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Man indicted on terror charges in NYC bomb case
Wall Street JournalMarch 1, 2012

The effort culminated "in the successful construction of one explosive device and the attempted construction of two others," it says. Most terror cases are federal, but this one was brought under a state terror law passed after the Sept. 11 attacks.more »

Court rules on enforcement of foreign arbitral award
International Law OfficeMarch 1, 2012

The arbitration clause in the contract provided that if the defendant was the complainant in the dispute, the dispute was to be referred for final resolution to the International Commercial Arbitration Court (ICAC) at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce ...more »

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Audit Defence
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MyTaxAuction Professionals Increase Savings Through Tax Planning
WebWire (press release)March 12, 2012

MyTaxAuction.com) helps people understand the importance of correctly filing taxes and tax planning in their new eBook, “5 ½ Reasons you LOSE MONEY Preparing Your Own Taxes”. March 12, 2012 –Tax planning is an important element in saving money ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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IRS issues W-2 reporting guidance
Employee Benefit NewsMarch 1, 2012

Most employers must comply with these reporting requirements beginning with the 2012 calendar year. * The "small employer" exception from the reporting requirements will not apply to an employer who filed fewer than 250 Forms W-2 only because the ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Violations of policy, law revealed in Questa audit
Taosnews.comMarch 2, 2012

“We are unaware of any legal authority that supports the village attorney's claim that a councilor can 'wrongly abstain,'” the auditor responded. Another finding relates to procurement. Of 272 disbursements tested, the audit states, eight lacked a ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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More plea deals expected in unlawful takeovers of HOAs
Las Vegas Review - JournalMarch 2, 2012

Intelligence detectives, FBI agents and IRS agents are working hand-in-hand in the investigation with prosecutors from the Justice Department's Fraud Section in Washington, DC The Nevada US attorney's office has removed itself from the investigation ...more »

Property Taxes
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SC tax reform proposals eliminate most sales tax exemptions
The Augusta ChronicleMarch 5, 2012

But legislators may feel compelled to act by what the chairman of the caucus' 18-member tax study committee called a perfect storm for an overhaul: a lawsuit on sales tax exemptions before the state Supreme Court, recommendations from a yearlong tax ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Budget 2012: Parliamentary panel recommends hiking income tax exemption limit ...
Economic TimesMarch 3, 2012

NEW DELHI: The Parliamentary standing committee on finance has recommended an increase in basic tax exemption limit to Rs 3 lakh and another Rs 3.20 lakh rebate for eligible investments and spending in its report on the direct taxes code, or DTC.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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Heated debate delivers tax assistance law
swissinfo.chMarch 1, 2012

In a lengthy and at times passionate debate which included discussion of some two dozen proposed amendments, the House of Representatives voted 113 to 58 on Wednesday to pass the government's proposed law on administrative assistance in taxation ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Medvedev orders Khodorkovsky review
GlobalPostMarch 5, 2012

Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev ordered a review of ex-oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky's convictions, which include fraud, tax evasion, theft and money laundering, and were believed by many to be politically motivated. People hold portraits of ...more »

International Taxation
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The tax implications of headhunting in the NFL
msnbc.comMarch 4, 2012

The Canadian tax laws allow for a deduction for fines and penalties “provided the action giving rise to the penalty was done to earn business income.” Note to self: those involved in potentially immoral yet not necessarily illegal activities should ...more »

Tax Planning
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Special report: End of tax year planning
Money MarketingMarch 6, 2012

Technical Connection sets out a game plan for tax-saving opportunities as the end of the tax year looms. The run-up to the end of the tax year is a good time to consider tax planning to maximise the use of an individual's allowances, ...more »

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