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Hartford prevails in lawsuit alleging it charged excessive fund fees
WHTCMarch 1, 2017

U.S. District Judge Renee Bumb in Camden said investors failed to show that Hartford and its subadvisers did not do enough work to justify the fees charged, thereby violating federal laws governing mutual funds. "Plaintiffs have not carried the burden ...more »

Mass. health care worker shortage is 'a perfect storm,' says report
Boston Business JournalMarch 1, 2017

According to a new report by the Providers' Council, there is a massive and growing worker shortage in Massachusetts, namely in the human services jobs that provide care to the elderly, the disabled, veteran communities, domestic abuse victims and ...more »

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Business Audit Defence
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Auditor: Staff shortages overwhelmed York County child agency
ABC27March 2, 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – York County's child protection agency was overwhelmed by high staff turnover for years, and changes to the state's child abuse reporting law only made the problem worse, Pennsylvania's auditor general said Thursday. Auditor ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Late fee causes Kent Gray's removal from lawyer list
The State Journal-RegisterMarch 14, 2017

Kent Gray, a Leland Grove lawyer, was removed from the master roll of Illinois attorneys Friday for failure to pay an annual registration fee, according to Jim Grogan, deputy administrator and chief counsel of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Marriage Equality: Taxes, Death, and Everything in Between
The Tax AdviserMarch 1, 2017

As a result, the IRS was prohibited from treating partners or spouses in same-sex marriages, which became legal under certain states' laws, as husband and wife, and thus same-sex couples were not permitted to file a joint federal income tax return (see ...more »

Property Taxes
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Property tax renditions due soon
Plainview Daily HeraldMarch 6, 2017

Hale County Chief Appraiser Nikki Branscum reminds everyone that current Texas property tax laws require all businesses to pay property taxes based on the value of the assets used in their business to generate income. Those assets include inventory, ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Changes to states' sales, use tax laws will affect companies selling via the web
Smart Business NetworkMarch 1, 2017

The rise and proliferation of online commerce has increased the number and value of transactions with out-of-state retailers and in-state customers. A recent court decision has cleared the way for states to enforce sales and use tax reporting ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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CAT speaks to tax allegations: 'We stand by our financial reporting ...
Herald & ReviewMarch 10, 2017

PEORIA – Caterpillar Inc. issued a statement Thursday responding to news that a government-commissioned report concluded it had used “fraudulent” ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Charles, Linda Bolton sentenced for tax crimes
Hattiesburg AmericanMarch 17, 2017

Former Forrest County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Charles Bolton was sentenced to 45 months in prison for tax evasion and filing false tax reports. His wife, Linda Bolton, received a 30-month sentence. Each are to report to their as of yet undetermined ...more »

International Taxation
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GST Bills 'anti-profiteering' clause included to pass on tax benefit to consumers
Hindustan TimesMarch 5, 2017

In the services sector, the existing mechanism of Input Service Distributor (ISD) under the Service Tax law has been retained to allow the flow of ITC in respect of input services within a legal entity. • To prevent lock-in of capital of exporters, a ...more »

Tax Planning
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Investment in ELSS: Plan in advance, take SIP route
The TribuneMarch 12, 2017

With the March 31 deadline approaching, investing in tax planning schemes is a key priority for those who are yet to finalise their tax-related investments for the current financial year. Apart from investing in Public Provident Fund (PPF), mediclaim ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Do away with unnecessary pain
Business ObserverMarch 3, 2017

Penalties are painful and come in many sizes and flavors. There's a failure-to-file penalty, failure-to-pay penalty, failure-to-deposit penalty, accuracy-related penalty, fraud penalty and others. Penalties can range from 100% of an asset value to 0.5 ...more »


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