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Conflict laws different for Citizens Property Insurance
MiamiHerald.comJune 1, 2014

Florida's ethics laws ban state employees from going to work for a company for two years if their duties for the state job involved a contract related to that company. But Citizens, the state-run insurer of last resort, reads the statute more narrowly ...more »

In the Spotlight: Peoria Council should reject water franchise revise
Peoria Journal StarJune 1, 2014

Lastly, we question whether the Council has enough information to understand the short-term and long-term implications of significantly revising the franchise agreement that has protected Peorians since 1889. Regarding the cost of water in Peoria ...more »

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Audit Defence
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IABC, PRSA Cave to Association Culture
O'Dwyer's PR NewsJune 9, 2014

The association culture leans heavily on lawyers for advice, sometimes choosing what is technically legal (such as withholding IRS Form 990 until the last few days) rather than doing what is ethical (providing financials soon after the close of the ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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2014 Mid-year Tax Planning
Business West (blog)June 17, 2014

After the Tax Court interpreted the rule differently in its Bobrow decision (TC Memo 2014-21), the IRS decided to treat all of your IRAs as one IRA for the purposes of the one-year waiting period. However, the IRS says it will not apply this more ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Yacolt suit against State Auditor's Office dismissed
The ColumbianJune 8, 2014

Thomas Shapely, a spokesman for the auditor's office, issued this statement after the town agreed to accept the dismissal: “The Superior Court earlier ruled that there was no basis in law for the suit and the town has agreed not to appeal. We are ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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US Claims Tax Lawyer Cheated IRS Out of $130 Million
MoneynewsJune 5, 2014

The U.S. government sued a New York tax lawyer on Wednesday for allegedly cheating the Internal Revenue Service out of $130 million by engineering and concealing from investigators dozens of illegal tax schemes on behalf of clients. In a civil lawsuit, ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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City of Tulsa reports increase in sales tax revenue
KRMGJune 16, 2014

Also, use tax revenues totaled $1,883,622, which is up 9.3 percent from the same period a year ago, but 2 percent below budget estimates for the month. Year-to-date use tax collections are up 12.1 percent for this fiscal year compared to last fiscal ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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FinMin may drop retro tax law to end Voda row
Business StandardJune 2, 2014

Telecom major Vodafone's long-pending tax dispute with the government might be heading for a resolution, with the finance ministry considering changing the Income-Tax Act's retrospective amendment and taxing indirect transfer of assets prospectively ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Former Bayern president Hoeness starts prison term for tax evasion
FOXSports.comJune 2, 2014

MUNICH (AP) Former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has started serving his prison sentence for tax evasion. Hoeness was convicted in March of evading taxes on a private bank account in Switzerland and sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison.more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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GOP Says Tax Man Cometh for Health Law Enrollees
Wall Street Journal (blog)June 10, 2014

Republican lawmakers on Tuesday warned that Americans getting larger health-insurance subsidies than they should under the Affordable Care Act will face a tax hit come April. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the agency overseeing the ...more »

Tax Planning
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Whew! Pa. is not planning to repeat this state's supply-side tax slashing mess ...
The Patriot-NewsJune 16, 2014

One state is getting special attention because it embraced the beloved conservative proposition that cutting taxes actually increases government revenue. At the urging of Republican Gov. Sam Brownback, Kansas slashed its income tax rates, trimmed its ...more »

International Taxation
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FinMin may drop retro tax law to end Voda row
Business StandardJune 2, 2014

Telecom major Vodafone's long-pending tax dispute with the government might be heading for a resolution, with the finance ministry considering changing the Income-Tax Act's retrospective amendment and taxing indirect transfer of assets prospectively ...more »

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