Tax Law News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in February, 2015

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Comparing Super Bowl-winning QBs to Andy Dalton
Cincy JungleFebruary 1, 2015

Given these presumptions, the first side thinks that the Bengals should stick with Dalton; and the second side thinks that if Dalton doesn't improve in 2015, the Bengals should let go of him (and his lucrative contract) and draft someone new in the ...more »

CAP: 61 percent chance of river shortage by 2017
Arizona Daily StarFebruary 1, 2015

PHOENIX — There is a 61 percent chance of the U.S. Interior Department declaring a shortage on the lower Colorado River by 2017, a Central Arizona Project official told state lawmakers. That declaration would trigger a ... “Municipal and industrial ...more »

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Audit Defence
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Clay Township public official charged with embezzlement
New Baltimore Voice NewspapersFebruary 4, 2015

An investigation began in fall 2014 before Bryson announced at an October board meeting that White has cost the township likely more than $500,000 in back taxes and penalties from the IRS. A criminal investigation by the MSP and St. Clair County ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Doomsday scenarios & the Dems' Dr. Doom
WDEL 1150AMFebruary 9, 2015

FT is merely supposed to change the method of paying the same total dollars of tax we pay today, so that if you get a big raise, prices must go up by the same total dollar amount (except for a minor amount for savings in compliance costs) . ... rate ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Chinese units of major US accounting firms settle with SEC
seattlepi.comFebruary 6, 2015

An administrative law judge at the SEC ruled in January 2014 that the Chinese-affiliated firms acted improperly when they withheld audit documents from investigators looking into possible fraud by Chinese companies trading on U.S. exchanges. The judge ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Tucson physicians wary after tax identity theft
Arizona Daily StarFebruary 1, 2015

Writing in a blog for the publication Physicians Practice, lawyer Ike Devji in May wrote about tax-related identity theft targeting doctors from the Arizona Medical Association and the Maricopa County Medical Association. “The threat is national in ...more »

Property Taxes
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Brian O'Neill: Pennsylvania nonprofits not so noble in aiming for new law
Pittsburgh Post GazetteFebruary 1, 2015

It advocated for Act 55, the 1997 state law that pretty much stripped away any leverage that cities and townships had in getting payments in lieu of property taxes from hospitals, universities and other nonprofits. Mr. Frankel says other nonprofits ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Governor's plan leaves end of Kansas income taxes uncertain
The OlympianFebruary 1, 2015

A tax law enacted in 2013 required automatic income tax cuts after 2018 if the state's general tax revenues grew by more than 2 percent in a given fiscal year. Brownback's new proposal would require that when revenues are growing year-to-year, part of ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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New bill provides New York sales and use tax exemption for general aviation ...
Lexology (registration)February 11, 2015

New York State Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D) has sponsored a bill (A03431), the “New York Aviation Jobs Act,” that provides an exemption from New York sales and use tax on the sale of general aviation aircraft. Although the bill does not define the ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Law professor: Constitutional amendment for nonprofit tax-exemptions reinforce ...
PennLive.comFebruary 4, 2015

The way Pennsylvania determines which nonprofit organizations pay property taxes would not change even if a current proposed constitutional amendment were passed by the General Assembly, according to a law professor. The Senate Finance Committee ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Morning Scan: UBS in Tax-Evasion Hot Water Again; Somali Remittances
American BankerFebruary 5, 2015

Receiving Wide Coverage ... The Swiss and Taxes: And you wonder how the Swiss banking industry got its reputation as a haven for tax evaders? The Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are examining Swiss bank UBS for allegedly ...more »

International Taxation
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Editorial: Firms Should Continue to Fight Proposed Tax Law Change
Connecticut Law TribuneFebruary 18, 2015

Yet that is exactly the obligation Congress sought last year to impose on service businesses with Section 3301 of H.R.1, the Tax Reform Act of 2014. That bill would require all service businesses with annual gross receipts of more than $10 million to ...more »

Tax Planning
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Labor business tax plan draws criticism
Sydney Morning HeraldFebruary 19, 2015

NSW Labor has drawn fire from business and the federal government by planning to extend taxes on business the state has been promising to scrap for more than 15 years. On Thursday, opposition leader Luke Foley announced that an elected Labor ...more »

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