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Alumni take law into own hands over jobs 'hype'
Times Higher EducationMarch 1, 2012

So unhappy, in fact, that 15 law schools are currently facing lawsuits for fraud, unfair competition and false advertising. Among those being sued are Albany Law School, DePaul University College of Law and New York Law School. "The numbers reported by ...more »

44 Convicted Criminal Aliens Arrested in CT and MA
abc40March 1, 2012

By Jessica Michalski - email HARTFORD, CT (WGGB) – The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Department has arrested 44 convicted criminal aliens in Connecticut and Massachusetts. During a four-day targeted enforcement operation in both CT and MA that ...more »

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Audit Defence
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Former Bank Employee Pleads Guilty to $540000 Embezzlement, Tax Fraud
PressZoom (press release)March 1, 2012

... Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a former employee of Jefferson Bank in Jefferson City, Mo., pleaded guilty in federal court today to embezzling more than $540000 from the bank and another employer and to tax fraud.more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Concerned Organization of Americans Abroad Writes to IRS About Unfair IRS...
Yahoo! Contributors NetworkMarch 9, 2012

MaryLouise Serrato, Executive Director of ACA and co-signatory of the letter to Shulman, explained, “By imposing large penalties for a simple filing omission, the IRS has adopted a camouflaged policy of taxing assets of Americans abroad through ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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The Little We Know About Foreclosure Reviews Is Troubling
American BankerMarch 5, 2012

It may be that both of the Big Four audit firms conducting these reviews – PwC and Deloitte – and the banks themselves prefer it that way. US audit firms are not allowed to perform legal services for clients. The firms routinely have lawyers working ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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IRS battling conservatives over tax-exempt status
Fort Worth Star TelegramMarch 1, 2012

By ALAN FRAM AP WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service is embroiled in battles with tea party and other conservative groups who claim the government is purposely frustrating their attempts to gain tax-exempt status. The fight features instances in ...more »

Property Taxes
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Sheldon Neeley kicks off emergency manager meeting by calling for income tax...
The Flint Journal - MLive.comMarch 1, 2012

By Kristin Longley | klongley1@mlive.com FLINT, Michigan -- City Councilman Sheldon Neeley is continuing to advocate for an income tax increase as the city tries to eliminate an approximately $12 million budget deficit this year.more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Income Tax Ordinance, 2001: Undoing the legacy - I
Business Recorder (blog)March 1, 2012

When the government of General Pervez Musharraf decided to promulgate a new income tax law in 2000, we opposed it strongly. Our main objection was that his regime had no mandate to enact any such law. We stressed upon the rule, "No taxation without ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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California board releases list of 500 biggest tax delinquents
Sacramento Bee (blog)March 2, 2012

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 store chain.more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Streamlined Sales Tax Bill Stalls Again
Twin Falls Times-NewsMarch 1, 2012

But the state lacks a way to collect the taxes other than trusting people will pay up on their annual tax forms. What's the solution? Sponsors of a bill to update the tax code say joining a multi-state coalition will streamline the process of gathering ...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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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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Hal Steinbrenner plans to lower Yankees' payroll
USA TODAYMarch 1, 2012

By Mike Stobe, Getty Images Hal Steinbrenner and the Yankees were hit with a $13.9 million luxury tax last season. Under baseball's new labor contract, the luxury tax threshold will be at $189 million after the 2013 season. "Is it a requirement with ...more »

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