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DA Files Motion For High Court To Recuse Gableman, Rehear Act 10 Case
WISC MadisonMarch 1, 2012

... he accepted free legal services from prominent Wisconsin law firm Michael, Best & Friedrich, which represented the state of Wisconsin in the legal fight over Act 10. Act 10 is the contentious law that made changes to collective bargaining rights ...more »

Is the tide turning? NSW Government proposes lifting ban on uranium exploration
Clayton UtzMarch 1, 2012

The Mining Act 1992 (and regulations under it) will be amended as well, to list uranium as a "mineral" and therefore make it subject to that Act in the same way as other minerals are. Among other things, this means that an exploration licence under ...more »

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Audit Defence
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Ark. city's residents to consider tax to pay IRS
RealClearPoliticsMarch 12, 2012

The audit also found minor discrepancies in the taxes reported and paid by city employees from 2004 to 2008. In February, 2nd Judicial District prosecuting attorney Scott Ellington sent a letter to the Arkansas State Police requesting an investigation ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Tax Preparers Threatened over Tax Refund Delays
Accounting TodayMarch 9, 2012

At one point, when the Where's My Refund tool was malfunctioning, the IRS asked taxpayers not to keep calling (see IRS Experiences Further Tax Refund Delay Problems). But that put more pressure on tax preparers to answer the question for clients, ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Brookstone Law PC: Official Audit Shows 80 Percent of Foreclosures Have ...
DigitalJournal.com (press release)March 2, 2012

A recent audit by San Francisco county officials of about 400 recent foreclosures that determined almost all involved either legal violations or suspicious documentation contradicts claims by banks that foreclosure improprieties did little harm and ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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IRS battling conservatives over tax-exempt status
WBRCMarch 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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Lopez seeks flood assessment relief law
Catskill Daily MailMarch 2, 2012

By Jim Planck ALBANY — Assemblyman Pete Lopez (R,C,I-Schoharie) spoke in Albany Thursday on behalf of a bill that would provide property tax relief to flood-damaged landowners by replacing pre-flood assessed values with post-flood ones.more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Oklahoma Gov. Fallin's personal income tax plan clears first hurdle
Tulsa WorldMarch 1, 2012

Mary Fallin's personal income tax reduction plan cleared its first legislative hurdle Wednesday when a House committee voted to advance it to the full House for consideration. But her proposal, which calls for cutting the top personal income tax rate ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Reduce your taxes with these under-used benefits
kjrh.comMarch 12, 2012

College tuition has generated a tax credit up to $2500 but the law changed in 2010 to include related expenses such as books, according to the Internal Revenue Service. The credit also was expanded to four years of tuition, compared to two.more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Will conservatives embrace a consumption tax?
Reuters Blogs (blog)March 2, 2012

The optimism stems from the realization that practically all the major plans by Democrats and Republicans would move the US tax code in the direction of a territorial-based system (in which a corporation is taxed on domestic, not foreign, income).more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Couple guilty of tax evasion
Regina Leader-PostMarch 2, 2012

A farm couple from the Alida district in southeast Saskatchewan, has been found guilty of tax evasion and faces sentencing this spring, the federal government's Canada Revenue Agency says. In a news release issued Thursday, the CRA said Norman Luke ...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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FINANCE: Small Business Owner Tax Update 2011-12
Our Colorado NewsMarch 3, 2012

Laws passed back in 2010, such as the Affordable Care Act and the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, created or expanded deductions and credits that small businesses and self-employed individuals should consider when completing their tax returns for 2011 ...more »

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