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SC rejects plea to stay jallikattu law
The HinduFebruary 1, 2017

The interlocutory applications filed by the NGOs against the new Tamil Nadu law were part of their 2016 writ petitions. The Bench has given them two weeks to file fresh writ petitions challenging the Tamil Nadu amendments. The State government and ...more »

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 »

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Business Audit Defence
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Dodd-Frank isn't the only financial law Trump should change
The Hill (blog)February 3, 2017

The subsequent interpretation and enforcement of Section 404 by the accounting oversight agency created by Sarbanes-Oxley resulted in Audit Standard No. 5, which requires an audit of the internal controls over financial reporting. Many believe the jump ...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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Budget 2017: Do you know these changes in income tax return filing process?
Moneycontrol.comFebruary 10, 2017

This government is focussing on early reporting of the income by the tax payers for facilitating the decision making. And with this aim in mind has been proposing changes in the income tax law with respect to various aspects of filing of the income tax ...more »

Property Taxes
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Legislature considers property tax increase to fund schools
The Daily HeraldFebruary 1, 2017

The target is the 1 percent cap on property tax hikes which voters embraced and legislators etched into law a decade ago in spite of concerns it would weaken a historic pillar of financing that cities, counties and the state rely upon. Seven Democrats ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Houston sales tax revenue fell in December
Chron.comFebruary 8, 2017

Houston again saw monthly sales tax revenue decline in December, according to data released Wednesday by the Texas comptroller's office. The city received an allocation of about $64 million from the state for the month. That's a 5.2 percent decrease ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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PODCAST: What Would a Gorsuch Confirmation Mean for Tax Law?
Bloomberg BNAFebruary 3, 2017

Bloomberg BNA's Tax & Accounting Podcast “Talking Tax” features analysis from legal editors Erin McManus and Jennifer McLoughlin on how confirmation of Gorsuch might impact the world of federal and state tax law. According to McManus and McLoughlin ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Ex-IMF chief Rato, already in dock, accused of 'tax fraud' - Yahoo
Yahoo NewsFebruary 8, 2017

Former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato stands accused of tax fraud carried out in his native Spain over more than a decade, according to a report Wednesday detailing ...more »

International Taxation
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Tax Update: What's Wrong With Our Tax System and How to Fix It
Motley FoolFebruary 3, 2017

She paints a picture of a better tax world, like this: "The tax laws should be simple enough so that most taxpayers can prepare their own returns without professional help, simple enough so that taxpayers can compute their tax liabilities on a single ...more »

Tax Planning
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Economic TimesFebruary 10, 2017

We're a month into 2017 and it's about time to get hold of your chartered accountant to help you to maximise your tax savings. Tax planning is important. An improper tax planning increases tax outgo from your pocket which, in turn, reduces the money ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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IRS: No More Closing Agreements Under FICA "Special Timing Rule"
Lexology (registration)February 14, 2017

A recent IRS Chief Counsel Memorandum (AM 2017-01) raises the stakes for employers that fail to apply the proper FICA taxation rules to nonqualified deferred compensation. An option previously available to those employers has been taken off the table.more »


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