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This is the law the FBI director is accused of violating when revisiting Hillary Clinton's private email server
Business InsiderNovember 1, 2016

FBI Director James Comey on Friday threw Democrats, and more than a few Republicans, into a state of inchoate rage with his controversial decision to tell Congress -- and by extension, the rest of the planet -- about the discovery of a cache of emails ...more »

The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) and Civil Litigation Against International Terrorism in the ...
JD Supra (press release)November 1, 2016

When juxtaposed with the above general practice of international law, it has been argued that JASTA seeks to restrict the application of sovereign immunity to states and their instrumentalities when they are connected to international acts of terror ...more »

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Audit Defence
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Will we ever see Trump's tax returns?
KSAT San AntonioNovember 9, 2016

Trump has said his taxes are under a routine audit by the IRS, so he can't disclose them. But tax lawyers seem to agree, there's no law in place that prevents the Republican from releasing his returns. Richard Nixon released his returns even under ...more »

International Taxation
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New York Supreme Court: Hustler Club's Sale Of 'Beaver Bucks' Is Subject To Sales Tax
ForbesNovember 6, 2016

I've got a confession to make. While I love to sell myself as a connoisseur of all things tax law, the truth is, I can't stand dealing with state taxes. I've spent my entire career avoiding it at all costs. I find all the nexus and credits and ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Howard council members seek second audit of county schools this ...
Baltimore SunNovember 2, 2016

Howard County Council seeks a second audit of Howard County Public Schools in five months — a highly unusual move that comes amid strained ties between ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Constructive Receipt: A Fundamental Tax Concept
California LawyerNovember 3, 2016

According to the IRS, you have income for tax purposes when you have an unqualified, vested right to receive it. ... Suppose that Larry Lawyer and Claudia Client have a contingent fee agreement calling for Larry to represent Claudia in a contract dispute.more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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John Phillips: Temporary tax hikes live forever
OCRegisterNovember 3, 2016

30 increased the personal income tax on annual earnings over $250,000 for seven years and jacked up the sales and use tax rate by 0.25 percent for four years. At the time, Sacramento was broke, budgets were getting slashed and the Democratic majority ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Mass. High Court Rejects Verizon's Tax Law Challenge
Law360 (subscription)November 2, 2016

Law360, Boston (November 2, 2016, 2:33 PM EDT) -- The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on Wednesday denied arguments by Verizon New England and RCN BecoCom LLC that higher proportional tax rates on personal property — like telephone ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Trucking firm owner sentenced for worker payroll tax evasion
The Daily ProgressNovember 7, 2016

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — IRS officials say a New Jersey trucking firm owner has been sentenced to prison after admitting he evaded more than $300,000 in employee payroll taxes. The Courier-Post in Cherry Hill reports (http://on.cpsj.com/2fgbrk8 ) agency ...more »

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