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U.S. hunting Bosnian war-crime suspects at home
The Seattle TimesMarch 1, 2015

WASHINGTON — Immigration officials are moving to deport at least 150 Bosnians living in the United States who they believe took part in war crimes and “ethnic cleansing” during the conflict that raged in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s. In all ...more »

Wisconsin workers protest right-to-work proposal for private sector
Washington PostMarch 1, 2015

Wisconsin unions bused in thousands of workers from around the state to Madison on Saturday to demonstrate against the impending adoption of a law that would ban private-sector workers from being required to join a union or pay dues. The bill, which ...more »

Tax Law News and Stories

Audit Defence
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Stopping the misdeads of the IRS
Palladium-ItemMarch 4, 2015

This justifies examining the IRS' audit selection process. This would ... Cleta Mitchell, a lawyer for some groups abused by the IRS (and for this columnist on different matters), also suggests prohibiting IRS employees from joining a union. "The ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Don't panic, American citizens in Canada: The IRS is not coming to seize your ...
Financial PostMarch 6, 2015

She's not compliant with her U.S. taxes. ... Theoretically, the IRS could easily cross-reference the detailed information it receives through FATCA against the list of people who file U.S. taxes and send out letters to those who are not filing. Postage ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Louisiana oyster lease rates, diversions, lifting moratorium discussed in audit
NOLA.comMarch 2, 2015

In one major lawsuit at that time, leaseholders filed suit against the state and the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources over damages caused by the operation of the Caernarvon Freshwater Diversion located on the east bank of the Mississippi River ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Ohio's top phone scams (and how to avoid them)
cleveland.comMarch 3, 2015

Attorney General Mike DeWine, during a Tuesday news conference in Columbus, holds up a card with information on how to avoid being a victim of phone scams. DeWine ... The IRS Scam: Impostors pretending to be from the IRS demanding back taxes.more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Feds Launch Internet Sales Tax Again, So Better Click While You Can
ForbesMarch 11, 2015

There are even some grassroots 'don't tax me' cries, clinging to the notion of the Internet as a tax-free zone. Really, this is just about sales and use tax, and not much has changed. The Marketplace Fairness Act of 2015 brings back the 2013 bill. With ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Republicans come out against Governor Wolf raising Personal Income Tax
FOX43.comMarch 2, 2015

For Pennsylvania C Corporations, the calculation for Pennsylvania Corporate Net Income begins with federal taxable income, which is then adjusted for certain items specified in Article IV of the Tax Reform Code. Currently, there is no adjustment for ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Poker Chip Company CEO Guilty Of Tax Evasion, Paid Cash, Now Faces 10 Years
ForbesMarch 21, 2015

The CEO of a Maine poker chip manufacturer was found guilty of tax evasion for paying employees under the table and evading payroll taxes. John M. Kendall was convictions on three felony counts of theft by misapplication of withholding taxes, one ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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How to Get Free Tax Help When the IRS Won't Answer Your Call
TIMEMarch 2, 2015

People with health coverage through their employers or other groups will just have to check a box, but those with coverage through Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges, or who are applying for an exemption, will have to submit more forms. In ...more »

Tax Planning
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House Republicans Plan Vote on Estate Tax Repeal
Insurance JournalMarch 25, 2015

“In addition to the actual tax liability the death tax imposes, merely planning for it —- regardless of whether these businesspeople and farmers end up owing it —- is yet another challenge,” said Rep. Dave Reichert, a Washington Republican, at a ...more »

International Taxation
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New Online Gambling Tax Set to be Signed Into Irish Law
PokerNews.comMarch 9, 2015

Taxation on online gambling activities is about to become a reality in Ireland after Michael Noonan, Ireland's finance minister, confirmed that the plan to tax online gambling has been sent to the president to be signed into law. Plans to tax online ...more »


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