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Voters Doubt Police Tax Promises
fox4kc.comMarch 1, 2012

Our goal is to work at problem solving to prevent the crimes from happening, prevent the situations, so that's the whole key to this. Proactive policing is preventing crime from occurring.” If the tax (which is $0.3629 per $100 of assessed valuation) ...more »

Alumni take law into own hands over jobs 'hype'
Times Higher EducationMarch 1, 2012

So unhappy, in fact, that 15 law schools are currently facing lawsuits for fraud, unfair competition and false advertising. Among those being sued are Albany Law School, DePaul University College of Law and New York Law School. "The numbers reported by ...more »

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Audit Defence
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Utility Watchdog Hounded by FBI, Whistleblowers
Voice of San DiegoMarch 1, 2012

The move comes a week after an FBI agent subpoenaed UCAN's internal records and nearly a year after two employees alleged that UCAN had embezzled money, awarded illegal bonuses, set up suspicious bank accounts and failed to properly audit its books.more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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FATCA Rules, Participation Pact Likely 'Well Before' End of 2012
Bloomberg BNAMarch 5, 2012

IRS plans to unveil both final regulations under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act and a draft agreement banks can use to participate “well before the end of 2012,” IRS Chief Counsel Wilkins says. Both Wilkins and Tara Ferris, an attorney in ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Audit process complete, council can get 'back to business'
Times of Fort ErieMarch 1, 2012

On Wednesday, audit reports on the expenses of Ward 1 Coun. Stephen Passero, mayor Doug Martin and mayoral runner-up Ann-Marie Noyes were heard. The committee voted that no infraction was serious enough to see legal action taken against the politicians ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Revisiting a $400 Million Tax Break
New York TimesMarch 10, 2012

According to Fairfax, the IRS has not disputed the consolidation for the company's tax years of 2003 through 2006. The IRS, as is its custom, declined to comment. Michael J. Bowe, a lawyer who represents Fairfax, said: “When all the evidence is ...more »

Property Taxes
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Law enforcement needs rental property database
The Anna Maria IslanderMarch 5, 2012

However, SueLynn said, not being on the database may help identify property owners who are avoiding the 5 percent Manatee County resort tax on rentals of six months or less. She said she talked with officials in resort tax collections at the Manatee ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Granville income tax increase might be one-time deal
The Newark AdvocateMarch 1, 2012

Village Finance Director Carie Kraner considers the village's gangbusters income tax receipts in 2011 a "pleasant surprise." Don't count on it in future years, she warns. Receipts from the village's 1.5 percent income tax rose 10.9 percent in 2011 to ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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IRS Tax Tips: Early Distribution and Capital Gains
Patch.comMarch 1, 2012

Here are 10 facts from the IRS about the tax implications of an early distribution from your retirement plan. Payments you receive from your Individual Retirement Arrangement before you reach age 59½ are generally considered early or premature ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Tax flavored malt beverages as liquor, court rules
msnbc.comMarch 2, 2012

"Now these out-of-state corporations will have to follow the law and pay their fair share like the rest of us," he said. But Nebraska lawmakers could begin debate as early as this week to redefine the beverages as beer for tax purposes. State Sen.more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Feds to strenuously collect taxes, prosecute tax evaders, warns Geithner
Examiner.comMarch 4, 2012

"A total of $332 million would be devoted to new Internal Revenue Service (IRS) enforcement efforts, including $128.1 million to add nearly 800 new IRS employees to combat... tax evasion and improve compliance with tax laws by businesses and ...more »

International Taxation
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Levin looks to end tax loophole that benefits Facebook
Detroit Free PressMarch 1, 2012

"As with so much of our tax code, it's not the law-breaking that shocks the conscience, it's the stuff that's perfectly legal," Levin said in support of the Cut Unjustified Tax Loopholes Act he has co-sponsored. Some corporate tax experts were not ...more »

Tax Planning
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RBC provides tax savings tips
NorthumberlandView.caMarch 8, 2012

"Tax planning really shouldn't be left until the annual tax filing deadline arrives," said Jason Round, head, Financial Planning Support, RBC Financial Planning. "There are strategies you can benefit from throughout the year that can help you boost ...more »

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