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Phoenix parents accused of leaving toddlers home alone
MyFox PhoenixOctober 1, 2013

Phoenix lawyer pleads guilty in fatal hit-and-run · Phoenix lawyer pleads guilty in fatal hit-and-run. A Phoenix lawyer has pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an injury accident and a misdemeanor count of DUI. A Phoenix lawyer has pleaded guilty to ...more »

Chevron Seeks to Avoid Jury Trial for Its Ecuador Suit
Wall Street JournalOctober 1, 2013

Representatives of the Ecuadorians acknowledge they submitted materials to a court-appointed expert, arguing this was legal and practiced by both parties in the Ecuador case. They contend that the ... This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use ...more »

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Audit Defence
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66 questions and answers about the government shutdown
The TennesseanOctober 1, 2013

The IRS will suspend all audit activities. ... A 19th-century federal law forbids volunteers because the government doesn't want them filing claims for back pay after the shutdown is over, according to a legal analysis by Washington attorney Raymond ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Obamacare Exemptions To Affordable Care Act Fines Exist, But Only For Certain ...
The InquisitrOctober 1, 2013

Of course, even a government shutdown won't stop Obamacare since the IRS and state governments will remain operating in addition to three-quarters of Federal employees who are considered indispensable. The Obamacare marketplace under ... Another set of ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Audit says Kinder 'Waste' web site not authorized
Jefferson City News TribuneOctober 3, 2013

Peter Kinder doesn't have the legal authority to investigate the public's concerns about government waste, nor to create his planned “Missouri Waste Report” web site, a state audit report said. Additionally, the report released this morning said ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Shutdown Leaves Some U.S. Taxpayers Defenseless Against IRS
Carbonated.tvOctober 3, 2013

Some IRS tax collectors who pursue individuals and businesses that are delinquent are working through the shutdown, but IRS staff who help these taxpayers defend themselves from collectors have been furloughed, lawyers said. "The IRS can levy, but we ...more »

Property Taxes
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Wisconsin Legislature expected to act quickly on tax break
Milwaukee Journal SentinelOctober 14, 2013

To deliver the tax cut on December's property tax bills, Republicans are seeking to shoot the bill through the Legislature this week. Even so, the bill would still have to push back the deadlines in state law for state and local school officials to ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Tax law changes drive need to review estate planning (Stewart Welch)
al.comOctober 10, 2013

Furthermore, if substantial net worth is involved, then the planning necessarily must deal with the federal estate tax and the federal and state income tax laws. New tax laws provide another reason to review documents in place or to have documents ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Cave City approves first ever sales tax after close vote
KAITOctober 9, 2013

According to the Sharp County clerk's office, only 94 people cast their ballots in favor of the proposed one percent sales and use tax, while 83 voted against it. The town held a special election Tuesday to determine the fate of the sale tax. City ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Tax Law Update: October 2013
WealthManagement.comOctober 2, 2013

29, 2013), the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service ruled that same-sex couples will be considered “married” for federal tax purposes if they're lawfully married under state law based on the state of the “celebration” (that ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Beanie Babies Creator Cries, Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion
DailyFinanceOctober 2, 2013

Kevin Horan, Time Life Pictures/Getty ImagesBeanie Babies creator H. Ty Warner CHICAGO -- The billionaire who created Beanie Babies has pleaded guilty to a tax evasion charge that could send him to prison for years. H. Ty Warner broke down crying in ...more »

International Taxation
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SEC: Apple's tax dodging is perfectly legal
BGROctober 7, 2013

Stashing profits in offshore havens to avoid taxes might look unseemly but it also happens to be perfectly legal. Per AllThingsD, it seems that the Securities and Exchange Commission has finished its investigation of Apple's tax avoidance practices and ...more »

Tax Planning
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Thomson Reuters Experts Discuss Year-End Tax-Planning...
MarketWatchOctober 7, 2013

NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Thomson Reuters expert tax analysts have compiled year-end tax tips for individuals, small businesses, corporations, and their tax advisors. Details are available in the following press releases. For ...more »

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