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Health Law Alert: Providers Beware: OIG Alert Highlights FCA Liability Under ...
JD Supra (press release)March 1, 2012

A recent OIG Alert highlights potential False Claims Act (FCA) liability for physicians whose services are billed to Medicare under an independent contractor reassignment. The February 8, 2012, Alert titled, "OIG Alerts Physicians To Exercise Caution ...more »

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 »

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Audit Defence
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Introducing 25 Women You Need to Know
Tallahassee.comMarch 4, 2012

Serves on Lively Technical Center Advisory Board and audit committee of Jack and Jill of America Inc., a service organization for children and teens. Second Harvest grocery bagger and homeless shelter volunteer. Jane Marks — psychotherapist, Marks ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Property Compliance News Briefs
Novogradac Company LLPMarch 1, 2012

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2012-18 to inform state housing finance agencies (HFA) participating in the Physical Inspections Pilot Program of an alternate method of satisfying certain requirements under Section 42.more »

Business Audit Defence
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Audit process complete, council can get 'back to business'
Times of Fort ErieMarch 1, 2012

On Wednesday, audit reports on the expenses of Ward 1 Coun. Stephen Passero, mayor Doug Martin and mayoral runner-up Ann-Marie Noyes were heard. The committee voted that no infraction was serious enough to see legal action taken against the politicians ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Ex-IRS agent gets prison for prostitution charge
KTVNMarch 5, 2012

Shiffer once led the IRS investigation that shut down the Mustang Ranch and caused brothel owner Joe Conforte to flee to Brazil in the 1990s. He later formed a partnership with his lawyer David Houston to open a brothel west of Fallon, but Churchill ...more »

Property Taxes
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School districts brace for life under the property-tax cap
Ithaca JournalMarch 2, 2012

"I think there's a challenge this year because what residents across the state have been presented with is that their property taxes have a 2 percent cap on them, which if they look at what the law specifically does, is not really the case," said Brian ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Tax planning? Good luck with that
MarketWatchMarch 2, 2012

It's almost impossible, thanks to profound uncertainty with regard to tax law. Still, there are some steps you can take. Some customers lured into new bank accounts by awards such as department-store gift cards and frequent-flier miles are getting an ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Bringing fairness to Utah's Main Street
St. George Daily SpectrumMarch 4, 2012

Unfortunately, the Utah State Tax Commission reports that less than 1 percent of Utahns file any sales and use tax on their tax returns. Yet, the percentage of Utahns making purchases online where sales and use tax is not collected is likely much ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Malacanang vows proposed sin tax law to provide competition in tobacco industry
Zamboanga Today OnlineMarch 2, 2012

Malacanang assured that the proposed sin tax law is designed to provide competition among all players in the tobacco industry. Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda issued the statement during the regular press briefing in Malacanang on Wednesday, ...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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Carried Interests Taxed as Capital Gain? It's Poetry
ForbesMarch 5, 2012

Should wealthy private equity and hedge fund managers get capital gain rates on their carried interests? Under current tax law, they clearly do. As the New York Times notes, what is ordinary income and what is capital gain is not always obvious.more »

Tax Planning
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BOB INGLE: Sweeney tax plan is more realistic
Cherry Hill Courier PostMarch 11, 2012

It seems that way with not one, not two, but three tax plans vying to pin the corsage on New Jersey taxpayers. Gov. Chris Christie wants a 10 percent across the board income tax cut that would apply to everyone paying income tax and be phased in over a ...more »

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