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Northern Ireland report: Statistically the future is Catholic and female
Belfast TelegraphMarch 1, 2012

Both dissident republicans and loyalists who have turned to crime look likely to continue to operate. The dissidents have a far lower capacity than the IRA enjoyed at any point in their campaign but they have no political exit strategy.more »

Opponents question EPA authority in greenhouse gas case
ReutersMarch 1, 2012

Although the judges questioned the standing of the challengers' case, Sentelle and fellow judge David Tatel appeared open to the industry argument that the EPA could have used a different interpretation of the Clean Air Act, rather than having to use ...more »

Tax Law News and Stories

Audit Defence
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Read the Complaints Against the Utility Watchdog
Voice of San DiegoMarch 2, 2012

As we reported Wednesday, two employees have alleged that UCAN has embezzled money, awarded illegal bonuses, set up suspicious bank accounts and failed to properly audit its books. The organization says it has investigated those complaints and found ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Pacquiao may find himself in the same predicament as Mayweather with tax case
Examiner.comMarch 9, 2012

8-division boxing champ Manny Pacquiao may face up to two years in jail under Philippine law for failure to comply in submitting documents to Philippines tax officials investigating his tax returns. This, after a criminal complaint was filed against ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Greig: Dog law fund will be $1.3m in red in 2013, fee increase discussed
Philadelphia Inquirer (blog)March 5, 2012

The fund designed to protect the tens of thousands of dogs in licensed kennels, the hundreds of dogs lost and abandoned statewide, enforce the dog law and reimburse shelters for the partial cost of caring stray dogs will be $1.3 million in the red by ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Former IRS worker Jonas Gayer is money man in Manhattan madam scandal
New York Daily NewsMarch 16, 2012

At left is her lawyer, Peter Gleason. Marc A. Hermann for New York Daily News Jaynie Mae Baker, who has been implicated in the brothel allegedly run by Anna Gristina on the upper East Side, at Manhattan Supreme Court this week.more »

Property Taxes
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Tax Break Worth Thousands to Braintree Soldiers Extended to 2014
Patch.comMarch 2, 2012

By Joseph Markman National Guard and reservists from Braintree serving overseas have saved nearly $37000 on their property taxes since a bill originating here took effect in Massachusetts four years ago. Known as the "Citizen Soldiers" bill, ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Income Tax Ordinance, 2001: Undoing the legacy - I
Business Recorder (blog)March 1, 2012

When the government of General Pervez Musharraf decided to promulgate a new income tax law in 2000, we opposed it strongly. Our main objection was that his regime had no mandate to enact any such law. We stressed upon the rule, "No taxation without ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Charles Finn: Options exist to challenge tax bills
Knoxville News SentinelMarch 5, 2012

The receipt by any taxpayer of a property tax assessment from the County Assessor's Office or a sales and use tax assessment from the Tennessee Department of Revenue can be, at best, a moment of uncertainty. Often misunderstood or unknown are the ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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IRS battling conservatives over tax-exempt status
Boston.comMarch 1, 2012

Most organizations are applying under section 501 (c) (4) of the federal tax code, which grants tax-exempt status to certain groups as long as they are not primarily involved in activity that could influence an election, a determination that is up to ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Grand jury indicts former Maine selectwoman for extortion, tax evasion ...
The RepublicMarch 1, 2012

She was also indicted on charges of making false statement to obtain worker's compensation benefits. In addition, Carole and Marshall Swan are charged with filing false federal income tax returns from 2007 through 2011.more »

International Taxation
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Florida's Maritime Tax Law Has National Import
StaugnewsMarch 3, 2012

by Ernest | Print the article | With ten times more collected in sales tax revenue after including maritime provisions in 2010, Florida's maritime tax law is proving its worth. As the national debate ebbs and flows over whether cutting taxes will spur ...more »

Tax Planning
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How to plan for expiring tax provisions in an election year
Smart Business NetworkMarch 1, 2012

‚ÄúDiscuss your plans with your tax adviser and look at the tax implications in light of the expected changes. This will require more time, energy and communication than in the past with respect to tax planning for 2012 and beyond.more »

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