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Health Law Alert: Providers Beware: OIG Alert Highlights FCA Liability Under ...
JD Supra (press release)March 1, 2012

A recent OIG Alert highlights potential False Claims Act (FCA) liability for physicians whose services are billed to Medicare under an independent contractor reassignment. The February 8, 2012, Alert titled, "OIG Alerts Physicians To Exercise Caution ...more »

Public authorities and the Freedom of Information Law
International Law OfficeMarch 1, 2012

The Freedom of Information Law gives members of the public a general right of access to records held by public authorities (other than exempt records). But what is a 'public authority' for these purposes? The answer to this question raises some ...more »

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Audit Defence
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Ex-gas worker gets jail time
Scranton Times-TribuneMarch 16, 2012

Attorney William Peters, representing Mr. Milam, said there was no question his client was involved. KINGSTON - Kingston fire crews rescued a woman from a rear porch roof early Thursday after heavy smoke forced her to flee out a second-floor sun room ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Expert Panelists Dissect & Discuss Impact of Proposed FATCA Regulations on ...
Sacramento BeeMarch 9, 2012

By Bloomberg BNA ARLINGTON, Va., March 9, 2012 -- /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The US Treasury recently released 388 pages detailing new proposed regulations under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act ("FATCA"). The information reporting and ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Audit on ethnicity in State bodies out next week
Capital FM KenyaMarch 1, 2012

The chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Equal Opportunities Mohamed Affey said they wanted to know whether parastatals and tertiary institutions have complied with the law that requires equitable distribution of jobs, according to ethnic ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Lawyer Up
Campus TechnologyMarch 1, 2012

Lawyers identify the six biggest legal issues facing IT today, and how CIOs can avoid a run-in with the law. By Dian Schaffhauser Putting a CIO and a lawyer together in the same room may give you the start of a pretty decent joke, but it could also ...more »

Property Taxes
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Property taxes are the problem
Asbury Park PressMarch 4, 2012

But the only realistic way to provide substantial reductions in the property tax bill is to shift the burden away from property taxes and onto sales and/or income taxes. The most important reason for doing so is that property taxes are regressive.more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Income tax changes eliminate refunds for many Ontario residents
Toronto StarMarch 2, 2012

This will be paid monthly, starting in July, to those who receive relief for energy costs, rent, sales tax and property tax. The government made the move after consulting welfare experts, who said a monthly benefit would provide a steady income flow to ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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California's top 500 tax delinquencies total top half a billion dollars
Central Valley Business TimesMarch 2, 2012

California's top 500 sales and use tax delinquencies add up to $555.7 million – and that's just for the first quarter of 2012, the Board of Equalization says Friday. The list, mandated by state law, encourages those who owe the delinquent taxes to pay ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Limbaugh advertisers head for the exits; tax advice firm, AOL are latest to ...
Washington PostMarch 5, 2012

More of Rush Limbaugh's advertisers say they are dropping his program after the conservative talk show host's derogatory comments about a Georgetown law student. On Monday, AOL Inc. and Tax Resolution Services Co. were the eighth and ninth companies to ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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BIR files tax evasion cases amounting to more than P80M
BusinessWorld Online EditionMarch 1, 2012

CRIMINAL CHARGES were filed yesterday by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) against three individuals for non-declaration of income and failure to pay over P80 million in taxes. During their filing of complaints at the Justice department yesterday, ...more »

International Taxation
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Lawmakers aim for stricter handgun rules
Jacksonville Journal-CourierMarch 2, 2012

State lawmakers appear poised to enact a law that would require a statewide registration for handguns and place a tax on ammunition, despite opposition from gun-rights advocates. "The bottom line is we're talking about a penny on a bullet," said state ...more »

Tax Planning
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Hal Steinbrenner plans to lower Yankees' payroll
USA TODAYMarch 1, 2012

By Mike Stobe, Getty Images Hal Steinbrenner and the Yankees were hit with a $13.9 million luxury tax last season. Under baseball's new labor contract, the luxury tax threshold will be at $189 million after the 2013 season. "Is it a requirement with ...more »

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