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Foreign investments "fundamental source" of growth, says Italian minister
GlobalPostJune 1, 2014

TRENTO, Italy, May 31 (Xinhua) -- Foreign investments are a "fundamental source of growth" for Italy, Italian Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan told Xinhua on Saturday. Padoan, who was the former chief economist at the Organization for Economic ...more »

Charge Blair with contempt of Parliament - only then will we know if he lied ...
Daily MailJune 1, 2014

Sir John Chilcot's Iraq Inquiry was expected to report in 2010. But since then, he has been locked in a dispute with Cabinet Secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood over which Government documents could be released as part of his final report. Sir John's position ...more »

Tax Law News and Stories

Audit Defence
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At Greenwich breakfast, talk of playing defense against the IRS
CT PostJune 5, 2014

That question was the point of Thursday morning's panel, one of a series of breakfasts covering legal issues put on by international law firm Withers Bergman, which has a Greenwich office at 660 Steamboat Road. The topic Thursday was "eggshell" tax ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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H&R Block's (HRB) CEO Bill Cobb on Q4 2014 Results - Earnings Call ...
Seeking AlphaJune 11, 2014

Total IRS filings return to historical norms and exceeded our expectations, with returns up 1.4% from last year. The assisted category as a whole was essentially flat, .... Though 8 million people enrolled for these changes in 2014, the CVO has ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Big Four Audit Firms in China in Settlement Talks With SEC Enforcers
Wall Street JournalJune 2, 2014

An SEC administrative law judge issued the suspension in January after the firms refused to give the SEC some documents it had sought from them about Chinese audit clients who are under SEC investigation. The firms refused to hand over the documents ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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The Legal Broadcast Network
Legal Broadcast Network (blog)June 3, 2014

In most cases, the IRS has three years to audit taxpayers, after which time they are usually safe. But not always, as tax lawyer Rob Wood points out in his Forbes article, “IRS Can Only Go Back 3 Years, Right? How About 10 Years Or Forever.” Rob Wood.more »

Property Taxes
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Quinn signs pension reform bill, urges no property tax hike
Chicago Sun-TimesJune 9, 2014

Although Quinn urged the mayor to rule out property taxes, the Rauner campaign argued that the governor “broke yet another promise” by signing the Chicago pension bill into law “thereby forcing City Hall to raise property taxes on hardworking ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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The Noto decision and double state income taxation of dual residents
OUPblog (blog)June 2, 2014

In a recent article in the Florida Tax Review, I argue that, as a matter of both tax policy and constitutional law, it is time to apportion state personal income taxes to eliminate the double state income taxation of dual residents like the Notos. As ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Actor Zoren Legaspi denies tax evasion
BusinessWorld Online EditionJune 6, 2014

ACTOR Zoren G. Legaspi on Friday denied attempting to evade paying taxes due to the government, claiming he did not have enough knowledge on taxation and entrusted his tax payments to his former accountant. "For purposes of tax compliance, my former ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Many short-sellers are caught in tax-code limbo
The Seattle TimesJune 8, 2014

... the law allows qualified owners who receive debt cancellations from lenders through short sales, foreclosures and loan modifications to be exempt from the federal tax code's standard requirement: Any amount of debt that is forgiven by a creditor...more »

Tax Planning
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Tax advice for Pennsylvania's LGBT spouses-to-Be
Philadelphia Business Journal (blog)June 2, 2014

Perhaps most importantly, with the law in Pennsylvania now settled, Pennsylvania LGBT couples need to look at income tax planning, estate tax planning, gift planning and other aspects of their wills, trusts and joint decisions with essentially the same ...more »

International Taxation
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Report: IRS Sent Database Containing Confidential Taxpayer Information to FBI
National Review Online (blog)June 9, 2014

The Internal Revenue Service may have been caught violating federal tax law: In October 2010, the agency sent a database on 501(c)(4) social-welfare groups containing confidential taxpayer information to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according ...more »

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