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The Trump Administration Is Apparently Ignoring Court Orders
RewireFebruary 1, 2017

It is the primary role and mission of the United States Marshals Service to provide for the security and to obey, execute, and enforce all orders of the United States District Courts, the United States Courts of Appeals, the Court of International ...more »

Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services discuss government benefits
Wicked Local CambridgeFebruary 1, 2017

Keefe said many of the questions were about how repeal of the Affordable Care Act could impact elder services. Knowing that would likely be a topic, Keefe and Lowe provided recent projections from the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonprofit that ...more »

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Audit Defence
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Tax Rules for Settlements and Judgments
California LawyerFebruary 8, 2017

However, most lawyers take a hands-off approach: they simply tell their clients that they are not tax advisers and that it is worth seeing a tax lawyer or good accountant to get straight on the tax implications. Yet after such a disclaimer, some ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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IRS lawyer in DC charged in methamphetamine conspiracy
Washington PostFebruary 2, 2017

An attorney with the Internal Revenue Service's professional standards office in Washington has been charged with conspiring to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, U.S. prosecutors said. Jack Vitayanon, 41, an IRS attorney since 2012 ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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9 Tax Changes to Know Before Filing Your 2016 Return
U.S. News & World ReportFebruary 2, 2017

The tax-filing season is officially open, and you should have your W-2 and 1099 forms in hand any minute. ... “There are not too many changes,” says Lisa Greene-Lewis, a certified public accountant and tax expert for TurboTax and a U.S. News contributor.more »

Property Taxes
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High property taxes a multilayered problem in Illinois
Chicago City WireFebruary 2, 2017

"Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan and Chicago Alderman Ed Burke both run law firms specializing in the lucrative field of Cook County property tax appeals, one of the most inefficient, corrupt systems in urban politics," Berg wrote. "Illinois Senate ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Longmont sales and use tax seminar set for Feb. 15
Longmont Times-CallFebruary 4, 2017

We reserve the right to remove any comment that violates our ground rules, is spammy, NSFW, defamatory, rude, reckless to the community, etc. We expect everyone to be respectful of other commenters. It's fine to have differences of opinion, but there's ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Trump targets tax law on church campaigning
NWAOnlineFebruary 3, 2017

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump pledged to repeal a decades-old provision of tax law that prevents pastors from endorsing candidates, recommitting to a campaign promise during a speech at his first National Prayer Breakfast. "I will get rid of and ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Kingwood business man to be sentenced in federal court for tax evasion
The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)February 6, 2017

MARTINSBURG — A Bruceton Mills resident and owner of BGW Recycling in Kingwood will be sentenced in U.S. District Court in Martinsburg on Mon., Feb. 6 for tax evasion. Brandon Reckart entered a guilty plea to one count of tax evasion on Sept. 15, 2016 ...more »

International Taxation
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Financial advisers welcome demise of investment tax to fund health care law
InvestmentNewsFebruary 2, 2017

One aspect of the effort by congressional Republicans to scrap the health care reform law is being embraced by financial advisers — the demise of the investment tax that funds part of the program. The law imposes a 3.8% tax on net investment income, ...more »

Tax Planning
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UTI Smart Plan : a smart tax planning option
IndiainfolineFebruary 23, 2017

UTI Mutual Fund is offering an unique Mutual Fund Investment Solution called 'UTI SMART PLAN', which will provide benefits of Wealth Creation, Protection and Retirement in addition to tax benefits under Sec 80C of the IT Act, 1961 up to Rs.1.50 lakhs.more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Dear President Trump, Please Repeal FATCA
ForbesFebruary 6, 2017

No demand for financial records. No imposition of unwanted citizenship on everyone born there. In contrast, some tax compliance thugs threaten Americans outside the U.S. that the IRS will “Lock them up” if these mainly middle class folks don't file tax ...more »


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