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Opponents question EPA authority in greenhouse gas case
ReutersMarch 1, 2012

Although the judges questioned the standing of the challengers' case, Sentelle and fellow judge David Tatel appeared open to the industry argument that the EPA could have used a different interpretation of the Clean Air Act, rather than having to use ...more »

Can a court force jurors to turn over Facebook posts about a trial?
Thomson Reuters News & InsightMarch 1, 2012

Now, thanks to a case in California state appellate court, we're going to get some guidance on how far a court can go to discover just what a juror is telling his "friends" and "followers." Next month, the Third Appellate District of the California ...more »

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Audit Defence
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Missouri auditor Schweich exploring US Senate bid
Herald Times ReporterMarch 7, 2012

(WTW) — Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich has set up a political committee to test the waters for a US Senate campaign, finally publicly confirming his interest in a race he once pledged not to enter. The IRS has approved the creation of a "Schweich for ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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IRS May Make Political Groups Pay Dearly for Keeping Donors Secret -- And Out Them
Huffington PostMarch 9, 2012

No organization is being compelled to do anything, said Paul S. Ryan, a lawyer with the Campaign Legal Center, a group trying to reduce the influence of money in politics. "The tax-exemption of nonprofit groups amounts to a subsidy of their operations ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Lawsuit asks judge to declare Whatcom council violated open meetings law
TheNewsTribune.comMarch 1, 2012

In January, the council approved a policy on email usage that, among other things, aims to address the auditor's letter. To avoid violating meetings law with email exchanges, council members wanting to send informational emails to a quorum of the ...more »

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

"These tea party groups, a lot of their material makes them look and sound like a political party," said Marcus S. Owens, a lawyer who advises tax-exempt organizations and who spent a decade heading the IRS division that oversees such groups.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 Ordinance, 2001: Undoing the legacy - I
Business Recorder (blog)March 1, 2012

When the government of General Pervez Musharraf decided to promulgate a new income tax law in 2000, we opposed it strongly. Our main objection was that his regime had no mandate to enact any such law. We stressed upon the rule, "No taxation without ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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California's top 500 tax delinquencies total top half a billion dollars
Central Valley Business TimesMarch 2, 2012

California's top 500 sales and use tax delinquencies add up to $555.7 million – and that's just for the first quarter of 2012, the Board of Equalization says Friday. The list, mandated by state law, encourages those who owe the delinquent taxes to pay ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Plan for tougher tax law surprises experts
The AustralianMarch 1, 2012

THE Gillard government moved last night to protect billions of dollars in federal revenue by toughening tax avoidance laws, sparking fears it was rushing to crack down on business without fair consultation. Mark Arbib released the plan in one of his ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Compliance reforms help taxman boost tax yields by £4.3bn
Accountancy AgeMarch 1, 2012

by Nick Huber CHANGES TO way HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigates tax evasion have yielded £4.3bn of "additional" tax yield between 2006 and 2011, a review by the National Audit Office (NAO) has found. Over the same period the taxman has cut ...more »

International Taxation
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Economists critique Petroleum Income Tax Law
Myjoyonline.comMarch 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 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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