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Freight Management sees stronger 2016
The Star OnlineAugust 1, 2015

Moving forward, Chew says he expects FMH's core business segment of seafreight to continue to drive its overall business forward. “Seafreight volume is still growing with some segments at double digits and can grow further, moving forward. In the ...more »

'When do we get the blood back?'
San Antonio Express-News (subscription)August 1, 2015

... sent to Reed's office. LaHood defeated Reed last year and was sworn in Jan. 1. Shortly afterward, he terminated the county's contract with the lab, a move that pleased Robert Featherston, president of the San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers...more »

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Audit Defence
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Corporate Close-Up: Piercing the Corporate Veil Was an Appropriate Remedy in ...
Bloomberg BNAAugust 4, 2015

The Alaska court concluded, however, that Washington courts have not interpreted the law to require the pursuit of other remedies before piercing the corporate veil. For comparison, a 2014 Louisiana Supreme Court decision distinguished tax avoidance...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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IRS announces major changes to its determination letter program for ...
Lexology (registration)August 5, 2015

The end of the remedial amendment cycles will mean that required amendments generally must be adopted on or before the extended due date for filing the plan sponsor's tax return for the year of a plan change. ... At a recent American Bar Association ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Province-wide blitz shows majority of temp agencies on wrong side of the law
Toronto StarAugust 12, 2015

Of the 50 temp agencies visited by the ministry in its latest inspection blitz, just 13 were violation-free. The remaining 37 failed to live up to a range of their duties under the Employment Standards Act, including paying overtime, public holiday pay ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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North shore preacher with ties to Walter Reed pleads not guilty in financial case
The New Orleans AdvocateAugust 20, 2015

Jerry Wayne Cox, a Pentecostal preacher with close ties to former 22nd Judicial District Attorney Walter Reed, pleaded not guilty Thursday to a single federal count of structuring financial transactions in an effort to evade federal reporting requirements.more »

Property Taxes
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Amy's Kitchen State Tax Property Confusion
KPVI News 6August 13, 2015

But that's where Service says there was miscommunication about the definition of the state tax law about property exempt taxation. "I can improve land by putting a shovel in it and turning it over, but the state tax commission will say no you really ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Mark Your Calendars Now: Congress Changes Many Tax Return Due Dates & Extensions
ForbesAugust 3, 2015

To resolve differences between cost basis as reported by estates and beneficiaries, the new law requires that inherited property cannot have a higher basis than the basis reported by the estate for estate tax purposes (those of you familiar with ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Back to School sales tax holiday set for this weekend
Cullman Times OnlineAugust 5, 2015

The statewide sales tax holiday is set for this weekend, just in time for local families to pick up everything from notebooks to new jackets for the 2015 school year. The sales tax holiday applies to school-related items, and begins at 12:01 a.m ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Your Next Road Hazard Could Be A Tax Deadline
Palisades Hudson Financial GroupAugust 10, 2015

In addition to moving various filing deadlines, the law adds a new reporting requirement for executors of estates that are required to file estate tax returns. The new rule adds some complexity to an estate's filing situation, though relatively few ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Swiss Bank Agrees To DOJ Fine For Aiding Tax Evasion
Law360 (subscription)August 4, 2015

Law360, New York (August 4, 2015, 2:32 PM ET) -- Interlaken, Switzerland-based Bank EKI Genossenschaft has agreed to pay a $400,000 penalty to avoid prosecution through the U.S. Department of Justice's program for Swiss banks that may have helped ...more »

International Taxation
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Current OECD guidance on recharacterisation appears in line with German tax...
Lexology (registration)August 6, 2015

In three separate decisions, the German Federal Tax Court has ruled that German tax authorities are prohibited from recharacterising intercompany charges on the mere basis that the transaction as such is not unrelated party behaviour. This new line of ...more »


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