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Stanislaus County Sheriff: Pot Farms Increasing Problem
KCRA SacramentoMarch 1, 2012

Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson applauds the US Attorney's announcement that it will be working with local law enforcement to further crack down on marijuana farms. Sheriff Christianson said the Stansilaus Drug Enforcement Agency, ...more »

Tobacco health labels violate free speech
msnbc.comMarch 1, 2012

By Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON — A US judge sided with tobacco companies on Wednesday, ruling that regulations requiring large graphic health warnings on cigarette packaging and advertising violate free-speech rights under the US Constitution.more »

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Audit Defence
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Betty: I Acted Properly And Diligently In The Debt Payment To CP
Peace FM OnlineMarch 12, 2012

Members of the opposition New Patriotic Party insist it was improper for the former AG to have reached an agreement with CP at a time when there were counter claims from Government of Ghana against the construction firm. In March 2010, CP entered into ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Recent Developments Highlight Growth Of IRS Whistleblower Program
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)March 5, 2012

Several recent developments have underlined the growing importance of the IRS's tax whistleblower program about which businesses and their tax departments should be aware. The IRS Whistleblower Office investigates submissions by individuals who alert ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Audit calls Norwich alternative high school a mess
TheDay.comMarch 2, 2012

One speaker called him a "victim" of the federal No Child Left Behind law that set unrealistic standards for the school. Another said Derr is the "scapegoat" while five other Norwich schools fail to meet yearly progress based on standardized tests.more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Judge says Beeman can't move back into home
GoErie.comMarch 1, 2012

With the ruling, McLaughlin sided with IRS lawyer Ari Kunofsky. Kunofsky argued against Beeman moving back into the home at 777 Old State Road. Kunofsky said even if Beeman shows that his tax debt is far less than the $2.1 million judgment that is ...more »

Property Taxes
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Judge Rules in Favor of Convention Center Tax Vote
San Diego Reader (blog)March 1, 2012

The concerns over CCFD's legality are that state law requires all taxes be approved by a two-thirds vote of the qualified electorate, and this tax would not be submitted to all voters, only to hotel property owners affected by it.more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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FBR may propose cut in corporate income tax
Business Recorder (blog)March 1, 2012

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is likely to propose reduction in the corporate income tax rate from 35 percent to 32 percent or further scale down to encourage listing of new companies at the stock exchanges in upcoming budget (2012-2013).more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Capitol Alert: California board releases list of 500 biggest tax delinquents
Sacramento BeeMarch 2, 2012

By Dan Smith The state Board of Equalization today released its annual list of the 500 biggest sales and use tax scofflaws. Once again, the list is topped by Downey-based California Target Enterprises, a gas station company not related to the retail ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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IRS cracking down on US expat taxpayers
CBC.caMarch 7, 2012

The 2011 tax year may be a pivotal one for many US citizens living abroad, including the roughly one million living in Canada, as the Internal Revenue Service moves towards enforcing reporting guidelines and compliance rules for its expatriates.more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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China Rules, Print-Room Tips, Credit Suisse Buy-Back: Compliance
BloombergMarch 6, 2012

Compliance Policy Swiss Lawmakers Approve US Tax-Treaty Amendment, Aiding Talks Switzerland's lower house approved an amendment to a double-taxation agreement with the US, allowing so-called group requests in cases of suspected tax evasion or tax fraud ...more »

International Taxation
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Levin looks to end tax loophole that benefits Facebook
Detroit Free PressMarch 1, 2012

"As with so much of our tax code, it's not the law-breaking that shocks the conscience, it's the stuff that's perfectly legal," Levin said in support of the Cut Unjustified Tax Loopholes Act he has co-sponsored. Some corporate tax experts were not ...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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