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How the Cowboys formed their 2014 team: Reader discretion advised
Dallas Morning NewsSeptember 1, 2014

Bryant meets with Jones for the second time in 24 hours about a long-term contract extension. Aug. 28 — Safety Jakar Hamilton is suspended for four games for violating the league's substance abuse program. Webb, a fourth round pick from the 2013 draft...more »

USFS headquarters, 230 employees plan to leave downtown for Fort Missoula
The MissoulianSeptember 1, 2014

The agreement gives the Forest Service 12 acres of land at Fort Missoula currently held by the Army. In exchange, the Army gets 60 acres of land held by the Helena National Forest at the Helena ... Their new office will be in Building 26 at Fort ...more »

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Audit Defence
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Former Manalapan mayor fraud trial opens
Asbury Park PressSeptember 9, 2014

Lawyers will spend the rest of the week — maybe longer — presenting evidence and examining witnesses in the disgraced public official's federal fraud case, which opened Monday. Lucas, 37, is accused of falsely obtaining financing in a deal that ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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NC's $467 million problem: Abuse of workers, failure to collect taxes
The San Luis Obispo TribuneSeptember 4, 2014

Katie Tyler, Chief Executive of Tyler 2 Construction in Charlotte, helped renovate the Charlotte Housing Authority's offices. JOHN D. SIMMONS — CHARLOTTE OBSERVER FILE PHOTO .... Workers issued 1099 forms given to independent contractors or no tax ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Audit: 'Legal' pension spiking by California state workers could cost $800 million
The RepublicSeptember 10, 2014

LOS ANGELES — Thousands of California public workers have sweetened their retirement checks with a now-outlawed accounting maneuver that will cost nearly $800 million over two decades, an audit disclosed Tuesday. The report by Controller John ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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South Florida lawyer imprisoned for snubbing IRS
Sun SentinelSeptember 11, 2014

The judge sentenced Siff to 13 months in prison followed by one year of supervised release. He also ordered him to pay $924,684 in restitution to the IRS. The former commercial litigation attorney began working as a lawyer in 1982 and gave up ...more »

Property Taxes
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Property Tax Post: San Francisco is the Latest City to Encourage Urban Farming
Bloomberg BNASeptember 3, 2014

California and San Francisco are not the first jurisdictions to experiment with laws encouraging urban agriculture, but not many have used property tax laws to directly encourage urban farming. States have enacted laws that set up committees to explore ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Income inequality is hurting state tax revenue, report says
Washington PostSeptember 15, 2014

As the growth of tax revenue has slowed, states have faced tensions over whether to raise taxes or cut spending to balance their budgets as required by law. “Rising income inequality is not just a social issue,” said Gabriel Petek, the S&P credit ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Banks agonise over US tax evasion 'guilt'
swissinfo.chSeptember 2, 2014

Swiss banks are engaging in a game of cat-and-mouse by positioning themselves to the best advantage in a United States tax evasion scheme that promises non-prosecution in exchange for owning up to past offences. ... end of last year have now come to ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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German tax law change sparks alarming Church exodus
ucanewsSeptember 2, 2014

A change in Germany's capital gains tax has prompted an exodus from its Catholic and Protestant churches this year as thousands of registered members quit their parishes rather than pay the money. Dioceses in both churches have reported in recent weeks ...more »

Tax Planning
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10 Basic Tax To-Dos for the Rest of 2014
The Bradenton TimesSeptember 13, 2014

Effective planning requires that you have a good understanding of your current tax situation, as well as a reasonable estimate of how your circumstances might change next year. There's a real opportunity for tax savings when you can assess whether you ...more »

International Taxation
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Tough tax rules see expats ditch US passports
CNBCSeptember 10, 2014

A particular bugbear is the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FACTA), which came into force at the end of June this year with the intention of combating tax evasion. It requires all Americans to provide the IRS with detailed information on their ...more »

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