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PR Web (press release)March 1, 2012

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According to Rest Assured MC, Freezing Bed Bugs with Cryonite will Become One ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)March 1, 2012

As bed bug infestations continue to occur more frequently, pest control companies and property managers will be turning to Cryonite machines to freeze bed bugs and eliminate them from the properties says Lorne Chadnick of Rest Assured MC.more »

Tax Law News and Stories

Audit Defence
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Settlement agreement filed on legislative expenses
Arkansas Times (blog)March 9, 2012

In short, the state agrees that legislators in the future will be reimbursed only for actual expenses and they will be subject to audit. The suit argued that most legislators had been drawing flat monthly sums, without itemization, that amounted to ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Tax Hunt Pushes Global Wealthy Into Offshore Trusts for Children in U.S.
BloombergMarch 6, 2012

Multinational families increasingly are turning to high-end estate and tax planners to reduce tax bills when they shift money to children living in the US, whether or not their kids are US citizens. They're doing so as countries step up information ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Public company auditing needs improvement, says accountant
DesMoinesRegister.comMarch 3, 2012

Auditing can improve, Hanson admits, and the board offers four possible reforms. First, audit reports should be more detailed, he said. Audit reports are usually a boilerplate three paragraphs saying “pass” or “fail.” “Shareholders are saying, 'We're ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Loan fraud probe branches out
Modesto BeeMarch 4, 2012

Federal investigators are looking into whether other individuals improperly claimed $8000 tax credits meant for first-time homebuyers. "The mortgage fraud investigations have revealed other potential criminal activity," said Assistant US Attorney Steve ...more »

Property Taxes
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Cash-strapped Italy looks to tax church-owned properties
The Christian CenturyMarch 5, 2012

15, the government of Prime Minister Mario Monti announced it wants to revise rules on the tax-exempt status of church-owned commercial property. Though the exemption also applies to other not-for-profit entities, such as trade unions, ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Law provides dollar-for-dollar tax credit
YourWestValley.comMarch 1, 2012

Jan Brewer signed legislation Wednesday to allow individuals to divert more money they would otherwise owe the state to instead help children attend private and parochial schools. The new law provides a dollar-for-dollar income tax credit of up to $500 ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Veterans may get sales tax holiday
Sparta ExpositorMarch 1, 2012

Each retailer making exempt sales under this bill must report the amount of the sales to the commissioner of revenue on the retailer's sales and use tax returns. The exemption under this bill would be subject to the same restrictions and requirements ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Tax Auth Unhappy with Lack of Cash Register Servicing
Addis FortuneMarch 5, 2012

The nation's tax laws subject taxpayers who fail to let cash register machines in their possession go through annual servicing at suppliers' facilities to penalties. Ironically, the 11 suppliers active in the market do not have either the resources or ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Tax evasion: A guesstimate
Financial Express BangladeshMarch 6, 2012

The TJN report said the incidence of tax evasion is the highest in the world's wealthiest nation, the United States. The situation, according to the report, is far better in the case of Bangladesh which is placed at 65th position out of 145 countries, ...more »

International Taxation
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Group backs reform of sin tax law
Philippine StarMarch 1, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – A public advocacy and economic development organization here supported the position of President Benigno Aquino III to reform the country's sin tax law. This as the Aquino administration aimed to hike the revenue collections ...more »

Tax Planning
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How to plan for expiring tax provisions in an election year
Smart Business NetworkMarch 1, 2012

“Discuss your plans with your tax adviser and look at the tax implications in light of the expected changes. This will require more time, energy and communication than in the past with respect to tax planning for 2012 and beyond.more »

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