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Akande: FAAN Should Respect Sanctity of Contracts
THISDAY LiveMarch 1, 2013

The Federal Government should prevail on civil servants to respect the rule of law and also respect all contract agreements they entered into with the private sector, to encourage investments and to encourage Public Private Partnership (PPP) in the ...more »

Coalition 'half-pregnant' on IR: Shorten
The Australian Financial ReviewMarch 1, 2013

Business groups warn the federal government and opposition must stop delaying reforms to the Fair Work Act, calling for industrial relations law reform to restore strength to the Australian economy. As Labor accused the opposition on Friday of hiding ...more »

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Audit Defence
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Editorial: Wildenthal backers pick and choose facts to exonerate
Dallas Morning NewsMarch 2, 2013

James P. Joseph, a Washington, D.C., lawyer who serves on an IRS advisory panel on tax-exempt and government entities, in reviewing the UT System report. Corrections and Clarifications. Did you see something wrong in this story, or something missing?more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Swiss Bank Wegelin to Pay $58M for Conspiring to Evade Taxes
Accounting TodayMarch 5, 2013

Wegelin pleaded guilty in January to one count of conspiracy to defraud the IRS, file false federal income tax returns, and evade federal income taxes before Judge Rakoff (see Swiss Bank Wegelin to Pay $74M to Settle Tax Charges). ... Assistant ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Audit: Wis. medical malpractice fund healthy
Wisconsin Law JournalMarch 8, 2013

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A new report says Wisconsin's medical malpractice insurance fund is rebounding from a massive transfer and the economic downturn. The Legislative Audit Bureau released a study Friday that found the fund's net asset balance stood at ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Attorney Angela S. Bryson has Achieved the AV Preeminent Rating - the Highest ...
MarketWatch (press release)March 6, 2013

LAFAYETTE, La., March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Angela S. Bryson, a lawyer based in Lafayette, Louisiana whose primary area of practice is Tax Law, has earned the AV Preeminent� rating from Martindale-Hubbell�. Martindale-Hubbell, a ...more »

Property Taxes
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Businesses say property tax repeal would lead to investment
The Idaho StatesmanMarch 4, 2013

... would see no relief because their operating property far exceeds $100,000 in taxes. What's more, that 2008 law wouldn't exempt property owned by the utilities, railroads or telephone companies. ... The Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry, of ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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New Ways to Minimize Income Taxes for Estates, Trusts and Beneficiaries
Accounting TodayMarch 1, 2013

Whether you are a fiduciary or beneficiary of an estate or trust, or one of their advisors, you should take note of some of the more important changes under the new income tax laws, as well as strategies that can be employed to minimize the tax.For ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Idaho House Committee 'Likes' Cloud-Computing Tax Break
Boise WeeklyMarch 7, 2013

"We truly feel that this is a service and shouldn't be taxed," said Natalie Shores, director of finance and administration for WhiteCloud Analytics. And attorney Rick Smith, partner at Boise-based Hawley Troxell Law, who helped craft the legislation ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Michelle Steel: State gas tax law a complicated mess
OCRegisterMarch 7, 2013

In 2010, the Legislature passed a law that turned the tax on gasoline into a complicated mess and saddled the Board of Equalization with a requirement to adjust excise tax rates on gas every year. Because of this law, known as the Gas Tax Swap, the ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Ex-lawyer jailed in largest US tax fraud
WA todayMarch 3, 2013

A former Chicago lawyer who participated in what authorities have called the largest tax fraud in US history has been sentenced to eight years in prison. A judge on Friday called the scheme to help wealthy clients escape millions of dollars in taxes ...more »

International Taxation
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New Motor Vehicle Tax Law Effective March 1, 2013
Patch.comMarch 1, 2013

A new law that changes the way motor vehicles are taxed in Georgia goes into effect today. Motor vehicles purchased on or after March 1, 2013 and titled in Georgia will be exempt from sales and use tax and the annual ad valorem tax known as the ...more »

Tax Planning
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Annuities and Taxes, Pt. 1: Contract Payments
AdvisorOneMarch 5, 2013

Tax Planning 2013 As part of AdvisorOne's Special Report, 20 Days of Tax Planning Advice for 2013, throughout the month of March 2013, we are partnering with our Summit Business Media sister service, Tax Facts Online, to take a deeper dive into certain ...more »

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