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'Lane County is a sanctuary county within the State of Oregon'
KVALFebruary 1, 2017

(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, a law enforcement agency may exchange information with the United States Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services and the United ...more »

California judge upholds public utility's subscriber data sharing
Northern California RecordFebruary 1, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California ordered last fall that the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) could hand over requested confidential subscriber information to The Utility Reform Network (TURN ...more »

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Business Audit Defence
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Govt to conduct regular performance audit of Law Officers: Abdul Haq
Greater KashmirFebruary 4, 2017

The Minister while chairing a meeting of law officers and lawyers engaged by the government to plead cases in various courts on behalf of the state asked the law officers and officials to follow cases regularly so that these are disposed off at the ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Michael Jackson Is Worth More Than Ever, and the IRS Wants a Piece of It
BloombergFebruary 1, 2017

That number could change if the IRS has anything to do with it. The agency's lawyers are taking the executors to trial, set to begin sometime this month in U.S. Tax Court in Los Angeles. The IRS intends to prove that $702 million of that inheritance is ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Dem lawmaker pitches tax increase on wealthiest Montanans
KTVQ Billings NewsFebruary 1, 2017

Montana's wealthiest 1 percent should pay more taxes on their top income, to provide extra revenue to help the state avoid deep budget cuts that will harm vital services, a state Democratic lawmaker argued Wednesday. “We know that we'll have to make ...more »

Property Taxes
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Proposed Pa. law taxes school administrators' patience
New Castle NewsFebruary 3, 2017

It also would give district's an inflationary aid increase annually and would require voter approval for school boards seeking a local income tax increase. Under the proposed law, it would increase the state's income tax rate to 4.95 percent, from 3.07 ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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House panel OKs new way for big firms to use tax credits
Clay Center DispatchFebruary 15, 2017

The bill allows companies to use their current tax credits to get cash refunds or sales tax offsets when they build new facilities. Many companies can't currently use the credits because previous tax breaks leave them owing no corporate income tax.more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Trump targets tax law on church campaigning
Arkansas OnlineFebruary 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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Summons on alleged tax evasion: Sania unlikely to appear on Feb 16
Economic TimesFebruary 14, 2017

HYDERABAD: Ace Tennis star Sania Mirza who has been issued summons by the Commissioner of Service Tax here, in connection with an investigation against alleged non-payment/evasion of Service Tax, may not appear before the competent authority in ...more »

International Taxation
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IRS Addresses Top Tax Refund Myths As Tax Season Rolls On
ForbesFebruary 1, 2017

Taxpayers who are affected by the new law those claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC). Those taxpayers should expect the IRS to hold their entire refund check since the IRS isn't allowed to release the ...more »

Tax Planning
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MM Tax & Financial Grand Opening To Complement Dimensional Financial Services
Yahoo FinanceFebruary 22, 2017

Teitel adds: "MM Tax & Financial offers a "hands on" approach to tax planning. In addition to your tax preparation, a tax review will be offered. This review is designed to help educate you on ways to save money in taxes, as well as offer possible ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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US LLC owned by non-US person has US reporting obligation from calendar year 2017
Lexology (registration)February 7, 2017

Beginning with tax year 2017, US domestic LLCs that are wholly owned, directly or indirectly, by one foreign person, are now required to obtain a US tax identification number and file an annual return, on Form 5472, reporting transactions between the ...more »


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