 10, 2012

by Alex Ferreras on February 10, 2012 in Latest Financial News (Source: Gary L. Wright The Charlotte Observer, NC) – Charlotte businessman Ricky Dean Hardee was sentenced Wednesday to 21 months in prison for tax evasion in connection with a scheme to ...more »

International Taxation
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Will IRS Get Fat Off FATCA?
ForbesFebruary 1, 2012

The IRS, Treasury Department, and Congress are sticking to their guns about implementing the dreaded law. They appear to have high expectations–Just think of all of that tax information! A Treasury official says the US hopes agreements with other ...more »

Tax Planning
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NAPW Baltimore Local Chapter Announced: 'NEW YEAR, NEW PLANS' at their Recent ...
PR Web (press release)February 1, 2012

Linda Mathieu is a licensed Certified Public Accountant, working in the field of retirement planning for over thirty years. Linda designs and administers retirement plans helping her clients avoid tax liabilities. Linda is also a representative for ...more »

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