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Feds say Busse took in $990000 in bribery scheme involving immigration agent
The Macomb DailyMay 1, 2017

“Where many saw an overtaxed and broken system in need of reform, Mr. Busse saw an opportunity to enrich himself,” Acting U.S. Attorney Daniel L. Lemisch wrote in a sentencing memorandum. “Mr. Busse made hundreds of thousands of dollars by corruptly ...more »

Trump's week ahead: Key bills on budget, healthcare
The Providence JournalMay 1, 2017

Trump has spent his first 100 days coming to terms with the slow grind of government even in a Republican-dominated capital, and watching some of his promises —from repealing the nation's health care law to temporarily banning people from some Muslim ...more »

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Audit Defence
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DNC Host Committee promised to give away leftover funds to charity
Philly.comMay 19, 2017

He said that should the host committee be audited by the IRS, the government would want to see “something more substantial” than Rendell recounting that he promised bonuses. “If there were an explicit understanding ... Marcus Owens, a Washington tax ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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“Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” Swag Bag Giveaway
KRGVMay 3, 2017

That person will also receive an IRS Form 1099 at the end of the calendar year and a copy of such form will be filed with the IRS. 8. ... Compliance with Law. The conduct of the Contest is governed by the applicable laws of the Unites States of America ...more »

Business Audit Defence
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SC's new ethics law flawed, critics say
The HeraldMay 20, 2017

Four Republican state legislators have been accused of public corruption since 2014. None was called out by the legislative committees that were charged with overseeing the behavior of lawmakers. Now, a new ethics law is in effect, aiming to restore ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Think you're immune to scammers? Not true, AARP warns Tri-Citians
Tri-City HeraldMay 26, 2017

AARP brought along Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, whose office has made consumer fraud a priority. It fielded 42,000 fraud ... Anyone who receives a suspicious call from the IRS, bank or other organization should hang up. If you're worried ...more »

Property Taxes
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Hatboro-Horsham plans 2.45 percent tax increase
The IntelligencerMay 16, 2017

In January, the school board passed a resolution to limit any potential tax increase to 2.5 percent. Since Act 1, the state's property tax law, went into effect 11 years ago, the district has not sought exceptions and kept the increase within the index ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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How New York Can Release Trump's Tax Returns
POLITICO MagazineMay 2, 2017

Specifically, the law would require the state tax authority to post on its website the last five years of returns filed by the president and vice president, the state's two U.S. senators, as well as the governor, lieutenant governor, state comptroller ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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The States Are No Strangers to Border Adjusted Taxes: A Discussion of Consumption Tax from a State Perspective
Bloomberg BNAMay 3, 2017

Under the GOP proposal, corporations would be taxed based on where their products are sold; current law imposes income tax on corporations based on where their goods are produced. [House GOP Conference, A Better Way, Our Vision for a Confident ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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The White House Tax Plan: What Will Work, and What Won't
Knowledge@WhartonMay 1, 2017

Michael Knoll, co-director of Penn Law's Center for Tax Law and Policy noted that the proposals have “almost nothing in terms of revenue raisers, and a lot of cuts.” However, he suggested that the administration's move in announcing the plan was an ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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Dracut man charged with stealing from employers, tax evasion
Modesto BeeMay 9, 2017

A Massachusetts man has been charged with stealing more than $1 million worth of equipment from his former employer. The Lowell Sun ( ) reports 47-year-old Robert Gantz is being held on $10,000 bail on larceny and tax evasion ...more »

International Taxation
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Column: Repealing law prohibiting churches from endorsing candidates would hurt faith groups' core mission
Fredericksburg.comMay 8, 2017

PRESIDENT Trump wants to overhaul the nation's tax code. While details of Trump's plans are unclear, one change could involve the Johnson Amendment, a six-decade-old tax law that prohibits churches and other tax-exempt organizations from either ...more »

Tax Planning
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Trump's Tax Plan in the Air, Capital Gains Could Replace Death Tax ...
CattleNetwork.comMay 4, 2017

President Trump proposed dramatic cuts in the taxes paid by corporations big and small. According to his administration, the overhaul will spur economic growth ...more »


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