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Reforms coming to the state foster care system
kjrh.comMarch 1, 2012

"Litigation was hotly contested for years," said Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. "The state defended the case pretty aggressively," said Marica Lowry, executive director of Children's Rights. It's all been over a federal suit that claims the ...more »

Rick Ross' House Site of Murder Investigation by Miami Police
ReutersMarch 1, 2012

Investigators are also likely to be interested to know if Nesbitt has any connection to Ross' less than legal activities. He's been arrested on gun, assault and marijuana charges, and once claimed to be affiliated with Carol City Cartel and other local ...more »

Tax Law News and Stories

Audit Defence
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Watch for red flags when choosing tax pro
KXLY SpokaneMarch 14, 2012

If you get audited, remember that only an enrolled agent, a tax law specialist or a certified public accountant or tax attorney can represent you before the IRS. You can check with your local Better Business Bureau or the state bar association to see ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Improving IRS Correspondence Audit
JD Supra (press release)March 5, 2012

When the information sought by the IRS is not very extensive or the issue is not complex, the agency usually conducts a correspondence audit via the mail. According to Margaret Begg, Compliance and Enforcement Operations Unit in the Treasury Inspector ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Springfield school district audit released today
Springfield News-LeaderMarch 2, 2012

Among other things, the audit looked at the district's competitive bidding process, contracts and compliance with the state's open meetings law. The report brings to conclusion a process that originated about three years ago, when a group of citizens ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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IRS wants conservative groups' Facebook posts, donor data in fight over tax ...
Washington PostMarch 1, 2012

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service is embroiled in battles with tea party and other conservative groups who claim the government is purposely frustrating their attempts to gain tax-exempt status. The fight features instances in which the IRS...more »

Property Taxes
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Update: Spartanburg Co. To Consider Residency Rules After Planning ...
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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Are the rich paying enough Federal Income Tax?
Kitsap Peninsula Business JournalMarch 2, 2012

One of the big headlines has centered on how much tax Mitt Romney is paying in Federal income tax. Why is Mitt Romney only paying around 15 percent? In order to understand this, you need to know the difference between ordinary income and capital gain ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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TaxConnex to Present at ISPAmerica 2012 Tax Compliance VoIP Workshop
PR Web (press release)March 1, 2012

TaxConnex, America's leading independent provider of sales and use tax outsourcing services, invites Telecom and VoIP service providers to meet and hear TaxConnex's Founding Partner, Robert Dumas, CPA at the ISP America conference.more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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New Arizona Law Increases Tax Credit Amount for School Choice Program
Sacramento BeeMarch 1, 2012

29, 2012 -- New law likely to increase donations to country's oldest tax credit scholarship program PHOENIX, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Jan Brewer today signed legislation increasing the amount of maximum allowable donations to ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Former South Amboy Housing Authority official pleads guilty to election fraud...
MyCentralJersey.comMarch 3, 2012

A former executive director of the South Amboy Housing Authority pleaded guilty in a scheme to funnel illegal campaign contributions to Joseph Vas' unsuccessful 2006 congressional campaign, as well as one count of evading taxes, US Attorney Paul J.more »

International Taxation
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New Arizona Law Increases Tax Credit Amount for School Choice Program
Sacramento BeeMarch 1, 2012

29, 2012 -- New law likely to increase donations to country's oldest tax credit scholarship program PHOENIX, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Jan Brewer today signed legislation increasing the amount of maximum allowable donations to ...more »

Tax Planning
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Oakland Tax Planning Specialists, Liberty Tax Service, Offers Tips on Tax ...
PR Web (press release)March 10, 2012

As the economic malaise drags on for many, there is some good news for those who file taxes on time and communicate with the IRS, even if they can't pay by the tax deadline. Oakland tax planning specialist, Liberty Tax Services would like explain and ...more »

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