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Recent Copyright Cases Filed in Georgia - December 2013
The National Law ReviewJanuary 1, 2014

On December 9, 2013, Grandparent Gift Co. of Alpharetta, Georgia (“Grandparent Gift”) filed a complaint alleging copyright infringement and unfair competition under Georgia's Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act (O.C.G.A. § 10-1-370 et seq.) and under ...more »

New IRS guidelines could end automatic dining gratituity
wtvr.comJanuary 1, 2014

RICHMOND, VA (WTVR) — The IRS has issued new guidelines that take effect starting January 1, 2014 that could end the “automatic tip” at many restaurants. The reason? If a restaurant wants a tip to be added automatically, such as in the event of a ...more »

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Audit Defence
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Bigotry Watch: Chuck Norris, Or US News and World Report? UPDATED
Patheos (blog)January 8, 2014

From his mystical fingertips to the minions at the IRS's audit list: Obama Bullying Nuns (Part 1). Check it out, ... And where is President Obama — the so-called constitutional lawyer living in our White House — during the whole debate? Coming out to ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Lift stay of Obamacare contraception mandate in nuns' case, Supreme Court told
Alaska DispatchJanuary 5, 2014

“[The Little Sisters] claim a right to extraordinary relief even though compliance with the procedure they challenge will not result in anyone else's provision of the items and services to which applicants object,” he said. Rienzi countered that the ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Income Tax law should be lawyers' prerogative: BCI
The HinduJanuary 1, 2014

The panel, after examining the provisions of the Advocates Act, the Income Tax Act and the Chartered Accountants law, opined that the Legislature had provided a special class of persons to practise law under the Advocates Act. “When the Institute of ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Filmmaker prosecution revives accusations of conservative targeting
Fox NewsJanuary 27, 2014

"If, as alleged, the defendant directed others to make contributions to a Senate campaign and reimbursed them, that is a serious violation of federal campaign finance laws," he said in a statement. Prosecutors occasionally bring federal campaign ...more »

Property Taxes
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Today is the deadline for businesses to apply for new property tax credit
Cedar Valley Daily TimesJanuary 15, 2014

At this past legislative session Iowa passed, and the Governor signed, into law Senate File 295 that pertains to the commercial property taxes. The law, now codified as Iowa Code Chapter 426C, involves a number of changes to the property tax system, ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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6 Critical Changes to Note When Filing Your 2013 Taxes
U.S. News & World ReportJanuary 21, 2014

Changes were minimal this year and, unlike in 2012, Congress did not muck up the system with a lot of new last-minute laws. Still, some taxpayers will see changes in 2013 and, if you're in certain categories, you'll feel those changes. "People in high ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Long Beach City Council has full plate in first meeting of 2014
Long Beach Press-TelegramJanuary 4, 2014

—Council members will debate two versions of a medical marijuana tax that could be placed on the April 8 ballot. The ballot measure was ... One taxing option to be considered is a 6 percent rate on grass sales, with an annual consumer price index ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Globalists Exploit New US Tax Law for World Taxation Regime
The New AmericanJanuary 7, 2014

Socialist luminaries and international bureaucrats at various outfits funded primarily by U.S. taxpayers are seizing on a “devastating” new American taxation scheme, known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, or FATCA, to help foist a radical tax ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Beanie Babies Creator Wants No Prison Time For Tax Evasion
Law360 (subscription)January 2, 2014

Law360, Washington (January 02, 2014, 5:51 PM ET) -- Billionaire Beanie Babies creator H. Ty Warner on Tuesday asked an Illinois federal judge not to impose prison time for his federal tax crime, after pleading guilty to hiding $3.1 million in income ...more »

International Taxation
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Peso Ascends, Colorado Pot, Tax Code Forecast: Compliance
Bloomberg LawJanuary 2, 2014

Mexico's peso is poised to close 2013 as Latin America's best-performing major currency after lawmakers approved legal changes for the energy, financial and telecommunications industries to bolster economic growth. A yearlong legislative push in 2013 ...more »

Tax Planning
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When Can I File My 2013 Tax Return?
Patch.comJanuary 11, 2014

The IRS noted that several options are available to help taxpayers prepare for the 2014 tax season and get their refunds as easily as possible. New year-end tax planning information has been added to IRS.gov this week. In addition, many software ...more »

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