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Minneapolis Star TribuneSeptember 1, 2014

If so, you have correctly identified your three main choices of legal structure: sole proprietorship, corporation and limited liability company (LLC). Of these, the sole proprietorship is the one that will entail the greatest risks to the owners. Sole ...more »

Feds eye stricter rules for railroad rights of way
Washington TimesSeptember 1, 2014

Boddington said the next step in the process is for the Bureau of Land Management to enter into the Federal Register, the repository for federal regulations, a notice of the change. “We're drafting the notice right now, which will likely be published ...more »

Tax Law News and Stories

Audit Defence
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US Senate investigators split on party lines over IRS scandal
ReutersSeptember 5, 2014

The independent watchdog is headed by J. Russell George, a lawyer nominated by former Republican President George W. Bush and confirmed by the Senate in November 2004. Just days after the IRS targeting program for tax-exemption ... an audit report that ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Companies win federal contracts while flouting labor law
News & ObserverSeptember 8, 2014

Southern Mechanical, a Nashville, Tenn. based heating and air conditioning firm, installed dozens of units at this private apartment complex near Bier Creek in Raleigh. Southern Mechanical is one of hundreds of companies who improperly treat workers as ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Audit finds St. Landry Parish agency broke public bid law
KATC Lafayette NewsSeptember 15, 2014

An audit finds that the St. Landry Parish Road and Public Works District 5 has a number of issues in its financial controls. The audit says that the district violated public bid law by not bidding out purchases of diesel and road supplies costing more ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Issa demands interview with IRS lawyer facing disbarment
Washington TimesSeptember 4, 2014

The House's top investigator sent a letter Wednesday demanding answers from an IRS lawyer in the agency's Office of Professional Responsibility who is facing disbarment and whom a whistleblower has accused of losing IRS files on a party bus to Atlantic ...more »

Property Taxes
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Slots cash a mixed bag for Pa. property owners
New Pittsburgh CourierSeptember 14, 2014

At the same time, Pennsylvanians' overall property tax burden increased by about 12 percent over five years. So that $187 break represents a smaller chunk of the tax bill as time goes on. — Low-income seniors have fared much better, with slots revenue ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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What is an 'illegal tax protester,' and why can't the IRS use that term any more?
Washington Post (blog)September 11, 2014

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration on Wednesday issued a report saying the 1998 law has had no negative effect on the IRS's compliance operations, noting that the agency can apply alternative labels such as “nonfiler” to the ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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City expects slow sales tax revenue growth
Columbia MissourianSeptember 12, 2014

A use tax is not exactly the same as a conventional sales tax. Use taxes apply to a person who "stores, uses or consumes tangible personal property in Missouri," according to the Missouri Department of Revenue's website. The tax kicks in after a ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Burger King's claim that move to Canada won't save taxes draws skepticism
STLtoday.comSeptember 8, 2014

And the new Canadian parent could make a loan to the U.S. subsidiary to shift profit north of the border, where it would be taxed at the lower Canadian rate. "The things that we're talking about are not particularly complicated or aggressive," said ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Lonmin denies tax evasion claims
BDliveSeptember 24, 2014

LONMIN on Tuesday denied allegations it was evading tax, after calls that the company should be investigated. Recent allegations by the Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC) and a Mail & Guardian story of September 19 about Lonmin's ...more »

International Taxation
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Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew Calls For Tax Law Changes 'In The Very Near ...
International Business TimesSeptember 8, 2014

“Any action we take will have a strong legal and policy basis, but will not be a substitute for meaningful legislation—it can only address part of the economics,” he said. “Only a change in the law can shut the door, and only tax reform can solve the ...more »

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