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Dedicated to Social Media, Part II: InterContinental Hotels Group.
4HoteliersMarch 1, 2012

... they share a common to dedication to social media and to keeping pace with the changing tastes and behavior of travelers. Like Sartori, Charles Yap's reputation precedes him. As Director of Global Brand Communications at IHG, he is a serial tweeter ...more »

Rights-based approach needed in new law on legal capacity
Irish TimesMarch 1, 2012

The automatic loss of human rights of those placed under guardianship is a practice that must be changed. As work is under way to overhaul the 1871 Lunacy Act, Ireland is in a prime position to be a progressive leader in this area and ensure its reform ...more »

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Audit Defence
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Three Sacramento area lawyers arrested
Central Valley Business TimesMarch 8, 2012

Gregory Flahive of El Dorado Hills, 39, Cynthia Flahive of Folsom, 41, and Mike Johnson of Elk Grove, 42, were arrested Thursday on 19 felony counts, including grand theft by false pretense, conspiracy and false advertising.more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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IRS releases new form to report specified foreign financial assets
International Law OfficeMarch 7, 2012

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act provisions of the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act 2010(2) added a new section to the Internal Revenue Code requiring individuals to report interests in specified foreign financial assets when filing ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Audit bill seeks to halt small-town fraud
Omaha World-HeraldMarch 1, 2012

A bill expected to be taken up the Legislature's Government Oversight Committee aims to clamp down on the fraud through increased audits and oversight. Iowa has 947 cities. Of those, Vaudt said, 217 midsize cities are required by state law to be ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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IRS battling conservatives over tax-exempt status
CBS NewsMarch 1, 2012

Yet over the years, the IRS has periodically been accused of political vendettas by liberals and conservatives alike, usually without merit, tax experts say. The latest dispute comes early in an election year in which the IRS is under pressure to ...more »

Property Taxes
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DeKalb flubs notice period on property tax appeals
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionMarch 6, 2012

At issue are hearings before the county's Boards of Equalization, panels of county residents who decide cases not resolved by staff or the board of tax assessors. Winning the appeal generally means paying less in taxes. State law gives owners 20 days ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Illinois income tax e-filing expected to level off this year
The State Journal-RegisterMarch 1, 2012

Pat Hesse, center, sorts through incoming 2008 tax forms in the Document Control and Deposit Division at the Illinois Department of Revenue in Springfield, Ill., Tuesday, April 7, 2009. Hesse is part of the temporary workforce brought in during tax...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Hitting the Books: Court Grants Nexus in Tennessee MagazineMarch 1, 2012

In the case at hand, the Tennessee appeals court ruled on January 27 that the Scholastic Book Clubs's use of schools and teachers to foster book sales and deliveries in the state established an adequate physical presence in the state for Tennessee to ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Tax flavored malt beverages as liquor, court rules
msnbc.comMarch 3, 2012

The ruling means the state can tax malt beverages such as Mike's Hard Lemonade and Smirnoff Ice at $3.75 per gallon, instead of the 31-cent-per-gallon tax imposed on beer, and could force beer-only stores to stop selling such drinks.more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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U.K. Revenue Department Increased Tax Collection, Auditors Say
BloombergMarch 1, 2012

Britain's Revenue and Customs office raised 4.3 billion pounds ($6.9 billion) from programs aimed at preventing tax evasion in the five years through 2011, the public spending watchdog said. The National Audit Office said in a report today that the ...more »

International Taxation
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The Mustache Revival: Institution Proposes Tax Breaks For Mustachioed Americans
OlogyMarch 1, 2012

The American Mustache Institute (real thing) is making waves with a new proposal that would incent mustache growing by providing tax breaks to mustachioed men and carny women in the STACHE Act (real thing). The Stimulus to Allow Critical Hair Expenses ...more »

Tax Planning
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Marshall earns degree in tax law
Seacoastonline.comMarch 9, 2012

Marshall's primary concentration is in the area of general business law with a specialty in mergers and acquisitions and tax planning. He has experience advising private and emerging companies on debt and equity financings, incentive compensation ...more »


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