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Judge refuses to unseal Russell Budd deposition, testimony linked to Baron & Budd asbestos memo
Southeast Texas RecordFebruary 1, 2017

While the Baron & Budd case has been cleared off the court's docket for more than a decade, Biederman believes Budd's deposition, which is presumably centered on the “Terrell memo,” has relevancy to current asbestos litigation and would eventually play ...more »

The numbers to know for Zachry's pending P3 agreement with Hemisfair
San Antonio Business JournalFebruary 1, 2017

The $200 million deal, which will be the second P3 arrangement that the City Council hears for Hemisfair's redevelopment efforts, would inject the city's urban core with a substantial amount of new commercial and residential development, adding several ...more »

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Audit Defence
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Dominican deal tests Trump pledge of no new foreign projects
NBC2 NewsFebruary 9, 2017

"No new foreign deals will be made whatsoever during the duration of President Trump's presidency," Trump lawyer Sheri Dillon of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLC said last month at a news conference. Under the self-imposed rules she described, new ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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United States: The IRS Targets Thirteen Issues In Its New Compliance Campaigns
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)February 15, 2017

The IRS noted that LB&I is aware of different structures used for tax-free repatriation of funds into the U.S. in the mid-market population, it believes that many taxpayers do not properly report repatriations as taxable events on filed returns, and ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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3 Minnesota counties foot bill to fight state auditor lawsuit | West ...
West Central TribuneFebruary 16, 2017

ST. PAUL — It is not fair that three counties are funding a fight to allow all 87 Minnesota counties to save money, a Becker County commissioner says.more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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IRS lawyer who is an adjunct Georgetown law prof in charged in alleged meth conspiracy
ABA JournalFebruary 3, 2017

The lawyer, Jack Vitayanon, has been charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, according to a Justice Department press release issued on Wednesday. The New York Law Journal (sub. req.), Forbes, the Washington Post and Above the Law ...more »

Property Taxes
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Analysis: A $100 million reinterpretation of Texas school finance law
KGBT-TVFebruary 6, 2017

That triggered an unused and breathtaking provision in the school finance laws that requires the state education commissioner — currently Mike Morath of Dallas — to take away enough of Houston ISD's commercial property tax base to raise $165 million ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Okla. Gov. Aims To Ax Corporate Income Tax, Raise Fuel Tax
Law360 (subscription)February 7, 2017

Law360, New York (February 7, 2017, 4:39 PM EST) -- Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin proposed a rewrite of the state's tax laws on Monday, but her ideas to replace the corporate income tax with hikes in fuel, tobacco and sales taxes may be a hard sell for her ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Council approves resolution for half cent sales tax
Weekly CitizenFebruary 7, 2017

"The first lifeline is the half cent sales and use tax in West Ascension Parish, the critical access status, which helps us financially. We were grandfathered in this since 2002 and that's being threatened at all times. Our third lifeline is the ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Here's how much money Americans could save — or lose — under Trump's tax plan
Business InsiderFebruary 3, 2017

The Tax Policy Center has analyzed the Trump administration's proposed tax plan, comparing it with the current tax code to show who stands to gain the most — and who will wind up a loser — if Trump's plan becomes the law of the land. Below, we break ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Criticism for Terrafame investor: Russian ties, suspected tax evasion and toxic waste scandals
YLE NewsFebruary 11, 2017

... of its business is cantered in Switzerland, where traders aren't directly regulated. In the past, Trafigura has been called out for its lack of disclosure. A new decision to transfer its operational base to Singapore has led others to accuse the ...more »

International Taxation
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Here's how much money Americans could save — or lose — under Trump's tax plan
Business InsiderFebruary 3, 2017

The Tax Policy Center has analyzed the Trump administration's proposed tax plan, comparing it with the current tax code to show who stands to gain the most — and who will wind up a loser — if Trump's plan becomes the law of the land. Below, we break ...more »

Tax Planning
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The 7 Life-Changing Events Where Tax Planning Pays Off
Madison.comFebruary 5, 2017

Few people enjoy tax planning. But everyone goes through major life changes, and many of them have substantial tax consequences. Knowing about them and planning your taxes around them can help you avoid unpleasant surprises and sometimes can ...more »

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