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Encinitas to reorganize departments to speed up services
The San Diego Union-TribuneApril 1, 2017

Both the city's planning and public works departments will be reorganized in the coming months to create a "one-stop" faster-processing spot for development applications. The restructuring proposal, which received initial approval from the City Council ...more »

Missouri Attorney General's Office plans trafficking crackdown
ABC17News.comApril 1, 2017

The federal court documents outline the series of crimes, but the use of online classified ads at backpage.com is one of the specifics that got the feds involved. That crime is "use of interstate commerce in aid of racketeering enterprise" or the use ...more »

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Audit Defence
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Tax day; United Airlines earnings; Samsung Galaxy S8 released
Hartford BusinessApril 17, 2017

Trump's 2016 tax returns will automatically be audited by the IRS, as is the case with all presidents' taxes. 2. United Airlines in a tailspin: The airline will ... Dao's lawyer said Thursday he plans to sue United for damages. United has offered to ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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'Needs Must': IRS Launches Compliance Campaigns for Large Corporation Examinations
Bloomberg BNAApril 3, 2017

... shift in focus should allow resources to be directed at other compliance priorities, including scrutinizing smaller, mid-market enterprises, but to improve IRS case development and resolutions through a variety of treatments across the LB&I filing ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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DOL Audit Results No Defense in Pay Discrimination Trial
Bloomberg BNAApril 4, 2017

An Iowa furniture maker can't rely on the results of a Labor Department compliance audit to defend its pay practices during a sex discrimination trial, the Eighth Circuit affirmed April 3 ( Dindinger v. Allsteel, Inc. , 2017 BL 107720, 8th Cir., No. 16 ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Court postpones foreclosure auction on developer Bob Matthews' house
Palm Beach Daily NewsApril 9, 2017

The suit was r evived in 2015 and named Robert V. Matthews, Mia Matthews, several other companies and the IRS among the defendants. Hole and lawyer Christopher W. Kammerer of Kammerer Mariani, who is representing Robert and Mia Matthews, on Wednesday ...more »

Property Taxes
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Hill County in dispute with man who wrote 'sexual favors' on property tax check memo line
Billings GazetteApril 11, 2017

But when the county didn't cash that check for months, Dion got a lawyer involved. His lawyer, Jamie Young, sent a letter to the Hill County Treasurer on Feb. 23, saying that leaving the check uncashed violated the First Amendment as well as Montana law.more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Revised Income Tax Laws (ITLs) And New Tax Incentives Effective From 1 January 2017
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)April 5, 2017

The Cyprus government has approved of new tax incentives in order to enhance investment in the entrepreneurial and start up business sector, by adopting practices and strategies in line with other countries. It will open up doors of opportunity to ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Digital Sales Tax: Hit and Miss in States
Bloomberg BNAApril 7, 2017

North Dakota, 504 U.S. 298 (1992), prohibits states from imposing sales and use tax collection obligations on vendors without a physical presence in-state. In a 2015 concurrence, Justice Anthony Kennedy suggested the Quill restraint is antiquated ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Tax cut battle now imminent in the Nebraska Legislature
Lincoln Journal StarApril 4, 2017

It is a massive bill, with about a dozen substantial rewrites of state tax law. Policymakers in the Legislature and the governor's office are still working through the exact costs and analyzing which taxpayers would benefit most. In the meantime ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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FBR unearths multimillion rupees sales tax evasion
The News InternationalApril 7, 2017

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has unearthed multimillion rupees of sales tax evasion by Peshawar-based traders found involved in filing fake invoices to duck their tax liabilities, it emerged on Thursday. The details, available with The ...more »

International Taxation
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Tax season shows need for simpler system
Washington TimesApril 18, 2017

Dressed as the “Real Chicken Don” Shawn Frye joins others in calling for President Donald Trump to release his tax returns, Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Tax March Sacramento activists are planning to join others ...more »

Tax Planning
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Ryan's Border Tax on the Ropes as Trump Ponders Overhaul Plan
BloombergApril 4, 2017

Trump's win gave Republicans control of the U.S. government for the first time in a decade and quickly drew attention to a tax plan that House Speaker Paul Ryan unveiled last summer with little fanfare. Ryan's radical tax-code rewrite would replace the ...more »

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