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U.S. Supreme Court Rules That New York General Business Law § 518 Regulates Free Speech Provided for in the ...
JD Supra (press release)April 1, 2017

Schneiderman, Attorney General of New York, et al., the United States Supreme Court held that New York General Business Law (“GBL”) § 518, which prohibits the ability of a merchant to impose a surcharge on a credit card user in lieu of payment of cash, ...more »

Owner, 26 tenants indicted on Westport animal cruelty charges ...
Wicked Local EastonApril 1, 2017

The 151-count animal cruelty indictment is the result of an investigation that began in July 2016, when Westport police officers were notified about alleged ...more »

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Business Audit Defence
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Audit Finds Explicit Material on School-Issued Computers
U.S. News & World ReportApril 4, 2017

Pickering said the audit was to see if schools are complying with the Children's Internet Protection Act, a federal law enacted in 2000 with the goal of curbing children's access to obscene or harmful material online. He said no criminal charges will ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Record Number Of Americans Are Renouncing Their Citizenship, And It's Not Because Of Trump
GOOD MagazineApril 4, 2017

"It's increasing at an exponential rate," Andrew Mitchel, an attorney who began compiling quarterly lists of expatriates released by the IRS, told USA Today in February. ... are cracking down on overseas citizens is due to the implementation of the ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Nassau DA: Accountant failed to pay more than $91G in taxes
NewsdayApril 5, 2017

The acting commissioner of the Department of Taxation and Finance, Nonie Manion, said that what Ballin is charged with is a “discredit” to his profession. “When a certified public accountant blatantly disregards the tax law, it's a discredit to their ...more »

Property Taxes
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Whitver: We must keep Iowans from being taxed out of their homes
DesMoinesRegister.comApril 6, 2017

Property tax law is one of the most complicated issues in all of state government. Probably the most frustrating thing is citizens do not even know who to blame for the increased taxes. In Ankeny, our school board and city council have done a ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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States Refresh, Reload on Marketplace Provider Taxes
Bloomberg BNAApril 24, 2017

Yesnowitz added that state tax authorities may “consider whether they could develop regulations or other guidance that apply existing sales and use tax laws to require businesses that run online marketplaces to be responsible for collection and ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Putin Signs Law Granting Sanctions-Hit Russians Tax Breaks
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyApril 4, 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law that exempts Russians who are under Western sanctions from paying taxes in Russia if they are registered as taxpayers abroad. The amendment to the Tax Code that Putin signed into law on April 4 also ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Regional unit of DGCEI detects record no. of tax evasion cases
Times of IndiaApril 14, 2017

The regional unit started just two years ago, has detected central excise and service tax evasion cases to the tune of more than Rs 76 crore during 2016-17 and recovered more than Rs 50 crore, an increase of more than 300% compared to previous year.more »

International Taxation
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Trade Groups Sue Over Tenn. Out-Of-State Sales Tax Law
Law360 (subscription)April 3, 2017

Law360, Washington (April 3, 2017, 3:49 PM EDT) -- Online and catalogue retailers have hit the Tennessee Department of Revenue with a suit over its tax law requiring out-of-state retailers to collect sales tax on purchases from inside the state, in ...more »

Tax Planning
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Trump Scraps Tax Plan, White House Begins Revision
America NowApril 11, 2017

President Donald Trump has abandoned his previous pledge to revamp the US tax system and has reverted back to the planning stages. White House officials are planning to write a version of the tax plan themselves rather than piggyback off of a bill ...more »

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