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Dubuque solar company files complaint against Alliant Energy
KCRGJuly 1, 2015

It has been adjudicated and determined by law. Net metering is a metering arrangement. It's not the purchasing and sale of energy.” Shear believes Alliant wants to stifle the development of alternative energy because it would hurt the utility's bottom ...more »

Florida abortion waiting period to go into effect, at least for now
Palm Beach PostJuly 1, 2015

A second trip to the clinic required by the new law “poses a very real threat to a woman's confidentiality and privacy by increasing the risk that partners, family members, employers, co-workers and others will discover she is having an abortion ...more »

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Audit Defence
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New Developments in Estate and Gift Tax Valuation Cases
JD Supra (press release)July 16, 2015

The IRS had alleged $2.8 billion in estate, gift and generation-skipping taxes owed, and the IRS settled for approximately $320 million in additional estate and generation-skipping tax, approximately $186 million in additional gift tax, and ...more »

International Taxation
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Kansas governor signs bill clarifying new property tax law
Washington TimesJuly 2, 2015

It resolves a conflict between two versions of the law contained in separate bills increasing sales and cigarette taxes to balance the state budget. One version said new limits on cities and counties in levying property taxes would take effect July 1 ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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West Contra Costa subcommittee to interview two legal firms for forensic audit
Monterey County HeraldJuly 14, 2015

The three-person subcommittee unanimously agreed to interview both firms that submitted proposals to help choose a forensic accountant and help determine whether any laws were broken by district staff, based on whistleblower allegations. The firms are ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Construction Workforce Initiative 2 to continue, open new center in Meriden
New Haven RegisterJuly 19, 2015

The initiative is a pre-apprenticeship construction program that began in 2003 with soft skill-training that evolved over the years to hands-on construction work with the city's Housing Authority and nonprofits such as, New Horizons, with some funding ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Feds try to unmask finances of Insane Clown Posse star
The Detroit NewsJuly 15, 2015

The latest IRS dispute dates to early March 2015. That's when an IRS revenue officer sent a summons to Utsler. He was directed to bring his financial records to her office on March 31 so the IRS could investigate his tax liability for the years 2011 ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Pennsylvania's income tax rate isn't really a flat tax (letter)
York Daily Record/Sunday NewsJuly 2, 2015

Here are a few examples of tax returns I have seen as a volunteer tax preparer for AARP Tax-Aide and the VITA free tax preparation program. This is how the tax law actually works. 1. Married couple with both working and total income of $40,000. All ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Important changes to Texas sales taxation of aircraft - Lexology
Lexology (registration)July 8, 2015

On June 16th, Governor Abbott signed SB 1396, which significantly impacts the Texas sales and use tax taxation of certain aircraft transactions. SB 1396 creates a new chapter of the Texas Tax Code—Chapter 163 (titled “Sales and Use Taxation of Aircraft”).more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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India, US May Soon Sign Pact for Sharing of Tax Data: Report
NDTVJuly 7, 2015

New Delhi: The Indian government is likely to sign a pact with the US on sharing of tax information. The US tax compliance law, FATCA, or Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, is aimed at combating possible tax evasion by Americans through financial ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Tax evasion rose to ¥14.9 billion in fiscal 2014
The Japan TimesJuly 6, 2015

The amount of tax evasion detected by tax authorities in fiscal 2014 came to ¥14.9 billion, including penalties, up by ¥500 million from a year before, the National Tax Agency said Monday. In the year ended in March, tax authorities detected 180 tax...more »

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