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Update: Court of Appeals agrees with CMU on political candidacy policy
Midland Daily NewsMarch 1, 2012

By Lisa Satayut The Michigan Court of Appeals sided with Central Michigan University when ruling that the university's employee policy regarding political candidacy is not in violation of a state law regarding political activities by public employees.more »

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WEEI.comMarch 1, 2012

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Audit Defence
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FLORIDA BRIEFS: Couple with 697 cats pleads no contest
Bradenton HeraldMarch 30, 2012

The Tampa Bay Times reported that 52-year-old Rober said the IRS informed him of the action about two weeks ago. The newspaper reports an IRS audit began about two year ago, stemming from a 2009 civil lawsuit brought by Florida Utility Group, ...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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Mortgage Compliance Enforcement Education Provider, Homeland Assistance ...
MarketWatch (press release)March 2, 2012

Statistics released currently show a five-fold increase in the use of compliance technology for enforcement and a wider adoption of electronic data to streamline mortgage loan processing. The use of the Investigative Audits have indicated an increase ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Judge says Beeman can't move back into home
GoErie.comMarch 1, 2012

With the ruling, McLaughlin sided with IRS lawyer Ari Kunofsky. Kunofsky argued against Beeman moving back into the home at 777 Old State Road. Kunofsky said even if Beeman shows that his tax debt is far less than the $2.1 million judgment that is ...more »

Property Taxes
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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 »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Experts praise Jonathan for passing new ...
BusinessDayMarch 5, 2012

Tax experts have lauded President Goodluck Jonathan for signing into law the new Personal Income Tax Act (PITA). The experts, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Monday, said the law would widen the tax net by bringing in the ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Lawmakers Kill Bill to Streamline Internet Sales Tax
Twin Falls Times-NewsMarch 1, 2012

Dawson is taking pictures for the store's Facebook page and will eventually use the photos to sell the store's items online. Idaho lawmakers plan a proposal that would allow the state to uniformly collect sales tax on Idahoans' online purchases.more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Thailand's topsy-turvy tax code
Bangkok PostMarch 7, 2012

Another welcome change being proposed by the Revenue Department is the long-standing distortion in how men and women are treated under the tax code. Currently women with certain types of income, say, from independent work or property rentals, ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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State: Massage Parlors Didn't Pay Taxes
WRTV IndianapolisMarch 2, 2012

The Indiana Attorney General's Office said Daily Spa, in the 2600 block of 25th Street, and Ping Spa, in the 1600 block of Central Avenue, haven't paid sales taxes, violating state law. Charges of corrupt business influence and tax evasion have been ...more »

International Taxation
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Md. Senate panel phases in pension split with counties over 4 years; repeals ...
Washington PostMarch 9, 2012

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A split of teacher pension costs with local governments would be phased in over four years and Maryland income taxes would rise under changes to Gov. Martin O'Malley's budget plan that were approved by the Senate Budget and Taxation ...more »

Tax Planning
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Planned half-cent tax hike for RCCC bond might not be needed
Salisbury PostMarch 1, 2012

By Karissa Minn SALISBURY — County officials say they may not need to raise the property tax rate this year, even though a half-cent increase was planned for the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College bond. At their planning retreat Wednesday for the 2012 ...more »


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