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Mandaric: tax charges are an insult to my family
The IndependentFebruary 1, 2012

The former Portsmouth chairman Milan Mandaric claimed that the tax evasion charges against him were an "insult" after 12 years in England in which he has rescued Portsmouth, Leicester City and Sheffield Wednesday from the brink of bankruptcy, ...more »

College students provide free help filing income tax returns in Springfield
KSPRFebruary 1, 2012

Students at both Drury University and Missouri State University will offer free income tax preparation this winter and spring. Here is the information for both. Students will provide free tax preparation through an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ...more »

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Audit Defence
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Your money: Last-minute tax tips
Milwaukee Journal SentinelFebruary 1, 2012

An ounce of prevention will go a long way toward helping avoid an IRS audit. Get help. Don't have time to figure out all the ongoing changes to tax regulations? Don't have the interest? Then get the help of a professional tax preparer immediately after ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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National crackdown on identity theft
Salt Lake TribuneFebruary 1, 2012

β€œThe Justice Department is working closely with the IRS to investigate, prosecute and punish tax refund crimes committed through the theft of identities,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General John A. DiCicco of the Tax Division.more »

Business Audit Defence
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Haley signs bill on inspector general
Aiken StandardFebruary 3, 2012

A new law expands the authority of the inspector general, allowing the office to investigate all agencies, not just the 16 in the Cabinet, and provides subpoena power. The Legislative Audit Council performs similar work, but it can handle a limited ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Sheriff candidate has law enforcement experience
Coeur d'Alene PressFebruary 6, 2012

As a private attorney, he specializes in Internal Revenue Service tax law, often contracting as an educator for IRS agents and lawyers. His senate campaign called for eliminating the income tax in Idaho, a tax he called "misunderstood" and overreaching ...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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A 'Refundable' Tax Credit That Many Overlook
TIMEFebruary 1, 2012

By Dan Kadlec | @dankadlec | February 1, 2012 | + Americans will miss out on millions of refund dollars this tax season, as they do every year, simply because they fail to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit. This credit has been around since 1975, ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Avalara OEM Partnerships Increase a Record 41% in 2011 Sales Tax Leader ...
PR Web (press release)February 3, 2012

Avalara is the leader and visionary in sales tax automation for businesses of all sizes. It simplifies the complexity associated with sales and use tax and – in the process – makes compliance achievable by all. Avalara partners with more than 145 of ...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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Tide Turning In Italian Tax Evasion Fight
Tax-news.comFebruary 2, 2012

Official action against tax evasion in Italy has, since the arrival of the Monti government, become ever more evident. However, while there have been high-profile raids in Rome, Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo on suspected service sector companies that ...more »

International Taxation
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NY legislators cite tax-records privacy concerns
Boston.comFebruary 6, 2012

John DeFrancisco asked about the legality of the authority given by Cuomo's tax department, which has strict privacy rules, to his appointed state inspector general, who has broad investigative power. "I don't know where legal authority comes from," ...more »

Tax Planning
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Overlooked Tax Deductions Could Save You Thousands
OzarksFirst.comFebruary 3, 2012

The second is to understand that part of a good tax strategy is timing the income and deductions to take advantage of tax rates that are favorable. Third, tax planning should happen year-round. Everyone gets those W-2s in the mail around the same time ...more »

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