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Nigerian TribuneMarch 1, 2012

OPERATIVES of the dreaded Islamic militant sect, Boko Haram are said to have started combing fertiliser markets in search of materials to be used for bombs following the decision of security agencies to tighten rules on use of dynamites and explosives.more »

AMR wins right to hire bankruptcy advisers
CBS NewsMarch 1, 2012

FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines says a federal judge approved its hiring of legal, business and financial advisers to help steer the company through reorganization under bankruptcy protection. Sean Collins, a spokesman for American parent AMR ...more »

Tax Law News and Stories

Audit Defence
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When Do You Need to Hire a Tax Attorney?
JD Supra (press release)March 26, 2012

First and foremost, you need a tax lawyer if you have a dispute with the Internal Revenue Service. Most tax disputes arise in the form of an audit of one or several past tax returns. If the IRS notifies you of an audit, you should hire a tax attorney ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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‎Manny Pacquiao in legal troubles, Discrepancies with his taxes
Examiner.comMarch 9, 2012

Philippines tax officials have filed a criminal complaint against Manny for failing to fully comply with tax investigators. According to a Wednesday March 7th report by BoxingScene.com, Pacquiao could face up to two years in jail if prosecutors are ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Audit on ethnicity in State bodies out next week
Capital FM KenyaMarch 1, 2012

The chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Equal Opportunities Mohamed Affey said they wanted to know whether parastatals and tertiary institutions have complied with the law that requires equitable distribution of jobs, according to ethnic ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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IRS agent sentenced to two years for prostitution
KRNV My News 4March 5, 2012

(KRNV & MyNews4.com) - Kemp Shiffer, an IRS agent, has been sentenced to 24 months in jail with no parole. The sentence will be followed by 10 years probation. RENO, Nev. (AP) 58-year-old Shiffer plead guilty in November to transporting a California ...more »

Property Taxes
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Judge Rules in Favor of Convention Center Tax Vote
San Diego Reader (blog)March 1, 2012

The concerns over CCFD's legality are that state law requires all taxes be approved by a two-thirds vote of the qualified electorate, and this tax would not be submitted to all voters, only to hotel property owners affected by it.more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Allentown arena zone's local tax take will be higher
Allentown Morning CallMarch 3, 2012

Allentown's one-of-a-kind arena financing zone could sweep up more than twice the local tax dollars — including earned income taxes owed outside municipalities — than city officials have estimated. City finance director Garret Strathearn told ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Super Tuesday Republican Primary and $32400000 Floyd County SPLOST Vote
Rome News WireMarch 2, 2012

The SPLOST Referendum reads “Shall a special 1 percent sales and use tax be imposed in Floyd County for a period of time not to exceed nine (9) consecutive calendar quarters to raise an estimated $32400000 for the purpose of providing funds to pay or ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Governor signs private school tax credit bill into law
Tucson CitizenMarch 1, 2012

Private-school scholarship contributions do not go directly from the state to a private school. To avoid constitutional prohibitions, the original 1997 tax-credit law created private non-profit school-tuition organizations, or STOs, to collect the ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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State: Massage Parlors Didn't Pay Taxes
WRTV IndianapolisMarch 2, 2012

The Indiana Attorney General's Office said Daily Spa, in the 2600 block of 25th Street, and Ping Spa, in the 1600 block of Central Avenue, haven't paid sales taxes, violating state law. Charges of corrupt business influence and tax evasion have been ...more »

International Taxation
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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 Planning
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Introducing RAF Strategies, Experts on Insurance Strategies for Retirement ...
MarketWatch (press release)March 2, 2012

Mr. Fink works with individual investors and financial advisors to design beneficial policies that meet financial goals and comply with complex IRS regulations. Rob's experience as an attorney specializing in tax law and estate planning for 14 years ...more »

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