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WHD Provides Long-Awaited Garnishment Guidance On The Meaning Of "Earnings" Under The CCPA
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)January 22, 2017

A rare and interesting thing in the world of federal garnishment law has just occurred: the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) updated its published position concerning the meaning of "earnings" pursuant to the Consumer Credit ...more »

Gerald Rosen, the judge who helped save Detroit, retires
Detroit Free PressJanuary 22, 2017

After 25 years as a federal judge, Gerald Rosen embarks on a new career in mediation, the job that helped him save Detroit.more »

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Audit Defence
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Sen. Ron Wyden's bill would force Trump to reveal foreign interests in deals
USA TODAYFebruary 14, 2017

But he has refused to release his tax returns — citing an IRS audit — or to relinquish ownership of the Trump Organization, prompting continued scrutiny about the government's entanglement with the Trump brand. Over the ... The Trump Organization's ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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IRS Gets Court Approval To Delay Hearing On Access To Coinbase Accounts
ForbesFebruary 3, 2017

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) successfully pushed off a hearing focusing on its efforts to have access to United States Coinbase customer accounts. According to court documents filed this week, the IRS asked the court to delay the hearing ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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State auditor to examine 2 special taxing districts in St. Louis area ...
St. Louis Public RadioFebruary 7, 2017

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway announced Tuesday that her office will audit two Community Improvement Districts in the St. Louis region. Those.more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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'El Chapo' lawyers say jail conditions are too strict in NYC - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports
WAOWFebruary 3, 2017

(AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File). FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2016 file photo, a handcuffed Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is made to face the press as he is escorted to a helicopter by Mexican soldiers and marines at a federal hangar in Mexico City. Guzman is s.more »

Property Taxes
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Illinois House speaker makes his money lowering property taxes
ReutersFebruary 8, 2017

Madigan & Getzendanner is one of Illinois' leading law firms for clients filing appeals to contest their property appraisals in an effort to reduce their real-estate taxes. Between 2004 and 2015, the speaker's firm won $63.3 million in refunds for ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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The Border Adjustment Tax For Dummies: Who Will Pay For The Wall?
ForbesJanuary 27, 2017

A: Under current law, the U.S. has a true “income tax,” which is a direct tax on, you guessed it…the income of a corporation. But not on the total income; rather, the corporation is permitted to deduct both the cost of any goods sold — whether ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Tax Authority: Bar Refaeli and her mother committed tax evasion
YnetnewsFebruary 7, 2017

As opposed to the police who recommend whether or not to indict, the Tax Authority forwards the reports and evidence to the State Attorney without making a recommendation. If the State Attorney decides to indict the two, they may exercise their right ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Russia Announces 'Google Tax Law'
Financial TribuneFebruary 5, 2017

Foreign companies selling e-content via the Internet in Russia are now required to register private offices in Russia, submit information on their sales in the country, and pay an 18% value added tax (VAT). The new rule, the Kremlin hopes, will claw ...more »

Tax Planning
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Tax Planning Seminar at the library in Conroe
The Paper MagazineFebruary 15, 2017

Conroe, TX - Tax season is here, so plan before you prepare. On Monday, February 27th from 2-3 p.m., join us for a free tax planning seminar. Find out more about tax planning versus tax preparation, current tax law changes, most common tax mistakes ...more »

International Taxation
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If Obamacare is being repealed, do the uninsured need to pay tax penalties?
PBS NewsHourFebruary 7, 2017

As long as the “individual mandate” — which requires most people to have health coverage or face a tax penalty — is the law of the land, you should pay the fine for not having coverage in 2016 unless you qualify for an exemption, said Tara Straw, a ...more »


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