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Bill will grant benefits to Guard vets
Las Cruces Sun-NewsMarch 1, 2012

Susana Martinez said she righted a wrong Wednesday by signing a bill that expands New Mexico's definition of military veterans. The measure will enable the state to offer a small break on property taxes to those who served for at least six consecutive ...more »

Fraud case: Director spent large on women and travel
TVNZMarch 1, 2012

A former company director admits he ripped off South Canterbury Finance (SCF) to the tune of $23 million - spending more than $1m on "various female companions". The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has revealed Gavin Clifford Bennett's spending habits after ...more »

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Audit Defence
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Schweich supporters file paperwork for potential Senate campaign
PoliticMoMarch 7, 2012

By Eli Yokley – March 7, 2012 Posted in: US Senate Race — Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich's supporters have began to set up the operation to support his potential candidacy for US Senate, hoping to add yet another name to the unsettled field of ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Fatca passthru payments to be simplified, expert says
Risk.netMarch 14, 2012

Reetu Khosla, Boston-based global director of risk, fraud and compliance at software company Pegasystems, thinks the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has no choice but to either push back the details of passthru payments to beyond June this year – the ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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ProcureStaff Technologies Earns SSAE 16 Standard
MarketWatch (press release)March 1, 2012

Brian Meenagh at the Global Privacy and Security Compliance Law blog explains the need for these audit standards saying the benefits of the SSAE 16 and its predecessor the SAS 70 is that it "enables a customer's auditors to satisfy themselves as part ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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IRS battling conservatives over tax-exempt status
Boston.comMarch 1, 2012

Most organizations are applying under section 501 (c) (4) of the federal tax code, which grants tax-exempt status to certain groups as long as they are not primarily involved in activity that could influence an election, a determination that is up to ...more »

Property Taxes
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Utica council to consider tax cap override vote Wednesday
Utica Observer DispatchMarch 6, 2012

By DAN MINER The Common Council will consider Wednesday an approval vote to override the state-imposed two percent property tax cap. Approval of a local law will not formally override the cap, but will give the council the power to do so when it ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Oklahoma governor's income tax reduction plan wins House committee approval
NewsOK.comMarch 1, 2012

The proposal faces an uphill battle as lawmakers also struggle to cut tax credits that are necessary for the governor's plan to work. BY MICHAEL MCNUTT mmcnutt@opubco.com Leave a comment Gov. Mary Fallin's personal income tax reduction plan cleared its ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Downey business named as state's largest delinquent tax payer… again
Downey BeatMarch 3, 2012

A Downey business owes more than $18 million in taxes, which is more in sales and use tax than any other business in the state, according to data released by the the California State Board of Equalization. Calif. Target Enterprises Inc. owes $18.4 ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Head tax activist dies in Vancouver at 105
Vancouver SunMarch 5, 2012

Charlie Sang Now Quan was remembered Saturday as an ordinary man with extraordinary accomplishments, an unlikely activist who fought in his 90s to right the wrongs of Canada's Chinese head tax and Exclusion Act. Quan, who was one of the oldest ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Head of Technobank Supervisory Board in Minsk Arrested for Tax Evasion
Telegraf.byMarch 6, 2012

The banker is suspected of tax evasion. Currently, investigators are verifying the involvement of the detainee in the crimes under Part 6 of Article 16 ("Complicity in the crime") and Part 2 of Article 243 ("Tax evasion on a large scale") of the ...more »

International Taxation
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SC House GOP to propose tax reform package
Charlotte ObserverMarch 4, 2012

I'm personally not in favor of raising anybody's taxes." He also said it's folly to call anything wholesale tax reform if the 2006 law known by its number, Act 388, isn't on the table. The law cut property taxes on owner-occupied homes, ...more »

Tax Planning
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Tax planning? Good luck with that
MarketWatchMarch 2, 2012

It's almost impossible, thanks to profound uncertainty with regard to tax law. Still, there are some steps you can take. Some customers lured into new bank accounts by awards such as department-store gift cards and frequent-flier miles are getting an ...more »

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