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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 »

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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Washington accountant sentenced to prison for 'crusade' against IRS
Seattle Post IntelligencerFebruary 2, 2012

COM STAFF The home of purported member of the Washington sovereign citizen movement Timothy Garrison, which was raided by the IRS and other law enforcement in June 2011. UPDATE: Having pleaded guilty to tax fraud, Mount Vernon accountant Timothy ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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2 New Tax Bills Target Tax Breaks, Reporting Requirements
Business Finance MagazineFebruary 10, 2012

by Karen M. Kroll Two bills that were introduced within the past few weeks take on tax breaks and tax reporting. The CUT Loopholes Act (CUT being the acronym for Cut Unjustified Tax), or S. 2075, was introduced by Senators Carl Levin (D-Mich.) ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Olympic View Water District Passes State Audit for the Eighth Time in a Row
Patch.comFebruary 1, 2012

31, 2010, also found that Olympic View complied with state laws and regulations, as well as its own policies and procedures, in the areas that the state audit examined. Areas examined were low-income rate deductions; account adjustments; ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Thompson & Knight Names Emily Parker as Managing Partner
Sacramento BeeFebruary 1, 2012

From 2002 to 2004, Parker was Deputy Chief Counsel and later Acting Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service, where she was ultimately responsible for all legal matters within the IRS and leadership of the agency's more than 1500 attorneys.more »

Property Taxes
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Cleveland Councilman Suggests Property Tax Increase For Education Funding ...
The ChattanooganFebruary 7, 2012

Cleveland City Councilman Bill Estes addressed the Bradley County Commission during a voting session Monday night to propose a "Plan B" for education funding - a penny property tax rise rather than a new wheel tax. Recently, the commission proposed the ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Free income tax available
St. Augustine RecordFebruary 1, 2012

Income tax help for individuals will again be available from AARP through their TAX-AIDE service. As in the past the income tax service is free of charge and is available to taxpayers of all ages. Membership in AARP is not required.more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Pa. expects $40 million from tax on Internet retailers
Chambersburg Public OpinionFebruary 14, 2012

HARRISBURG -- The Corbett administration anticipates an additional $40 million in sales and use tax revenue for the fiscal 2012 budget will come from Internet transactions. Budget Secretary Charles Zogby said the budget office's estimates are ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Mitsubishi Electric Reports Tax Costs Following Revised Corporate Tax Law
MarketWatch (press release)February 2, 2012

Deferred tax assets and liabilities for the first 9 months of fiscal 2012 have been re-evaluated for the reduction of corporate tax rates to be effective as of April 2012, which follows the promulgation in December 2011 of the "Act for Partial Revision ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Harry Redknapp tax evasion trial: Day 8 LIVE - Spurs boss to give evidence today
MirrorFootball.co.ukFebruary 1, 2012

Harry Redknapp is expected to give evidence today at his tax evasion trial. The Tottenham manager will give his version of events to a jury after being accused of taking £189000 bungs in a Monaco offshore account. Jurors have been told how the ...more »

International Taxation
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Find Out: Thirteen silly tax provisions
Moneycontrol.comFebruary 1, 2012

In spite of the fact that year after year the Government is trying to simplify and rationalize the Income-tax Law but still there are innumerable provisions in the Income-tax Act which make them appear silly by a large number of tax paying public of ...more »

Tax Planning
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Bill advances to close Amazon sales tax loophole
Richmond Times DispatchFebruary 7, 2012

Credit: AP Amazon announced in December it plans to build the distribution centers in Chesterfield and Dinwiddie counties. Legislation requiring Amazon.com Inc. to collect and remit sales taxes in Virginia easily passed a Senate committee this morning ...more »

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