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Mississippi governor says voters should voluntarily show ID
Memphis Commercial AppealNovember 1, 2012

Mississippians in November 2011 approved a constitutional amendment to require each voter to show a driver's license or other photo identification before casting a ballot. Legislators voted early this year to put ID provisions into state law. However ...more »

Defense Department drops exclusive contract for BlackBerry
CNETNovember 1, 2012

According to Reuters, the Pentagon said it would still use "large numbers" of BlackBerry smartphones but that it was also asking other companies to apply for a government contract to provide software that is capable of monitoring, managing, and ...more »

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Audit Defence
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IRS not enforcing rules on churches and politics
Sandusky RegisterNovember 5, 2012

However, attorneys who specialize in tax law for religious groups, as well as advocacy groups who monitor the cases, say they know of no IRS inquiries in the past three years into claims of partisanship by houses of worship. IRS church audits are ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Maintain Foreign Payment and U.S. Tax Reporting Compliance with Tipalti ...
Sacramento BeeNovember 1, 2012

To comply with IRS regulations, companies that pay more than $600 a year to an independent contractor are required to keep on file IRS Form W-9 (Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification) for U.S. payees, or IRS Form W-8 (Certificate ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Medical community seeks early legislation
The Express TribuneNovember 8, 2012

The law will set responsibilities of doctors and patients and make it possible to inspect, audit and investigate health facilities. Dr Hashmi said that FIRs were being registered against healthcare personnel without proper investigation by police and ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Campaign for justices is on track to spend $5.5 million
Tampabay.comNovember 2, 2012

According to reports filed with the Florida Division of Elections and the IRS, lawyers are on track to raise $4 million to defend the justices in their bid to be remain on the court in the November retention campaign. The list of campaign contributions ...more »

Property Taxes
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Plugging tax loopholes
BusinessWorld Online EditionNovember 7, 2012

WHEN PRESIDENT Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III (or "Pnoy" for short) took office more than two years ago, one of his campaign promises was that he will not be enacting new tax laws, but will only be implementing tax laws which are already in place ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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After Tuesday, Serious Tax Talk
ArtvoiceNovember 1, 2012

it did once. Ronald Reagan signed off on killing the capital gains tax preference. Reagan signed a law that made capital gains taxable at the same rates as work income. Reagan's law topped out at a 28 percent capital gains rate. Today, that rate is 15 ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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State tax revenue up 10.3 percent in last four months
Radio IowaNovember 6, 2012

“Individual income tax revenue is the largest source of General Fund revenue and over the past six months gross individual income tax revenue increased 4.8 percent,” Robinson said in the video. “Sales and use tax revenue has shown a similar pattern ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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SC law limits any possible payouts in lawsuits over tax record hacking to $600000
The RepublicNovember 1, 2012

COLUMBIA, S.C. — One lawsuit already has been filed against South Carolina's revenue department over a hacking scandal that officials say affects millions of tax returns. But state law limits the amount that public agencies can be ordered to pay to ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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CVC detects Rs 1000 cr tax evasion in CWG projects
Business StandardNovember 4, 2012

The Central Vigilance Commission has detected tax evasion of about Rs 1,000 crore by government departments and private companies in carrying out Commonwealth Games-related works. Vigilance Commissioner R Srikumar said Rs 1,000 crore evasion ...more »

International Taxation
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Invading Your Privacy: The New ObamaCare Tax Form
Town HallNovember 1, 2012

ObamaCare is going to happen by law unless it is stopped and at this point, it doesn't look like that will happen. Americans for Tax Reform is giving us a look at the new ObamaCare tax form. On top of being long and complicated, the form requires ...more »

Tax Planning
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Taxpayer minefield
Reading EagleNovember 5, 2012

"It's never too soon to start doing tax planning because the reality is, once the ball drops on Dec. 31, it's too late to tax plan," said Joseph A. Pancerella, a certified public accountant, certified financial planner and personal financial specialist ...more »

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