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Lutheran pastor resigns after being linked to threatening email
Milwaukee Journal SentinelApril 1, 2015

By blaming 'crime' and 'criminals' instead of systemic oppression for society's ills, the police exacerbate societal problems, harm citizens, and bar the people from liberation by maintaining the capitalist social order," Van Fossen wrote. The post ...more »

Sex-offender laws: Heed the evidence
U-T San DiegoApril 1, 2015

... by the state Supreme Court to reduce some of the travel restrictions imposed on sex offenders and last week's follow-up announcement by the state that it will exclude less-threatening sex criminals from the ban on living within 2,000 feet of a ...more »

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Audit Defence
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CPA Attorney Gets Prison Sentence for Faking IRS Investigations
Accounting TodayApril 28, 2015

Frey told the victims if they paid up to $20,000 each, he would call SA-1 and have the investigation converted from a criminal tax investigation to an IRS “desk audit,” a civil matter. Frey and CC-1 falsely stated that if the victims did not retain his ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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A Tax Reform Primer for the 2016 Presidential Candidates
InsiderOnlineApril 8, 2015

These compliance costs have a disproportionately adverse impact on small and start-up businesses, which are ill-equipped to spend the resources necessary to deal with this absurd complexity. The compliance costs associated with the income tax ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Hickenlooper signs bill to audit health exchange
9NEWS.comApril 3, 2015

DENVER—Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday signed into law a bill ordering a functional audit of Connect for Health Colorado, the state's official health insurance exchange. SB 19 authorizes the state auditor to investigate the performance of the ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Sen. Michael Bennet giving up Bob Menendez PAC money
PoliticoApril 2, 2015

DOJ: No contempt charges for former IRS official Lerner ... Marc Elias, a Democratic lawyer that has acted as counsel to the PAC according to Federal Election Commission documents, did not return messages regarding whether more money was being returned ...more »

Property Taxes
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Property tax cut is illusory, take the sales tax cut
Houston ChronicleApril 28, 2015

Incoming Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick talks about his vision for the Texas Senate during a news conference at the Texas State Capitol on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 in Austin. Patrick said he'll push to scrap a popular 2001 Texas law offering in-state university ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Health law bumps up tax refunds for some; others take hit
U.S. News & World ReportApril 6, 2015

As the April 15 tax deadline nears, people who got help paying for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law are seeing the direct effect on their refunds _ hundreds of dollars, for better or worse. With subsidies tied to income, consumers ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Log Horizon Author Mamare Touno Charged With Tax Evasion
Anime News NetworkApril 13, 2015

... charged 41-year old Log Horizon and MAOYU light novel author Mamare Touno (real name Daisuke Umezu) and his intellectual property holding company m2ladeJAM (pronounced "marmalade jam") with tax evasion and violation of the Corporate Tax Law ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Commentary: Tax code is no friend to artists
Santa Fe New MexicanApril 6, 2015

The biggest offender is still the alternative minimum tax, despite the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, which brought long-overdue reform. Two provisions of the AMT hit a disproportionate number of actors, screenwriters and directors: In ...more »

Tax Planning
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Celebrate Tax Day With These 3 Smart Money Moves
Motley FoolApril 15, 2015

Obviously, there's nothing you can do after April 15 to affect what you've paid in taxes on your 2014 return, but by considering a few tax-planning strategies sooner rather than later, you can set the stage for a better showing when tax time rolls ...more »

International Taxation
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Tax refunds can take a hit or get bump from health law
The Sheboygan PressApril 6, 2015

The law offers tax credits so people without access to job-based health insurance can buy private coverage. Because these subsidies are tied to income, consumers must estimate what they will make for the coming year. That's been a challenge for ...more »

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