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Experts discuss new Intellectual Property Rights policy
The HinduJune 1, 2016

With the Centre giving the nod for the national Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) policy, SJCE-STEP in association with MSME-CII-Intellectual Property Facilitation Centre and VTPC-Government Karnataka, organised an interactive session on 'New National ...more »

For Undocumented Immigrants, a License to Teach
New York TimesJune 1, 2016

But on Wednesday, a rule passed by the New York State Board of Regents in February will go into effect, allowing certain undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children to apply for professional teaching certificates and for licenses ...more »

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Audit Defence
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Arthur S. Demoulas seeks injunction over IRS audit
Sentinel & EnterpriseJune 13, 2016

BOSTON -- A Suffolk Superior Court judge is considering a request by the lawyers for Arthur S. Demoulas' side of the feuding Demoulas family to grant a preliminary injunction to allow his representative to participate in an IRS audit of the Demoulas ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Problems yield no opinion for St. Joe audit
Monroe News StarJune 6, 2016

Among those discrepancies was that the town did not comply with the IRS tax code and incurred penalties and interest that totaled $54,195 as of June 30, 2015. Other repeated issues include: the town's police department does not have written policies ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Audit of Adelup raises sheds light on payroll issues
Pacific Daily NewsJune 8, 2016

Under Guam law, government employees — both classified and unclassified — are prohibited from receiving retroactive pay raises unless authorized by a specific law. According to the audit, the administration in December 2014 paid $742,849 to cover the ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Americans Will Spend More Than 8 Billion Hours and $409 Billion Complying With Tax Code in 2016
Washington Free BeaconJune 16, 2016

In addition to the tax code, there are 7.7 million words of tax regulations and there are 60,000 pages of tax-related case law, which accountants and tax lawyers use to decide how much their clients must pay. According to the report, Americans will ...more »

Property Taxes
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Average Chicago property tax bill up nearly 13 percent
Chicago TribuneJune 13, 2016

The average Chicago homeowner will see a nearly 13 percent increase in his or her property taxes this year, according to information Cook County Clerk David Orr's office released Monday. That translates to an average tax bill of $3,633.19, or $412.87 ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Why a $2 Trillion Tax Bill Is Coming Due for Baby Boomers
Money MagazineJune 27, 2016

Uncle Sam has been waiting a long time for this big tax payoff. It starts this year, as the oldest baby boomers hit age 70½ on July 1 and begin taking money out of their tax-advantaged savings accounts as required by law—and paying the income tax that ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Tenn. Defies High Court Tax Ruling On Interstate Sales
Law360 (subscription)June 22, 2016

The Tennessee Department of Revenue filed a notice of hearing with the state's Division of Publications on June 16, saying that out-of-state retailers could be required to collect sales and use tax from Tennessee consumers if the companies' annual ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Ghana Tax Law: NPA criticizes gov't over decision to tax pension benefits
Pulse.com.ghJune 1, 2016

A member of the National Pensions Association (NPA) Benjamin Assumang has called a decision by the Finance Ministry to tax 15 percent of pension investments as “unfair.” According to him, this will stifle the lives of pensioners. Speaking at a Stanbic ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Panama Papers Point to Tax Evasion
New York TimesJune 7, 2016

Some clients are sure to argue that the tactics used were legal forms of tax avoidance, not illegal tax evasion. And in some instances that is true. Many of the transactions examined by The Times were not illegal, including the use of offshore accounts ...more »

International Taxation
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Spanish Tax Authorities Search Google's Madrid Offices
Wall Street JournalJune 30, 2016

But he added that Alphabet is “part of a global tax regime that all companies fit into” and “we fully comply with the law.” The French case is among the biggest in a series in which tax authorities are seeking similar back taxes and tax-evasion fines ...more »

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