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Council to hear bond request for plant expansion
Joplin GlobeAugust 1, 2016

A public hearing will be held at Monday night's Joplin City Council meeting on a request for the city to issue $83.25 million in industrial development revenue bonds for an addition to Heartland Pet Food Products. Heartland, the maker of Blue ... It is ...more »

Russia Expels Gay American Pastor, An Epidemic of Anti-LGBT Violence in Brazil, And More in the Global LGBT Recap
Religion DispatchesAugust 1, 2016

Mulcahy's arrest this month in the city of Samara braids together several of Russia's most acrimonious issues: gay rights, alleged Western meddling in Russian affairs, and missionary work by religions that don't have state approval. ... general of ...more »

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Audit Defence
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Tuscola Today (subscription)August 7, 2016

Late last year the IRS issued a memorandum assuring accountants who file taxes for marijuana businesses that they won′t face increased risk of an audit or penalties. A native of central Asia, cannabis may have been cultivated as long as ten thousand ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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CNN's Brian Stelter puts the Hillary–stairs photo in context
TwitchyAugust 7, 2016

When the GOP had committee hearings on the IRS allegedly targeting RW groups, Trump would have spoken up then if he were being audited. If Trump can get the cameras and the press to look or listen to him, he does it. The audit is b.s., nothing but a scam.more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Finance Minister Mulls Lowering Corporate Income Tax
Tempo.coAugust 11, 2016

The corporate income tax cut is part of the proposed revisions to Value-Added Tax (PPn) Law, Income Tax (PPh) Law and General Provisions and Procedures of Tax (KUP) introduced to the House of Representatives, Sri Mulyani said Wednesday at the ...more »

Property Taxes
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Vancouver housing market easing up from its record pace, despite new B.C. tax law
Financial PostAugust 3, 2016

Even before the new tax took effect Aug. 2, Vancouver's existing home market appeared to be pulling back based on July sales. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver said Wednesday that there were 3,226 sales in July, down 18.9 pert cent from a year ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Sales Tax Slice: Is it Hot in Here or Am I Lazy? – The Taxability of Home Maintenance Services
Bloomberg BNAAugust 4, 2016

As with most sales tax questions, the answer varies tremendously by state and by service. For example, if an overheated homeowner in Texas decides to beat the heat by hiring someone to mow the lawn, those services are subject to sales and use tax as ...more »

International Taxation
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Miller: Abele complied with tax laws
Milwaukee Journal SentinelAugust 13, 2016

He didn't, however. To the contrary, it appears Abele complied with the tax laws as written and as intended to be applied. The body of the article includes the observations from several tax experts, who — despite what the headlines intimate ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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KRA suspends officers in Sh100m tax evasion
The Standard Digital News (press release) (blog)August 3, 2016

Also in December, three new range rover vehicles were cleared at the Port as baby seats, toys, beds and women's belts to cost the country Sh19 million in import taxes. The taxman continues to battle with rising cases of tax evasion including another ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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IRS Tax Levies Caused Hardship for Social Security Recipients
Accounting TodayAugust 3, 2016

The report, from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, acknowledged that most IRS revenue officers abided by the law when issuing levies, but in some cases they failed to give taxpayers exemptions from the levies, which they had the ...more »

Tax Planning
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Gurgaon-based Pallavi can cut tax by drastically changing tax ...
Economic TimesAugust 8, 2016

Gurgaon-based IT professional Pallavi Sharma has a very tax friendly income. Taxspanner estimates that if her employer contributes to the New Pension System ...more »


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