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State AG files lawsuit against Tobacco King for false advertising of 'Spice'
kdvr.comOctober 1, 2013

DENVER — Colorado's Attorney General has filed a civil lawsuit against a Longmont store for selling a variety of products commonly known as Spice. The lawsuit is against Tobacco King owned by Sang Leaming. “Leaming and Tobacco King sold spice ...more »

Planning Commission finalises PPP tribunal bill draft
Economic TimesOctober 1, 2013

At present, all disputes in public contracts are resolved through the Arbitration Act of 1996. But the process of arbitration in India is marred by huge financial, legal and opportunity costs of locked investments because of the time taken to resolve...more »

Tax Law News and Stories

Audit Defence
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Seven stupid things the gov't spent money on during the shutdown
Daily CallerOctober 3, 2013

The Internal Revenue Service website will be active, but won't be updated — at least they're not auditing you. According to USA Today, even Capitol Hill's Twitter feed will be impacted. The newspaper reports that, “Twitter followers received a message ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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IRS Determined To Ramp Up Enforcement Of Worker Misclassification
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)October 11, 2013

In recent years, the IRS has increasingly focused on the compliance and enforcement of the misclassification of workers in industries such as construction, where the use of independent contractors is common. The determination of whether a ... Form SS-8 ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Audit critical of Jeff Davis practices
Knoe.comOctober 12, 2013

The audit found the jury did not deposit $70,880 in receipts in a timely manner and that one check was held as long as 10 months. An audit the previous year found the jury failed to deposit $7,742 swiftly enough, Krielow says. State law requires that ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Protecting The First Amendment From The IRS
Albany TribuneOctober 3, 2013

According to Cleta Mitchell, an experienced and highly respected lawyer who represents organizations seeking tax-exempt status, prior to 2010 when the improper IRS targeting began, it “would typically [take the IRS] three months to one year [to process ...more »

Property Taxes
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New Calif. law cuts property taxes for urban property owners who devote land ...
The RepublicOctober 3, 2013

LOS ANGELES — California cities hoping to promote community gardens and small-scale farms in urban areas are getting a boost from a new state law recently signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. The measure lets municipalities lower the assessed value — and ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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How health law affects tax law
Philly.comOctober 1, 2013

The penalty in 2014, which will be paid on your 2014 tax return, equals 1 percent of your annual 2014 income or $95 per person, whichever is higher. You pay a penalty for yourself, a spouse, and each dependent. The penalty for an uninsured dependent ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Elko Sales and Use Tax Levels Out -
KENV Channel 10October 12, 2013

Elko City Sales and Use Tax receipts have been flat the last couple of months, officials suggest the trend is related to a slowdown in the mining industry. City Councilman Rich Perry, a retired mining executive, says mines haven't been buying big ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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French President stands by soccer tax plan
State JournalOctober 25, 2013

Hollande told reporters at Friday's European Union summit that "the law must be the same for all" once the plan to implement a so-called 75-percent tax law on income above 1 million euros ($1.38 million) per year is approved. The law would mainly ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Former developer sentenced over massive tax evasion
New Zealand HeraldOctober 1, 2013

A former Wellington property developer has been sentenced at the Wellington District Court today for serial tax evasion totalling nearly $1 million. Paul Andre Kinsman was sentenced to 12 months home detention, 275 hours of community work and ordered ...more »

International Taxation
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The Tax Equation in the Health Care Law
New York Times (blog)October 2, 2013

Before the Affordable Care Act, the compensation for each additional hour of work by a midwage worker was, on average, split 55 percent for the employee and 45 percent for the government (the government got its part by receiving more taxes from the ...more »

Tax Planning
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Schenck to hold year-end tax planning workshop
Appleton Post CrescentOctober 25, 2013

Presenters will discuss tax changes for 2013 and 2014 and provide attendees with planning opportunities to help reduce tax liability. Topics will include changes to Wisconsin tax law, new Medicare taxes on wages and net investment income, depreciation ...more »

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