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6 mortgage mistakes to avoid
WATE 6 On Your SideMarch 1, 2017

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Is your house your castle or a monkey on your back? Your answer might depend on your mortgage. People who bought a house with a mortgage they couldn't afford will likely tell you their house has brought them nothing but frustration.more »

TOP 4 CAR SAFETY DEVICES FOR 2017
Lawyers.com Blog (blog)March 1, 2017

Are you currently in the market for a new car? If the answer is yes, then you must buy one with an active safety system that will help you avoid or mitigate a crash. At least this is the advice that I am going to give you as a personal injury lawyer ...more »

Tax Law News and Stories

Audit Defence
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Trump paid 25 percent tax rate in 2005, reported $105 million write-down, return shows
Chicago TribuneMarch 15, 2017

Trump repeatedly has refused to release his income tax returns - breaking with four decades of tradition for presidential nominees - claiming that he has been under audit and that his lawyers have counseled him not to release them. The Internal Revenue ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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9 audit red flags that will get you audited by the IRS
KSDK.comMarch 6, 2017

What two words cause the most panic to Americans? There are probably a hundred funny responses running through your mind right now, but we were thinking of a less humorous response: “IRS audit.” Your odds of avoiding an audit are usually pretty good.more »

Business Audit Defence
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FMPD audit, investigation could help prevent widespread unrest, former federal prosecutor says
Wink NewsMarch 16, 2017

Waid, formerly the chief assistant U.S. attorney for Southwest Florida, described a department that isolated itself from the community and other law enforcement agencies to the point that it “created a lack of resources and a lack of an ability to ...more »

Property Taxes
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Civil asset forfeiture debate pits property rights advocates against law enforcement
KGBT-TVMarch 3, 2017

Konni Burton, R-Colleyville, would require a criminal conviction before most property can be seized by law enforcement and would make homestead property, cars worth less than $10,000 and cash totaling less than $200 exempt from forfeiture. Burton said ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Victor Grigoraci: Clean up the 'dog's mess' with e-commerce (Gazette)
Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)March 10, 2017

In 1992, the U.S. Supreme Court, in the Quill Corp. case, held that a business must have a physical presence in a state before that state can impose sales or use tax collection obligations. This physical presence requirement is being challenged by ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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Tax hike appears inevitable in Kansas after court ruling
Missouri Lawyers Media (subscription)March 6, 2017

A Kansas Supreme Court ruling that the state isn't spending enough money on its public schools only bolstered many lawmakers' support for raising income taxes. The state's highest court directed legislators to enact a new school funding law by June 30 ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Tax evasion case vs Mighty eyed
Inquirer.netMarch 2, 2017

For allegedly failing to pay more than P1 billion in excise taxes, revenue authorities are considering slapping a tax evasion case against homegrown cigarette maker Mighty Corp. In a press conference Thursday, Bureau of Customs officials confirmed that ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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2016 sales tax break for New York, Florida and other states' residents
United Federation of TeachersMarch 3, 2017

Federal tax law allows taxpayers who elect to itemize deductions to deduct their state and local income taxes or state and local general sales taxes to reduce their federal income tax. This law is especially important for residents of six states that ...more »

Tax Planning
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4 Overlooked Tax Breaks for Retirees - Kiplinger
Kiplinger Personal FinanceMarch 14, 2017

Being alert to the changes that come at various life stages is key to holding down your tax bill. Use these deductions to save at tax time.more »

International Taxation
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Cat raid raises key question: Will Team Trump be tough on tax shelters?
Crain's Chicago BusinessMarch 3, 2017

It's unusual for law enforcement agents to raid the office of a Fortune 100 company. But the tax strategy that brought the feds to Caterpillar's door is common. The Peoria-based manufacturer adopted a tax shelter based on transfer pricing principles ...more »

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