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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 »

Public authorities and the Freedom of Information Law
International Law OfficeMarch 1, 2012

The Freedom of Information Law gives members of the public a general right of access to records held by public authorities (other than exempt records). But what is a 'public authority' for these purposes? The answer to this question raises some ...more »

Tax Law News and Stories

Audit Defence
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Watch for red flags when choosing tax pro
KXLY SpokaneMarch 14, 2012

If you get audited, remember that only an enrolled agent, a tax law specialist or a certified public accountant or tax attorney can represent you before the IRS. You can check with your local Better Business Bureau or the state bar association to see ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Obama's IRS targets Tea Party
Human EventsMarch 2, 2012

Who in these groups is really ready to stand up to an IRS audit as the price of speaking out in opposition to ObamaCare? Even if the audit finds nothing amiss, the cost of defending against it could bankrupt an individual or small business. Compliance...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Robocalls: Conservative government says it will support more audit powers for ...
Toronto StarMarch 8, 2012

More opinions on robocalls Robo-calls: Tory election official Guy Giorno wants 'full weight of law' applied against those responsible Robo-calls: Tory MPs used top US Republican firm during May election Veteran dirty-tricks investigator assigned to ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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IRS battling conservatives over tax-exempt status
WDRBMarch 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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VLP Expands Real Estate Practice with Addition of San Francisco Partners
Send2Press Newswire (press release)March 1, 2012

Mr. Wright's practice includes all aspects of real estate transactional law, including development, acquisition, joint ventures, commercial financing, leasing, dispositions, entity structuring, partnership and limited liability company agreements and ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Par panel for hiking income tax exemption limit to Rs 3 lakh
IBNLive.comMarch 2, 2012

PTI | 06:03 PM,Mar 02,2012 New Delhi, Mar 2 (PTI) In order to provide the much needed relief to people, a Parliamentary panel scrutinising the Direct Taxes Code (DTC) Bill has suggested raising the income tax exemption limit to Rs 3 lakh and also ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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List highlights those who owe delinquent taxes
Pasadena Star-NewsMarch 2, 2012

By Kevin Smith, Staff Writer The California State Board of Equalization has updated its Top 500 list of sales and use-tax delinquencies, and a South Pasadena resident named John Kwon is ranked fourth on the list with a delinquent balance of more than ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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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 Evasion Defence
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Businessman gets jail, $221558 penalty for tax evasion
AsiaOneMarch 2, 2012

A businessman who helped a company evade tax by excluding income derived from selling scrap materials has been sentenced to two weeks' jail and ordered to pay a penalty of $221, 558. The Straits Times reported today that 59-year-old Lim Bee Hua, ...more »

International Taxation
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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 »

Tax Planning
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Chesterfield Leaders Debate Two Outlet Malls Plans
Patch.comMarch 10, 2012

Chesterfield Blue Valley LLC is asking for the tax help, and wants to build the larger of the two malls—a Premium mall—on 190 acres at the Chesterfield side of the Boone Bridge over the Missouri River. The plans for the larger mall show eight ...more »

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