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L.A. City Attorney's Request For LAX Security Clearance Met With ...
LAistApril 1, 2017

In the hectic weekend following the implementation of President Trump's original travel ban, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer made headlines when he was ...more »

Glendale City Council reaffirms police policy, not federal immigration law
Los Angeles TimesApril 1, 2017

With the hope that such support would curb deportation fears in the community, the Glendale City Council approved a resolution Tuesday affirming the police chief's recent statement that his officers are sworn to ensure Glendale's public safety, not ...more »

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Audit Defence
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Abrams: The 6 worst small business tax mistakes
USA TODAYApril 4, 2017

You want to take every deduction you can, but be sure to avoid one of the six worst tax mistakes you can make if you're self-employed or own a small business: Those who file “Schedule C” tax forms -- sole proprietors who file individual, not ... In ...more »

International Taxation
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How to claim these education tax credits
MarketWatchApril 4, 2017

The tax law requires post-secondary educational institutions to supply annual Forms 1098-T (Tuition Statement) to taxpayers and to the IRS. Taxpayers are supposed to use the amount of qualified tuition and related fees reported on these forms to ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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'Deficiencies' cited in Minnesota high school league's student ...
Minneapolis Star TribuneApril 4, 2017

With eligibility for varsity sports riding on the outcome, the complicated and sometimes contentious process for handling student transfers is plagued with ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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10 Facts About Taxes You Didn't Know
Madison.comApril 10, 2017

... that close to one-fifth of taxpayers fail to comply with the rules. That said, the majority of these so-called violations are treated by the IRS as honest mistakes. Of those who don't manage to follow the rules, a mere 0.0022% are actually ...more »

Property Taxes
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Assessors don't like tax law
Cody EnterpriseApril 3, 2017

In contrast to Berg and Meyer, Christensen described the bill as a way of clarifying existing tax law and making assessors' lives easier. “Different communities and different counties around the state were doing things differently (before the new law ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Discharge of Federal and State Income Taxes in Bankruptcy
JD Supra (press release)April 8, 2017

If an individual or business owes unpaid income taxes to the IRS, or to a state, federal bankruptcy laws may provide relief for some, if not all, of these taxes. Generally applicable to “older” federal and state income taxes, if a taxpayer has filed ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Our View: Sales tax concerns and edits for next time
Craig Daily PressApril 8, 2017

The sales/use tax measure failed by 67 percent, which tells us more education is needed. We know that the sales/use tax campaign committee worked hard to inform our community about the initiative, but it wasn't enough, as it obviously tanked. Big time.more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Mayor signs hotel tax into law
The Register StarApril 7, 2017

"For example, you cannot put a transient guest on the third floor, that's prohibited by law. So, this falls into a code enforcement issue and if the net is cast wide, it's an avalanche of work dropping onto the code enforcement office. If the city ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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IRS Polices What Is Tax Planning Or Tax Evasion
ForbesApril 3, 2017

Tax planning--even tax avoidance--can be OK, but not tax evasion, so how do you tell the difference? It is tax filing season and whether you've started or not, it isn't pleasant. And the stakes are high. After all, every IRS tax return must be filed ...more »

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