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In Europe, the Arithmetic of Otherness and Sovereignty
OpEdNewsMarch 1, 2015

The Other is not only the person who speaks a different language and owes allegiance to a different nation. He is any person we cannot bring ourselves to admit is right - especially if he criticizes us. Europe was the driver of much that happened in ...more »

En route to the White House, but stopped at the airport
Minneapolis Star TribuneMarch 1, 2015

Farah, 30, is among a group of prominent Somali-American leaders in Minnesota who, in recent interviews, described what they say is an ongoing pattern of racial profiling and harassment by TSA agents and U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers ...more »

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Audit Defence
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Clay Township clerk charged with embezzling $100K
New Baltimore Voice NewspapersMarch 1, 2015

Appearing with her attorney, Arthur Garton, she waived her right to a preliminary hearing Feb. 23 before Judge Cynthia Platzer. ... “Her attorney sent a letter of resignation to the prosecutor,” said Clay Supervisor Artie Bryson. “She will not be ...more »

International Taxation
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Tax code evolves with society
South Bend TribuneMarch 1, 2015

When an " eligible child" is adopted, there are adoption fees, court costs, attorney fees and other directly related expenses (such as travel costs). The tax law permits adoptive parents to claim a maximum credit of $13,400 in 2015 (Note: The figure ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Auditor says Louisiana is charging too little for oysters
The New Orleans AdvocateMarch 3, 2015

Louisiana under-prices its oyster leases and loopholes in state law have allowed individuals to exceed the limits, according to a performance review of the state Wildlife and Fisheries Commission conducted by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor. The ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Credit Suisse and One Collateral Consequence of a Guilty Plea
Corporate Crime ReporterMarch 4, 2015

Last year, Credit Suisse AG plead guilty to charges that it aided and assisted U.S. taxpayers in filing false income tax returns and other documents with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). It turns out that the Department of Labor has a “bad actor ...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 »

Corporate Income Taxes
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IRS warns of tax scams involving health care law
Lexington Herald LeaderMarch 13, 2015

The health care law uses the income tax system to subsidize coverage and also to collect fines from people who remain uninsured. This is the first tax-filing season that the connections between health insurance and income taxes are becoming visible to ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Sales tax increase, marijuana decriminalization on ballot for May 5 election
MSU State NewsMarch 24, 2015

An increase in sales tax and initiatives pertaining to marijuana and land sale will be on the ballot in the special statewide election May 5. A statewide proposal to increase the sales and use tax from six to seven percent was added to the ballot to ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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India's Tax Proposal: Beneficial For Business
The National Law ReviewMarch 3, 2015

... appeal an unfavorable tax ruling from an Indian court in its case against Vodafone, the Indian government has indicated an end to controversial recent enforcement trends involving the threat of retrospective application of tax laws to corporate ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Destrehan tax preparer, husband booked with $62660 fraud
NOLA.comMarch 11, 2015

A Destrehan tax preparer and her husband have been arrested on charges of fraud and income tax evasion, the Louisiana Department of Revenue said. Ihsia Eugene, a partner in Secure Tax Service LLC, and Tedrick Euguene were booked Tuesday at the ...more »

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