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Company IDs 7 killed in Afghanistan plane crash - KSAZ 10
MyFox PhoenixMay 1, 2013

DETROIT (AP) - The friend of one of seven Americans killed in a cargo plane crash near an Air Force base in Afghanistan described him as an experienced navigator who performed well under pressure. First Officer Jamie Brokaw, of Monroe, was among six ...more »

4 charged in Harvey triple homicide
WGNtv.comMay 1, 2013

Four men have been charged in a triple homicide that happened in south suburban Harvey in 2012. They are accused of killing a mother, a 8-year-old girl and a teenage boy. Donesha Weather, 28, was shot to death on October 24, 2010 when police say men ...more »

Tax Law News and Stories

Audit Defence
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What if you get audited?
Tampabay.comMay 12, 2013

With a "desk" audit, you may have to go to an IRS office and meet with a revenue agent. ... If amount is manageable β€” say, the IRS says you owe $1,500 β€” you can try to fight on your own, since hiring a good tax lawyer may well cost $1,500 or more ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Caribbean Bank Accounts Are Next on IRS Hit List - CNBC.com
CNBC.comMay 1, 2013

"The IRS has launched a compliance initiative to investigate U.S. taxpayers" with FCIB accounts "who have not been or may not be complying with U.S. internal revenue laws requiring the reporting of foreign financial accounts and income earned on those ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Audit finds Scott Walker's job creation agency repeatedly broke law
SalonMay 2, 2013

Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis.(Credit: AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast). Gov. Scott Walker's job creation agency has been plagued by repeated law-breaking and mismanagement, according to an audit released by the state's non-partisan Legislative Audit Bureau.more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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CEO-Worker Pay Ratio, BOE Policy, Solvency II Costs: Compliance
BloombergMay 1, 2013

Almost three years after Congress ordered public companies to reveal actual CEO-to-worker pay ratios under the Dodd-Frank law, the numbers remain unknown. As the Occupy Wall ... Germany's policy pits it against the European Central Bank, European ...more »

Property Taxes
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ANN ARBOR: Law firm Schiff Hardin adds attorneys
Heritage NewspapersMay 8, 2013

...real estate law on a national basis. She has represented a wide variety of clients, including buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, borrowers, lenders, developers, franchisors and franchisees in connection with office, industrial, retail ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Accountants briefed on new tax law - Gulf times
Gulf TimesMay 14, 2013

β€œThe current Income Tax Law has removed certain ambiguities associated with the previous law and has brought in certainty in treatment of many business transactions, which gave more clarity and confidence amongst both the new as well as the current ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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KASHOO ADDS PRINTING, INVOICE TEMPLATES TO IPAD APP
Accounting TodayMay 6, 2013

Bainbridge Island, Wash. -- Sales and use tax software provider Avalara has formed a strategic alliance with the Kansas Society of CPAs. The company will provide society members access to a sales and use and value-added tax portal with educational ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Local retailer: Internet sales tax could close small businesses
Frederick News Post (subscription)May 8, 2013

Kaye, co-owner of Terressentials Organic in Frederick, which does about 70 percent of its sales online, said such a law would put a burden on small enterprises. Small businesses do not have, nor can they afford, experts to interpret tax laws from 50 ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Singer Lauryn Hill faces tax evasion sentencing - News 12 Long Island
News 12 Long IslandMay 6, 2013

Singer Lauryn Hill faces tax evasion sentencing. Published: May 6, 2013 5:27 AM By The Associated Press. (AP) -- Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill is facing sentencing Monday in New Jersey on federal tax charges. Hill pleaded guilty last year to not ...more »

International Taxation
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Attempt to repeal Nebraska city sales tax law narrowly defeated, but another ...
The RepublicMay 16, 2013

LINCOLN, Nebraska β€” Lawmakers are slated to vote again on a failed attempt to repeal a Nebraska city sales tax law. Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha took aim at the law on Thursday, arguing that it disproportionately affects the poor. The law allows ...more »

Tax Planning
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Lapid to scrap plan to reduce companies tax
GlobesMay 6, 2013

We will change this law. I have sought legal advice, we will open dialogue with these companies, we have a common interest, and we will change the rules of the game consensually." As for aggressive tax planning, Lapid said, "We're going to places where ...more »

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