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Probe leads to seven stolen vehicles, two arrests in Stanislaus County
Modesto BeeNovember 1, 2014

The task force was conducting a follow-up investigation into the theft of a 2006 Ford E-350 flatbed truck and a commercial pressure washer at a home on Moffett Road in Turlock. At the home, the investigators spotted a stolen 2004 Ford Winnebago motor ...more »

Brewster has three in Assembly race
Wicked Local BrewsterNovember 1, 2014

"Restructuring is the biggest issue," Klump said. "There are three county commissioners, there ... "The only issues are the budget, reorganization and how we can address better funding for wastewater, " Lewis said. "I'd like to see the commissioners ...more »

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Audit Defence
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Real Estate Seminar In CT: The Complete Path To Getting Richer Quicker
RealEstateRama (press release)November 17, 2014

How to Set up and Operate Your Real Estate LLC for Maximum Legal Protection, Tax Savings and IRS Audit Proofing – Save $1,000's – WITHOUT Expensive Lawyers. With Al Aiello, number 1 speaker on Wealth Protection in the country. * PLUS: Includes ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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IRS Simplifies Filing for Americans in Canadian Retirement Plans
ThinkAdvisorNovember 6, 2014

Many taxpayers, the IRS says, also failed to comply with another requirement: “that they file Form 8891 each year reporting details about each RRSP and RRIF, including contributions made, income earned and distributions made.” This requirement, the IRS ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Bicentennial event audit required
Tribune-ReviewNovember 11, 2014

The Valley Independent late last week filed a request under the Pennsylvania Open Records Law for a copy of the exit audit an accounting firm performed on financial records for the Belle Vernon Borough Bicentennial Committee fund. The request noted ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Questions About Sharpton's Finances Accompany His Rise in Influence
New York TimesNovember 18, 2014

Everything else, including some of his suits, was owned by a for-profit business, Revals Communications, he said. He testified that he put nearly all of his $73,000 in take-home pay from the National Action Network into Revals, which in turn paid many ...more »

Property Taxes
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Homeowners sold out by cities? Investors foreclose on tax liens
New England Center for Investigative ReportingNovember 23, 2014

While towns have the legal power to seize homes in tax default and charge interest, consumer advocates say, for-profit companies have more incentive to foreclose and impose high interest rates. The Boston-based National Consumer Law Center has been ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Gahanna leaders reviewing city tax code after judgment for plaintiffs
ThisWeekNewsNovember 5, 2014

Gahanna leaders are in the process of reviewing the city's entire tax code and offering residents opportunities to provide input prior to the beginning of a legislative process. A third public hearing will be held at 5:30 p.m. today. (Nov. 6) in the ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Rep. Simmons files HB 373 to increase transportation funding
Star Local MediaNovember 27, 2014

State Representative Ron Simmons filed House Bill 373 to direct motor vehicle sales, rental and use tax collections to the State Highway Fund. Currently, the majority of motor vehicle sales tax collections are deposited to the state's General Revenue ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Voters Repeal Law Tying Gas Tax Hikes To Inflation
CBS LocalNovember 5, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts voters have repealed a law that ties future increases in the state's gasoline tax to inflation. The indexing provision was part of a 2013 transportation financing law that included a 3-cent increase in the gas tax to 24 ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Palmer real estate agent gets prison for tax evasion
Allentown Morning CallNovember 3, 2014

"I always thought I could take care of it," Zawarski said of the $131,349 tax debt she admitted in August that she had dodged. She pleaded guilty to a single count of tax evasion, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison. "It was never ...more »

International Taxation
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The facts about the gas tax law
The Daily News of NewburyportNovember 1, 2014

The new law raised Massachusetts' gas tax from $0.21 to $0.24 and it set the gas tax to be indexed to inflation, which factors in as part of its measure, the rate of increase in the cost of gas. This also affects every single item purchased, as they ...more »

Tax Planning
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Initiating Year-End Tax Planning Discussions to Reinforce Client Relationships
WealthManagement.comNovember 19, 2014

All too often, tax advisors bring up opportunities when preparing the prior year's taxes in April. The client promises to implement them for next year, but then next year rolls around and again an opportunity has been missed. The financial advisor can ...more »


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