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Mum loses custody of Modern Family star
The West AustralianAugust 1, 2013

According to TMZ: "Chrystal filed documents recently asking to get her daughter back - after the court stripped her of custody last year -- but the judge in the case refused ... extending the temporary guardianship of Ariel's older sister Shanelle ...more »

SC Law Firm Assists the Underserved in Greenville and Beyond
GreenvilleAugust 1, 2013

We are a nation pledged to equal justice under the law. However, justice can come with a price tag. Attorney fees, court fees, and filing fees shut off many low-income Americans from access to the courts. According to the national Legal Services ...more »

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Audit Defence
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House subpoenas Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew for IRS documents
Washington TimesAugust 2, 2013

Daniel Werfel, the acting commissioner President Obama tapped to lead the agency, said they are working as fast as they can to produce materials, including having detailed 70 of the agency's 1,600 lawyers to work full time on reviewing documents to see ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Healthcare Legal News - August 7, 2013 • Volume 3, Number 2
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)August 8, 2013

On July 9, 2013, the IRS issued Notice 2013-45 which provides additional information regarding the delay in the information reporting and employer shared responsibility provisions of the ACA announced earlier in July. Notice 2013-45 does not provide ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Takeaways From the NSA Audit: They Broke the Law
In The CapitalAugust 16, 2013

Overall, the internal audit cites 2,776 instances of "unauthorized collection, storage, access to or distribution of legally protected communications." Of these, 195 violate the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act while the rest are in violation of ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Surprising Ways Taxpayers Get in Trouble With the IRS
Equities.comAugust 28, 2013

If you're a tax lawyer and trade haircuts with your barber for doing his/her tax return, the FMV of the haircuts is taxable when your hair hits the barber's floor. There is nothing wrong with barter deals but keep in mind that they are usually taxable ...more »

Property Taxes
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Maine House Speaker Proposes to Boost Property Tax Relief
MPBN NewsAugust 9, 2013

As part of the complex budget negotiations of this past sessionin Augusta, Maine lawmakers repealed the Property Tax and Rent Refund Program - more commonly know as the Circuit Breaker program - and replaced it with a less costly property tax credit ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Indian American setting up Indian company? Watch out for US tax law
Economic TimesAugust 21, 2013

For starters, the CFC will not automatically get exemption from taxation in the US on income earned in India. So the first thing you need to check is whether the company you set up in India is a CFC. Broadly put, a foreign corporation is a CFC if on ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Fitch Affirms North Ogden City, UT's Sales Tax Revenue Bonds at 'AA'; Outlook ...
MarketWatch (press release)August 5, 2013

The bonds are secured by an irrevocable first lien on all of the city's sales and use tax revenues. The sales and use tax is levied at the maximum 1% rate, collected by the state, and remitted to the city monthly based on a redistributive formula that ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Cayman Islands, US reach pact to fight tax evasion
ReutersAugust 14, 2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has cut a deal with the Cayman Islands that will smooth implementation in the Caribbean island nation of a new U.S. anti-tax evasion law, while pressuring other low-tax and no-tax countries to follow suit ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Norway oil fund concerned about tax evasion
ReutersAugust 9, 2013

Tackling corporate tax evasion has become a hot political issue internationally, with the European Union estimating that hundreds of billions of euros are lost each year at a time when member countries are trying to cut their public deficits. "Tax...more »

International Taxation
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Massachusetts tax law changes could create accounting headaches for NH ...
Concord MonitorAugust 19, 2013

Basically, the tech tax is an extension of Massachusetts's 6.25 percent sales and use tax to cover certain computer and software services. . . . We obviously don't have a sales and use tax here in New Hampshire, but historically, those states that had ...more »

Tax Planning
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Mayor: City plans no tax increase
Huntsville ItemAugust 6, 2013

As defined by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, the effective tax rate is a calculated rate that would provide the taxing unit with about the same amount of revenue it received in the year before on properties taxed in both years. If property ...more »

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