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San Diego Private Bank Announces Formation of New Holding Company and Receipt ...
Yahoo Finance UKOctober 1, 2015

CORONADO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 30, 2015) - San Diego Private Bank ( OTCQB : SDPB ) shareholders voted today to form a new bank holding company. The new holding company, Private Bancorp of America, Inc. (PBOA) will mirror the SDPB ownership ...more »

Never Forget? Law Covering 9/11 Responders' Medical Care Expires at Midnight
NBCNews.comOctober 1, 2015

The health care program for 9/11 first responders ends at midnight Wednesday, but supporters expect to make it permanent long before it runs out of money sometime next year. Congress recessed Wednesday without reauthorizing the James Zadroga Health ...more »

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Audit Defence
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Computer Scientists Wield Artificial Intelligence to Battle Tax Evasion
New York TimesOctober 9, 2015

Sanith Wijesinghe, one of the Mitre researchers, admitted that it was unclear whether other parts of the federal tax regulations could be turned into computer code as easily as partnership regulations. “We're trying to automate as much of the parts ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Taxing time for US residents in UAE
Emirates 24/7October 3, 2015

Even if the individual has not filed for decades, there may be an opportunity to rectify the problem by taking into account only several years of back filings (even though as a matter of US tax law, if the IRS wished to, it can go back in time to the ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Sacramento-Based Electro Scan Inc. Applauds New California Law for Reporting ...
Business Wire (press release)October 12, 2015

The new law will require retail water suppliers to submit annual water loss audit reports as adopted by the Department of Water Resources, beginning October 1, 2017, and reporting for the preceding year. Additionally, retail water suppliers must meet ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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The Folly of IRS Privatization
Huffington PostOctober 2, 2015

Critics have noted not just the expense of substituting high-paid private lawyers for IRS staff attorneys, but that Quinn Emanuel is not even known in legal circles for tax expertise. What they are notable for, however, are being heavy donors to the ...more »

Property Taxes
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Kingman property tax vote set by state law
KdminerOctober 27, 2015

While it's doubtful something as important as possibly the first primary property tax levy in 35 years would keep people from the polls, City Clerk Sydney Muhle and Finance Director Tina Moline were correct last week when they said state law required ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Irwin Schiff, Fervent Opponent of Federal Income Taxes, Dies at 87
New York TimesOctober 19, 2015

His second basic argument was that since all information in a tax return can be used against the taxpayer in a criminal proceeding, filling out a return — he called it a “tax confession” — violated the Fifth Amendment protection against self ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Longmont sales and use tax collections continue upward trend
Longmont Times-CallOctober 5, 2015

The sales tax portion of that total has seen an increase of 2 percent in 2015, totaling $26.5 million through July, while use tax this year is up 10.4 percent at $5.8 million through July. Lumber and manufacturing have seen large jumps in use tax...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Falwell Jr.s' Father in Law Convicted of Tax Fraud
WSETOctober 5, 2015

Lynchburg, VA.-Jerry Falwell Jr's father-in-law will spend 32 months in prison. Prosecutors say he spent decades committing tax fraud. A federal judge sentenced Tom Tilley, who is 80, for his involvement in a scheme to evade paying federal income taxes.more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Bottiglieri family hit by tax evasion investigation
Splash 247October 5, 2015

This morning the Italian Guardia di Finanza (FinanceP) seized €28.7m (some $32m) and certain real estate properties in Torre del Greco and Pescocostanzo in Naples belonging to Giuseppe Mauro Rizzo and Michele Bottiglieri, heads respectively of the ...more »

International Taxation
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At 10 million words, US tax code is designed to confuse
Personal Liberty DigestOctober 12, 2015

“The length of the federal tax code is a good stand-in for the overall complexity of the federal tax system. After all, the more there is to know about federal tax law, the harder it is for Americans to file their taxes quickly or correctly,” Tax ...more »

Tax Planning
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The net investment income tax and your estate plan How one affects the other
JD Supra (press release)October 7, 2015

The 3.8% net investment income tax (NIIT) can affect your estate plan in two ways: First, it can increase your tax on capital gains, taxable interest and other investment income, reducing the amount of wealth available to your family. Second, the tax...more »


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