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City moves to save 401 Richmond and other cultural institutions ...
Toronto StarFebruary 1, 2017

In the wake of a huge tax hike on the downtown arts hub, city council is asking the province to give cultural institutions a break.more »

Local labor union petitions Alexander, Corker against Puzder
The TennesseanFebruary 1, 2017

On the same day as a mobile billboard commissioned by a national women's advocacy group circled in Franklin in protest of Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder, , a local labor union delivered a petition to Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker in ...more »

Tax Law News and Stories

Audit Defence
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For the Love of Money
Albany Times Union (blog)February 10, 2017

On Thursday, New York Democratic Representative Jerrold Nadler filed a special resolution to force the House of Representatives to demand documents from the Justice Department regarding President Trump's business conflicts of interest and possible ties ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Yearli by Greatland Offers Free ACA Code Generator to Assist with Year-end Reporting
Yahoo FinanceFebruary 15, 2017

15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- With tax reporting deadlines rapidly approaching, Greatland is reminding all businesses that its suite of Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting capabilities includes free tools, checklists and guidelines that make compliance less ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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Delaware Unclaimed Gift Card and Property Law Comes under Renewed Fire
PaybeforeFebruary 1, 2017

In the Marathon case, the company is appealing the dismissal of its challenge to the law, in part by claiming that it violates the Fourth Amendment prohibition against unreasonable searches and seizures. The case involves an audit that lasted nine ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Lawyer for IRS Charged in Drug Conspiracy
New York Law Journal (registration)February 2, 2017

An attorney who worked in the IRS' Office of Professional Responsibility "broke bad" and conspired to distribute methamphetamine on Long Island, federal authorities in Brooklyn said. Jack Vitayanon was arrested early Wednesday morning in Washington, ...more »

Property Taxes
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Michigan's 2017 Property Tax Assessment Notices Are In The Mail ...
The National Law ReviewFebruary 3, 2017

Local assessors are in the process of sending annual notices of real and personal property tax assessments to property owners and taxpayers, who must ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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What You Need To Know About Denied RALs & Other Tax Refund Loan Questions
ForbesFebruary 7, 2017

Last year, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that some taxpayers would have their tax refunds delayed at the open of the 2017 tax season. A new law requires the IRS to hold refunds tied to the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Harpers Ferry Mayor Says City Sales Tax Beneficial
West Virginia Public BroadcastingFebruary 6, 2017

The mayor of Harpers Ferry says the Eastern Panhandle community has brought in $60,000 over six months from the implementation of a city sales and use tax after being granted home rule status. Harpers Ferry was the site of the US Armory, and played a ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Senate committee unanimously advances online sales tax bill
Wyoming TribuneFebruary 8, 2017

The committee also approved an amendment to the bill that prohibits the Department of Revenue from enforcing the law if a declaratory judgment is filed regarding requiring a business to collect sales tax. The prohibition would be in effect until the ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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DUI Attorney Darryl Genis Sentenced to 24 Months for Tax Evasion
Santa Barbara IndependentFebruary 14, 2017

Darryl Genis, perhaps Santa Barbara's best known criminal defense attorney, was sentenced Monday to serve 24 months behind bars by a federal judge in Los Angeles for willfully failing to pay $679,958 in taxes on $3.5 million of unreported earnings over ...more »

International Taxation
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Committee unanimously OKs online sales tax bill
Wyoming Business ReportFebruary 8, 2017

Several people spoke in favor of the bill Tuesday. Patrick Collins, who owns The Bicycle Station in Cheyenne, said he has wanted such a law for years, saying retailers that aren't required to collect tax have an unfair advantage over his business. For ...more »

Tax Planning
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President Trump's Proposed Tax Plan: What Tax Moves You Should be Considering
InsideCounselFebruary 7, 2017

Although Trump's plan will likely take months or longer to implement, there are opportunities for people to take some important tax planning steps over the next few weeks. Despite the fact that the President tax plan still has many unknowns and no ...more »

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