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Police Officer Calls Back IRS Scammer in Viral Facebook Video
whotv.comMarch 26, 2017

EAU CLAIRE, Wisconsin — After a man pretending to be an IRS agent left a threatening voicemail for a Wisconsin police officer, the department decided to call back. In the Facebook video of the exchange, officer Kyle Roder calls the number and asks ...more »

Miami pizza franchise slapped with civil penalty for demanding to ...
Charlotte ObserverMarch 26, 2017

The Justice Department has agreed to a settlement with a Miami-based pizza restaurant franchise as a way of resolving an investigation over allegations that the ...more »

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Audit Defence
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The president always gets audited (and the veep too)
CNNMoneyApril 17, 2017

And making the audits automatic may have been intended to bolster public confidence that the IRS will audit presidents of both parties and not let it become something the agency does at its discretion, according to tax lawyer Steven Rosenthal, a senior ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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IRS Form 990: A Tax-Exempt Organization's Opportunity For Success
Greater Wilmington Business JournalMarch 27, 2017

Tax-exempt organizations can capitalize on their annual 990 filing requirement by using the 990 to educate donors (current and prospective) and market their programs. Prospective donors, whether they're investing money and/or volunteer hours, want to ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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ACS earns positive audit report
Alabaster ReporterMarch 27, 2017

The school system is required by law to have an external independent audit performed each year. During the audit, the company met with ACS leaders such as Chief School Financial Officer Linda Agee, and reviewed the system's financial records. According ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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IRS Privatized Debt Collection Scheme Could Lead to Rip-Offs, Both Legal and Illegal
The District Sentinel News Co-opApril 17, 2017

There are some strict guidelines governing the program, which was mandated by Congress in late 2015: Agencies can only pursue debts that are more than two years old; the IRS is only working with four private debt collectors (CBE, ConServe, Performant, ...more »

Property Taxes
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Editorial: Tax lid fine as is
Lawrence Journal WorldApril 14, 2017

Representatives of the League said Wednesday the organization, which lobbies on behalf of local governments such as cities, plans to push for a bill that amends the property tax lid law the Legislature adopted in 2015. The property tax lid law requires ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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State income tax bill clears House, moves to Senate
WSFAApril 6, 2017

... reduce annual revenues in the Education Trust Fun by $600,000 a year. Currently, the trust fund equals roughly $4.6 billion. If the Senate approves the bill, and if it is signed by the governor, the new law would go into effect for the tax year ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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ELECTION RESULTS: Soccer stadium defeated; MetroLink sales tax ...
STLtoday.comApril 5, 2017

The public financing plan for the soccer stadium lost by 3000 votes, with 47 percent of voters supporting it and 53 percent opposed. About 60 percent of voters ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Tug-of-war in the fight against EU tax dodgers
Deutsche WelleApril 8, 2017

Belgium and Luxembourg have also attracted international companies like Google and Amazon with their low tax rates. Belgian Finance Minister Johan Van Overtveldt said that tax laws could not be changed "every five minutes," adding, "we should not act ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Tax evasion and havens costing Quebec and Canada billions, report says
Montreal GazetteApril 6, 2017

QUEBEC — Tax evasion and offshore havens are costing the Quebec treasury between $800 million and $2 billion a year, says a new report that calls for a crackdown. But the report says the groups most reluctant to address the problem — some claim it ...more »

International Taxation
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'Babies Before Booze' Law Puts Tampon And Diaper Taxes On Liquor's Tab
ForbesMarch 27, 2017

As part of an ongoing fight to make women and children's health products more affordable (and fair), California lawmakers want to take a hard look at the state's priorities and taxation rules to ensure they match up. A bill before the California state ...more »

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