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Wrongful-death suit says facility failed to prevent assault
Cook County RecordJuly 1, 2016

CHICAGO — An independent administrator of a deceased man's estate has filed a wrongful-death suit against Courtyard Healthcare Center, LLC, d/b/a Courtyard Healthcare Center: Premier Healthcare Management, LLC; David Cheplowitz; Barak Baver; ...more »

County government employees earn less, on average
Calaveras EnterpriseJuly 1, 2016

McHatten was the highest-paid Angels Camp employee, with compensation of $149,566 including health insurance and benefits. Police Chief Todd Fordahl was number two at $139,957. The highest-paid Calaveras County government employee in 2015 was ...more »

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Audit Defence
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Trump boasts about value of his golf empire, but not to tax officials
Miami HeraldJuly 15, 2016

A lawyer for Trump promptly disputed the assessment, and the tax value was reduced by $19 million. ... He has refused to release his income tax returns, despite a tradition of presidential candidates doing so, saying he would await an IRS audit's outcome.more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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NMP Next: Leading the Industry to What's Next
National Mortgage Professional MagazineJuly 5, 2016

The audience chuckled politely, but the idea of battlefield tech might have struck too close to home for many, given the new compliance systems the industry has been forced to bring online just to stay in business. Over the ... It helps the IRS ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Audit report says Illinois tax protests court violated law
Bloomington PantagraphJuly 18, 2016

The audit has found the court hasn't opened a Sangamon County office as required by law. It also says the court refused to hire a reporter or clerk, two positions it was supposed to fill. The court says it couldn't financially justify the personnel or ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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911: The Florida fight over which records are public
Miami HeraldJuly 1, 2016

It's been an article of undisputed faith among Florida cops, prosecutors and journalists for decades that phone calls to 911 are public records. So media lawyers were flabbergasted last month when Orlando police refused to turn over recordings of the ...more »

Property Taxes
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School district consolidation proves divisive in Elmore, Vermont
Concord MonitorJuly 5, 2016

The districts of Morristown and Elmore are consolidating effective July 1, meaning a drop in education spending and property taxes in Elmore, but eliminates school choice where students could attend schools in other communities. Now Elmore high school ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Lawmakers Target the Tax-exemption for Municipal Bonds……..again
The National Law ReviewJuly 1, 2016

In addition, the blueprint put forward by Speaker Ryan calls for a reduction of the corporate income tax rate to 20%; a reduction in individual tax brackets to three from seven and a reduction of the top rate to 33%; and a repeal of the Alternative ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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MTC Annual Meeting Update: MTC Approves Model Sales and Use Tax Nexus Statute
Lexology (registration)July 29, 2016

The Multistate Tax Commission (“MTC”) held its Annual Commission Meeting today. Of note, the MTC voted to adopt the Model Sales and Use Tax Nexus Statute. In addition, the Arm's-Length Adjustment Service Committee (“ALAS”) met and reported on the ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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The NH Legislature's common-sense change to tax law
New Hampshire Business ReviewJuly 6, 2016

On June 21, Governor Hassan signed House Bill 1656, which totally rectifies what for many years has been a serious problem under New Hampshire's real estate transfer tax – it provides major new opportunities to owners of real property to protect their ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Former Sonoma County S&L officer gets 3 years for tax evasion
Santa Rosa Press DemocratJuly 6, 2016

Former Sonoma County developer and savings and loan officer Scott Soderling, whose history of financial fraud dates back to the mid-1980s, was sentenced Tuesday to three years in federal prison for tax evasion and conspiracy to defraud the United ...more »

International Taxation
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Civic Lee Speaking: Loopholes in new foreign tax law coming to light
Vancouver Sun (blog)July 27, 2016

VANCOUVER, B.C.: AUGUST 08, 2012 -- Real estate signs adorn houses and condos sold and for sale in Vancouver, Wednesday, August 8, 2012. ( Gerry Kahrmann / PNG staff photo) ( For Sun News) [PNG Merlin Archive] Gerry Kahrmann / Vancouver Sun.more »

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