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Redmond Police Blotter: Business Theft, Stolen Vehicle Recovered
Patch.comJune 1, 2012

NE: Redmond Police responded to a reported recovery of a stolen automobile. 11:37 am, 5300 block of 159th Place NE: Police investigated a report of identity theft. 1:41 pm, 10400 block of Willows Road: Redmond Police responded to a reported theft at a ...more »

Builders sue DC and claim first source laws kill jobs
Washington ExaminerJune 1, 2012

So it surprised me to hear Tucker take whacks at the District's "First Source" laws and regulations. One would think Tucker would be very high on laws that require construction companies to give preference to District residents, at jobs that might be ...more »

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Audit Defence
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Native Americans: IRS may tax tribal members social, cultural ...
Washington PostJune 14, 2012

WASHINGTON — John Yellowbird Steele, chief of the Ogalala Sioux Tribe, said the Internal Revenue Service is failing to recognize tribal sovereignty by trying to ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Lauryn Hill Charged With Failing to File Tax Returns
BloombergJune 7, 2012

Lauryn Hill Charged With Failing to File Tax Returns ... “Ms. Hill has been fully cooperating with the IRS's investigation for a number of years,” her ... as Merkel Faces G-20 Pressure · Dimon Tells Congress JPM Complied With Disclosure Rules ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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State Open Records Laws: Access Rules Vary By State
Huffington PostJune 1, 2012

Now, the Board can investigate complaints and bring them to court on citizens' behalf. It all sounds good — except for the fine print. Tacked on to the bill is an amendment that exempts “tentative, preliminary, draft, speculative, or research material ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Longtime Tax Division Lawyer Joins Miller & Chevalier
Main JusticeJune 4, 2012

He previously worked as a trial attorney in the Western Criminal Enforcement Section of the division. In 2009, he received the department's John Marshall Award, the highest honor for a department trial attorney. He's also been awarded the IRS...more »

Property Taxes
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Kris Humphries v. Kim Kardashian: LaLa Land Lawsuit?
ForbesJune 3, 2012

Whether a marriage ends in divorce or in annulment has important legal ramifications. Annulment assumes the marriage was void from the start. Surprisingly, though, the tax law treats them the same, regarding an annulment as a divorce.more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Reduce: Without cutting costs, how will next year's tax refunds be paid?
Pacific Daily NewsJune 3, 2012

For years, elected officials have knowingly and routinely broken the law by spending money meant to pay tax refunds on other areas. The Trust Fund Act of 2002 requires the local government to place a set percentage of all income tax paid in a trust ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Mo. revenues ahead of projections, up 3.4%
KFVSJune 5, 2012

Sales and use tax collections were up 4.7% through May. Individual income tax collections were 3.4% through the first 11 months of the fiscal year. The state's bottom line also was helped by the fact that it has paid out fewer tax refunds than last ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Strike health insurance tax
Salt Lake TribuneJune 2, 2012

However, for all of the rhetoric we have heard on the importance of the small business community, a tax law threatens the future of hundreds of thousands of small businesses and jobs, and needs to be repealed. This Health Insurance Tax, or HIT, ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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U.S. prosecutor in Swiss tax probe to exit
The RepublicJune 1, 2012

Kevin Downing, 46, who for several years has led the department's criminal probe of the Swiss banking industry, will leave effective June 4 to become a partner at a major law firm, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday.more »

International Taxation
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Is the GOP tax reform strategy a fiscal trap?
Christian Science MonitorJune 2, 2012

Dave Camp discuss tax and entitlement reform during a forum held at Utah Valley University. I recently blogged on Doug Holtz-Eakin's four-step framework for tax reform. His roadmap—first agree on a progressive tax code, a top rate, and the total ...more »

Tax Planning
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Flat budget in Clemson means no new taxes for city residents
Anderson Independent MailJune 9, 2012

The Clemson City Council plans to take its first vote Monday on the proposed fiscal year 2012-13 budget. “I think this is a pivotal year based on the markets going up and down,” Cook said. “It's been iffy so far; people are optimistic, but then they ...more »

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