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Into the lions' den: police 'feared violence at Wapping HQ' when they came ...
The IndependentMarch 1, 2012

The officers backed down and left without all the evidence they wanted, later prosecuting just Mr Goodman and the NOTW's private investigator Glenn Mulcaire, despite having found a mass of evidence in Mr Mulcaire's notes indicating wider staff ...more »

New letter emerges in Barlow fraud case
Brisbane TimesMarch 1, 2012

There, the Crown dropped seven charges and added seven more, largely changing the wording of accusations against the man charged with carrying out Queensland's largest government fraud. Mr Morehu-Barlow's lawyer, Adam Magill, said outside court his ...more »

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Audit Defence
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Be prepared before picking tax preparer
Joliet Herald NewsMarch 3, 2012

Look for credentials: Get a certified public accountant, a tax attorney or an enrolled IRS agent. Don't fall for the promise of a big refund: Be wary of promises of large refunds, and avoid preparers who base their fee on a percentage of the refund.more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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IRS Homebuyer Credit Oversight Criticised Again
Tax-news.comMarch 2, 2012

“Examining FTHC claims that pose the greatest compliance risk is an effective use of limited IRS resources and avoids burdening compliant taxpayers with an examination.” The TIGTA recommended that the IRS should use updated examination results to make ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Expense audit finds flaws
Windsor StarMarch 1, 2012

By Julie Kotsis, The Windsor Star March 1, 2012 5:21 AM An auditor's report on the mayor's election financial statement found inconsistencies but the town's audit committee could not agree Wednesday whether to launch legal prodceedings.more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Debt that's been forgiven is taxable, but you may be exempt
USA TODAYMarch 5, 2012

The IRS estimates that creditors will send taxpayers 6.4 million 1099-C tax forms this year, up from 3.8 million in 2010. The appearance of an unexpected tax bill "creates a financial nightmare for people who have already been through financial hell," ...more »

Property Taxes
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New Year + New Tax Reforms = New Investors to the Monaco Property Market
DigitalJournal.com (press release)March 1, 2012

"It is also possible to own a property in Monaco through offshore companies and trusts without being penalised and providing a secure and discrete investment, which is good for clients wishing to protect their assets. Holding a Monegasque property ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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New Tax Regime To Protect Low, Middle Income Earners
Leadership NewspapersMarch 1, 2012

The Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Mrs Ifueko Omoigui-Okauru earlier in the week shed some light on the new tax regime in Nigeria, product of the Personal Income Tax (Amendment) Act, which came into effect on June 14, last year, ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Hitting the Books: Court Grants Nexus in Tennessee
CFO.com MagazineMarch 1, 2012

In the case at hand, the Tennessee appeals court ruled on January 27 that the Scholastic Book Clubs's use of schools and teachers to foster book sales and deliveries in the state established an adequate physical presence in the state for Tennessee to ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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S.C. tax reform proposals eliminate most sales tax exemptions
The Augusta ChronicleMarch 5, 2012

The GOP caucus is touting the half-dozen or so measures as wholesale tax reform — an idea advocated for years without serious movement. But legislators may feel compelled to act by what the chairman of the caucus' 18-member tax study committee called ...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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New law clarifies NM uranium enrichment tax break
KOB.comMarch 2, 2012

Susana Martinez has signed legislation to clarify a tax break New Mexico provides for a uranium enrichment plant in southeastern New Mexico. The change in law will ensure that the plant's utility customers won't be taxed if they sell a uranium compound ...more »

Tax Planning
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22 Days of Tax Planning: What I Do in My Practice, Pt. 2: Tax Aware Investing
AdvisorOneMarch 5, 2012

By Mike Patton This is the second in a series of blog postings from advisor Mike Patton on how he works with clients during tax season and throughout the year to maximize his value to clients on tax planning. Future blogs in the month of March will ...more »

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