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VietNamNet BridgeJanuary 1, 2012

The Government issued Decree No 120/2011/ND-CP on December 16, amending administrative procedures in a number of decrees issued pursuant to the 2005 Commercial Law. The decree eliminates the requirement that domestic franchises (or domestic franchises ...more »

How did Stanford's Andrew Luck become the poster boy for college football?
NewsOK.comJanuary 1, 2012

But I think he trusts me and all my siblings to make the right decisions.” Oliver, now the athletic director at West Virginia, coached his oldest son in Pop Warner football but never beyond sixth grade. Once Andrew was playing for school teams, ...more »

Tax Law News and Stories

Audit Defence
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IRS Wage Garnishment Could Definitely Be Avoided
Litchfield Independent ReviewJanuary 13, 2012

Procrastination cаn be paralyzing, аnd it can bе detrimental tо your оverаll financial well beіng - еѕpeciаlly if you have unfiled returns or owe thе IRS back taxes, which exposes you to IRS audits, liens, wage garnishments, penalties, fines and even ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Suing Your Employer For Taking Out Taxes!
ForbesJanuary 3, 2012

Thomas Gust, a US Airways employee, sued claiming US Airways should have known his wages were exempt from garnishment and that the IRS Notice was invalid. Nope, said the court, US Airways didn't even have standing to challenge the levy. ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Economy, government shakeup, bath salts lead local news in 2011
Mansfield News JournalJanuary 1, 2012

The planning commission -- facing something that seemed very unlike the average construction project -- tabled acting on the site plan. Attorney Jon Burton, representing the Texas company, notified the city the Ohio Department of Natural Resources had ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Tax Gift To The Rich
NJ TODAYJanuary 2, 2012

“If the deal goes bust: no money,” Cantor said, defending the carried interest tax break in September. “If the deal is successful there is a return [and] you pay the capital income tax. That is fundamental tax law in partnership tax law in this country ...more »

Property Taxes
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MILLIONS AT STAKE IN TAX APPEALS
DesMoinesRegister.comJanuary 6, 2012

Jacqueline Rypma, who was an administrative law judge before she was appointed to the board in 2007. She is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association, the Iowa Association of Administrative Law Judges and the National Association of Administrative Law ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Troika warns welfare cuts and income tax rises look unavoidable
Irish TimesJanuary 3, 2012

However, while the Government has promised no changes to income tax rates, bands or credits, IMF staff concluded that broadening the tax bases “will likely need to encompass tax bands and credits”. Minister of State for Finance Brian Hayes said ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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New year, new pocketbook pain for Southlanders
Chicago Sun-TimesJanuary 2, 2012

A Cook County resident buying a new car will pay a quarter of a percent more, as the county use tax increased from .75 percent to 1 percent. On a $20000 vehicle, that's an extra $50. Beginning in March, Cook County will levy a new use tax on nonretail ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Tax Benefits
Radiance ViewsweeklyJanuary 2, 2012

It was expected that the new legislation shall improve upon the Act already existing so that compliance may become easier for and attractive to income tax assesses. It is an established fact that easy tax laws attract better compliance. ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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US Treasury Takes Aim at Large Banks
MarketWatch (press release)January 2, 2012

NEW YORK, NY, Jan 02, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- As the new year begins, Major Banks are bracing for new US regulations aimed at reducing tax evasion, which could affect hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of deposits worldwide. ...more »

International Taxation
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New year brings new taxes, laws to Va., Md.
Washington ExaminerJanuary 1, 2012

After the ball dropped at midnight Sunday, Montgomery County residents were greeted by the state's first bag tax and face the likelihood of higher energy taxes as well. Critics of the county's 5-cent tax on paper and plastic bags in the wealthy ...more »

Tax Planning
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Health savings account offers many advantages
Chicago TribuneJanuary 13, 2012

Check out irs.gov, then search for "Health Savings Accounts" for detailed rules about the tax deductibility of contributions. Balance the long and short term. If you're planning to save most or all of your contributions to cover retirement health care ...more »

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