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LIVE BLOG! 4th NLUO International Maritime Arbitration Moot 2017 (31st March - 2nd April 2017)
Legally IndiaApril 1, 2017

We, at NLUO, have chosen this subject matter to compliment the maritime operations in Odisha and consequently promote intellectual discourse in the field of Maritime Law. The NLUO International Maritime Arbitration Moot, now in its 4th edition, has ...more »

Senate body denies SCO freedom to operate across Pakistan
DAWN.comApril 1, 2017

“The SCO management is demanding a huge amendment to the law,” he added. The Senate subcommittee on IT met to discuss a proposed amendment to the 1996 Pakistan Telecommunication (Re-organisation) Act that would give the SCO a free hand to ...more »

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Audit Defence
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IRS and Postal Service Agents On Scene at Benny Hinn's Office
Patheos (blog)April 26, 2017

UPDATE: According to commenter GWInsida, the IRS was at Hinn's headquarters at least until 10:30PM (4/26/17) and expected to be there for awhile longer. Hinn may be under scrutiny for funds collected to build a “healing center” which were never used to ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Attorney General Alan Wilson's 2010 campaign loan, ties to Quinns draw scrutiny as probe lingers
Charleston Post CourierApril 8, 2017

Wilson, a relative unknown at the time, received the $250,000 loan from First Community Bank of Lexington just five days before the filing deadline for candidates that year, drastically inflating his campaign war chest, election records show. That ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Auditor: Taxing district law allows unethical practices, poor oversight
STLtoday.comApril 10, 2017

The conflicts of interest generally involve district board members being allowed to vote to award themselves contracts for construction development, as well as approving the payments of those contracts. The law does not require the districts to put ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Top tips to survive an audit
BizReportApril 12, 2017

"The IRS is required to tell you why your return was audited, it's your responsibility to ask," said Charley Moore, CEO, Rocket Lawyer. "[You have] a right to privacy and confidentiality about tax matters, a right to know why the IRS is asking for ...more »

Property Taxes
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Lenoir Calls for Property Tax Cut Beyond New Certified Tax Rate From Reappraisal
Memphis Daily NewsApril 10, 2017

Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir says there should be a cut in the county property tax rate beyond the new certified property tax rate to be set as a result of the 2017 countywide property reappraisal. “For me, the trifecta would be a real tax cut to ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Voices: Daniel G. Wani| The glitz of business succession planning in ...
Northern Nevada Business WeeklyApril 10, 2017

Nevada's business industry is making plenty of headlines, thanks in part to large companies like Tesla's Gigafactory and Switch moving just outside of Reno over ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Fort Collins tax revenue dips in first quarter
The ColoradoanApril 14, 2017

News from Fort Collins' monthly sales and use tax report is not all bad. Auto sales both inside and outside city limits were up in March and for the first quarter of 2017. And, sales of medical and recreational marijuana continue to push sales tax ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Malaysian parliament passes tourism tax law
GamingTodaySlotsTodayApril 10, 2017

The Malaysian parliament has passed a tourism tax law that some say could harm hotel operators in the country. However, other analysts say the impact of the new tax will be minimal. The tourism tax law allows the Malaysian government to impose a ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Creator of "Boobies Rock" charity scam guilty in tax evasion case
Fort Morgan TimesApril 7, 2017

A man found guilty of organizing a bogus charity and pocketing $1 million has pleaded guilty in a federal tax evasion case. Adam C. Shryock, 37, of Castle Rock, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to willful failure to file a tax return, according to ...more »

International Taxation
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Trump isn't much for selling the public on trade-offs. Rewriting the tax code depends on it
Los Angeles TimesApril 17, 2017

Yet rewriting the tax laws depends on a strict diet of tough choices. Want to lower tax rates for everyone without killing popular deductions or driving up the deficit? Good luck. Want to raise money with a consumption tax without hiking prices at Wal ...more »

Tax Planning
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Seattle mayor drops property-tax plan, now seeks county sales tax to ...
The Seattle TimesApril 3, 2017

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray proposed the $275 million property-tax levy to raise money for programs to fight homelessness just a month ago, but now he's ...more »


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