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Stanislaus County Sheriff: Pot Farms Increasing Problem
KCRA SacramentoMarch 1, 2012

Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson applauds the US Attorney's announcement that it will be working with local law enforcement to further crack down on marijuana farms. Sheriff Christianson said the Stansilaus Drug Enforcement Agency, ...more »

Best of IMCA Brings Leading Conference Content to a Local Level
PR Web (press release)March 1, 2012

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Tax Law News and Stories

Audit Defence
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Tax-filing tips: With April 17 quickly approaching, attorneys and accountants ...
Marietta Daily JournalMarch 16, 2012

Chaffins said he has corrected countless returns that were prepared with tax software such as TurboTax, and although he doesn't believe the Internal Revenue Service has an audit program to specifically pull self-filed taxes, it would be easy for IRS...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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IRS's New 2012 Voluntary Disclosure Program Brings in Taxpayers: U.S. Clients ...
PR Web (press release)March 6, 2012

According to World Radio Switzerland, the Swiss bank recently issued letters to their US clients concerning their undisclosed offshore accounts and further advises their US clients to hire a tax controversy lawyer. Kevin E. Thorn, Managing Partner of ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Okla. audit questions secret Education Dept. fund
Boston.comMarch 8, 2012

Jones said a copy of the report was turned over Wednesday to Attorney General Scott Pruitt's office. A spokeswoman for Pruitt, Diane Clay, said members of Pruitt's staff are reviewing it to determine whether state law was violated.more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Ex-IRS agent gets prison for prostitution charge
NECNMarch 5, 2012

(AP) — A retired IRS agent who once investigated brothels in Nevada has been sentenced to two years in prison on a prostitution-related charge. US District Judge Howard McKibben also ordered 59-year-old Kemp Shiffer on Monday to 10 years of supervised ...more »

Property Taxes
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Spartanburg County Council Says No to Clearer Residency Laws
News Channel 7March 2, 2012

Tax records show Hall pays the 4% legal residence tax on a property in Greenville County, but he told Spartanburg County Council that he lived at 1 Century Place in Spartanburg County. Hall also used that address to register to vote in Spartanburg ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Income tax expense adjustment helps push James River Coal to $28.5 million ...
The RepublicMarch 1, 2012

James River Coal Co. reported a fourth-quarter loss as results were dragged down by an income tax expense. The company said Thursday that its net loss was $28.5 million, or 82 cents per share, compared with net income of $25.9 million, or 93 cents per ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Coming Monday: Supporters of state Internet tax haven't given up
Tulsa WorldMarch 11, 2012

If the retailer doesn't have an Oklahoma presence, the sale is subject to the use tax, which is the same amount of taxation, but is self-collected by the buyer and submitted to the state. The use tax is largely ignored by many consumers, ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Facebook IPO highlights tax break for options
The Deal PipelineMarch 1, 2012

He said that under current law, options Facebook has provided to founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg may be booked against earnings at 6 cents a share while at the same time valued at their expected $40 offering price for tax purposes.more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Horse farm owner sentenced for tax evasion
Danbury News TimesMarch 7, 2012

In September, Weber, who managed several award-winning show horses at the farm, pleaded guilty to one count of tax evasion and one count of failure to collect and pay tax. Weber's ex-husband, formerly the vice president of the 60-acre horse farm on ...more »

International Taxation
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Governor signs private school tax credit bill into law
Arizona RepublicMarch 1, 2012

Jan Brewer signed into law Wednesday a bill that doubles the amount individual taxpayers can take as a tax credit for contributions to private-school scholarship funds. The current maximum private-school scholarship tax credits are $503 for singles and ...more »

Tax Planning
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Q & A on Cedar Rapids tax vote and flood protection plans
Eastern Iowa GovernmentMarch 4, 2012

Q: How will the revenue from the extension of the city's 1-percent sales tax be used in Cedar Rapids over 10 years? A: At today's rate of collection, the tax will raise about $20 million a year or $200 million over 10 years.more »

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