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American Airlines parent AMR, in bankruptcy protection, lost $234 million in ...
Washington PostMarch 1, 2012

... trying to turn around while in bankruptcy protection, says it lost $234 million in January. That includes restructuring expenses of $155 million related to renegotiating aircraft financing and $15 million in fees paid to advisers such as lawyers.more »

Letters: Give people more information on health law
USA TODAYMarch 1, 2012

Enough ("Swing states poll: Health care law hurts Obama in 2012"). On Capitol Hill: Thousands protest the new health care policy on Nov. 5, 2009. On Capitol Hill: Thousands protest the new health care policy on Nov. 5, 2009.more »

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Audit Defence
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IRS could be interested in undeclared bounty payments
NBCSports.comMarch 3, 2012

And if income isn't disclosed to the IRS, that's a problem. Go ahead and scoff. That's surely what the NBA officials who traded first-class airfare for coach and kept the difference and didn't pay taxes on it. The NFL already has the evidence.more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Leagle.comMarch 6, 2012

This matter is before the Court on the government's petition to enforce IRS summons (Doc. 1). For good cause shown, the government's petition is is hereby Granted. Upon the petition of the United States, and the declaration and summons attached thereto ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Audit questions $7B in Illinois insurance contracts
Suburban Life PublicationsMarch 8, 2012

She noted that the procurement was the first large-scale process of its kind in 10 years and the first since a major revision in the state's procurement law in 2009. Last year's contract process was “executed in a fair and competitive manner,” she said ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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IRS to Tax Payers: Beware of Tax Scams & Tax Fraud
JD Supra (press release)March 1, 2012

Or perhaps someone at church distributed a flyer advertising a company that offers to help you get free money from the IRS. Maybe you just saw posters tacked up around town, all promoting a new tax-prep company and hyping the big refunds they got for ...more »

Property Taxes
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Province proposes program to allow seniors to defer property taxes
Edmonton JournalMarch 6, 2012

Alberta seniors who own their homes could defer their property taxes if the government passes a proposed law. Under the Seniors Property Tax Deferral Act, tabled Monday, the province would pay the property taxes on a senior's home until it is sold, ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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AvenEx Energy Corp. Provides 2011 Tax Information
SYS-CON Media (press release)March 2, 2012

Shareholders should consult their own legal tax advisors as to their particular tax consequences of holding AvenEx shares. AvenEx dividends declared in 2011 are designated as "eligible dividends" for the purposes of the Income Tax Act (Canada) and any ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Sales tax critics want other funds as options
Springfield News-LeaderMarch 11, 2012

No organized opposition has emerged, but county officials pitching a law enforcement sales tax have faced a number of vocal detractors — including some from within Greene County government. Presiding Commissioner Jim Viebrock and Circuit Clerk Steve ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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'Unofficial' taxes city law enforcement, but revenue is a byproduct
Champaign/Urbana News-GazetteMarch 5, 2012

They treat it as such: a law enforcement problem rather than a side effect of a more-positive event. But untold numbers of students and out-of-town visitors spent their day in bars and restaurants, hundreds were ticketed by Champaign police, ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Canal Winchester Woman Indicted For Income Tax Evasion
NBC4i.comMarch 1, 2012

Stephanie Nicole Rauch, 38, is charged with three counts of income tax evasion for the 2005-2007 income tax years. Carter M. Stewart, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio and Darryl Williams, Special Agent in Charge, ...more »

International Taxation
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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 Planning
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Q: What is estate planning?
FT AdviserMarch 1, 2012

Although it will inevitably include an element of tax planning, estate planning is much more than that. By | Published 10:35 | comments It includes considering how you want your assets to pass to the people you want, when you want, ...more »


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