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Is the tide turning? NSW Government proposes lifting ban on uranium exploration
Clayton UtzMarch 1, 2012

The Mining Act 1992 (and regulations under it) will be amended as well, to list uranium as a "mineral" and therefore make it subject to that Act in the same way as other minerals are. Among other things, this means that an exploration licence under ...more »

Banking/Court win for Lehman Europe clients
The IndependentMarch 1, 2012

It declared they had rights to reclaim the money, even though Lehman Europe had not kept it separate from the rest of the bankrupt firm's operations. Hedge funds feared they would have to take their place along with other unsecured creditors, ...more »

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Audit Defence
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Top lawyer helped win many college chiefs' perks
Boston.comMarch 28, 2012

Cotton, who works for the Boston-based law firm Mintz Levin, has carved out a niche as one of the nation's most prominent consultants on academic salaries, helping to negotiate or assess contracts for more than 250 clients.more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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IRS Releases Findings from 401(k) Plan Compliance Check Questionnaires
JD Supra (press release)March 6, 2012

by Franczek Radelet PC on 3/6/2012 The IRS recently released an interim report summarizing its findings from a “compliance check” questionnaire that was sent to a broad sampling of 401(k) plans in 2010. The questionnaire was sent to a representative ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Futures Hearing, EU Bank Capital, Japan Audit Laws: Compliance
BloombergMarch 1, 2012

The futures industry is recommending more rigorous reporting and internal controls for brokerages as $1.6 billion of customer money is still unaccounted for after the bankruptcy of MF Global Holdings Ltd (MFGLQ). Brokerages should be required to submit ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Q&A: Using State Rehabilitation Credits Part 2 of 3
Novogradac Company LLPMarch 5, 2012

Answer: There are a number of tax and legal issues you will need to consider. An experienced lawyer will be able to help guide you through the legal implications. An introduction to the tax issues follows. What Types of State Rehabilitation Credits are ...more »

Property Taxes
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Senate needs to pass zero-cap law
Joliet Herald NewsMarch 1, 2012

If the taxing mechanisms in Illinois were consistent and fair, the property tax zero-cap bill the House passed last week would not be necessary. But government officials viewed basing the biggest chunk of public spending on the local property tax as a ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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New Tax Regime To Protect Low, Middle Income Earners
Leadership NewspapersMarch 1, 2012

The Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Mrs Ifueko Omoigui-Okauru earlier in the week shed some light on the new tax regime in Nigeria, product of the Personal Income Tax (Amendment) Act, which came into effect on June 14, last year, ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Sales tax plan reflects priorities
Springfield News-LeaderMarch 4, 2012

People looking for proof government can make wise use of tax dollars need look no further than Greene County. “Exhibit A” is the April 3 proposal on a sales tax to support public safety. But to fully appreciate why, you need to look back to last year ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Economists Critique Petroleum Income Tax Law
Daily GuideMarch 2, 2012

... a tax policy advisor at the Ministry of Finance & Economic Planning, have noted that the absence of thin capitalization provisions in Ghana's Petroleum Income Tax Law (PITL) is a potential setback to government's ability to capture rent.more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Parliament votes for Swiss-US tax treaty amendment
GenevaLunch (blog)March 5, 2012

Both provide for judicial assistance in cases of tax fraud, but the new treaty defines the framework for this more precisely and admits tax evasion as well as fraud, in some cases, as grounds for a request for assistance. Tax evasion is a crime, ...more »

International Taxation
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Middletown schools pitch plan to fight tax-cap law
Times Herald-RecordMarch 3, 2012

By Meghan E. Murphy Middletown school officials want to drum up support for a statewide effort to challenge the tax-cap law as unconstitutional. A legal memorandum is circulating to superintendents and school boards around the state in an effort to ...more »

Tax Planning
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The how-to guide to tax planning
Dynamic Business (blog)March 1, 2012

March is upon us again, and this means just one thing – tax season is near! Here's what you should be doing now to prepare your business for the end of the financial year. I always tell my clients that tax planning starts at the beginning of the new ...more »


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