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MassDEP grants federal Clean Water Act permit to Kinder Morgan for pipeline through Otis State Forest
MassLive.comJuly 1, 2016

... Article 97, a provision of the Massachusetts Constitution which requires legislative approval for the loss of conservation land, preempts the U.S. Natural Gas Act. That law gives pipeline companies with federally-approved projects the right of ...more »

Former Stanhope coach Foshee focus of state investigation
Montgomery AdvertiserJuly 1, 2016

Foshee, who told the Montgomery Advertiser that he suddenly resigned on June 11 after 16 seasons as Stanhope's head coach due to health concerns, said he has retained an attorney from the Beasley Allen Law firm, and on the advice of counsel, couldn't ...more »

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Audit Defence
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Kwame Kilpatrick pens defiant Facebook post: 'I am not guilty of any crimes'
Fox 2 DetroitJuly 6, 2016

***There was not a single contract where ANYONE was paid for work that was not done. Nor was there ANY assertion of thereof. -I have NEVER extorted anyone (nor was there any testimony, at-trial that I ever did from any witness. I was not found guilty ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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US multinationals meet new IRS transparency rule with open arms
Compliance Week (subscription)July 5, 2016

The Internal Revenue Service has issued final regulations from the U.S. Treasury requiring a new, country-by-country filing from global entities to sort out where they earn their profits and how much they pay in taxes. ... Open to compliance professionals.more »

Business Audit Defence
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Environmentalist urging law markers to back a home energy audit
wwlp.comJuly 21, 2016

The audit would be turned into a public report, rating how energy efficient a home is. It would ... A homeowner who declined to be on camera, told 22News, it would have been nice to know exactly how much her utilities would be, prior to buying her home.more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Redstone on the Stand in 2014: Selective Forgetfulness?
FortuneJuly 6, 2016

After 44 such responses (including two instances in which Redstone blurted out “I don't remember” before the IRS lawyer had even finished asking her question), the judge finally interrupted and suggested to the government attorney that her queries were ...more »

Property Taxes
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Will KC get a law to rein in development incentives? One councilman is trying
Kansas City StarJuly 3, 2016

For example, a standard inducement offered by the Planned Industrial Expansion Authority abates as much as 100 percent of property tax increases on development projects for the first 10 years after approval, and then by 50 percent for the following 15 ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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IRS Taxpayer Watchdog On Agency's Implementation Of ACA: 'Commendable,' But Work Remains
Health Affairs (blog)July 11, 2016

The law allows individuals to prorate lump sum SSDI payments over the period covered by the payment for income tax purposes, but this option is not available for computing modified adjusted gross income, which is used to calculate PTC eligibility.more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Meriden firm guilty of tax evasion
Hartford BusinessJuly 18, 2016

A Meriden construction company has pleaded guilty to one count of filing a false tax return. The incident dates to 2006. According to a court statement, in Feb. 2006, SRC Construction, a real estate development and construction management firm, filed a ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Workers unite to launch new Tax Amnesty Law challenge
Jakarta PostJuly 23, 2016

... Court annul several provisions within the law, namely Article 1 point 1 on the definition of tax amnesty, Article 3 paragraph 3 on exemption of tax amnesty subjects, and Article 4 on redemption rates imposed on taxpayers wanting to apply for the ...more »

Tax Planning
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From tax simplification to planning reform, here are four urgent priorities for the new Government 16, 2016

Second is reform of Britain's equally Byzantine planning laws, which are very much part of Britain's housing crisis and productivity deficit. Both tax and planning reform are going to require nerves of steel, for they will involve taking ... Third is ...more »

International Taxation
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County expects public feedback on law enforcement tax
Herald & ReviewJuly 14, 2016

The proposal, which is expected to be passed by the Macon County Board during its meeting tonight is called the Law Enforcement Tax and would increase the current tax from a quarter of a percent up to half a percent. The increase could bring in more ...more »


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