Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes. Legal news and articles for December 31 - 31, 2011

However, the General Counsel for Jones & Guerrero, John T. Brown, disagrees.Election reforms, tax initiatives will shape 2012Even Tax Lawyers Face IRS PenaltiesNew Year means changes in laws for NC pharmacies, jails and for state tax...Bottom of the harbour tax rorts hit: 1982In 2012, Obama Political Strategy Hinges on Contrast With CongressNew IRS Rules for Funds Are Now in EffectNew state laws set to take effect New Year's DayNew state laws set to take effect New Year's DayNew year brings new tax rulesTax reform panel releases reportNew year rings new tax rulesSilicon Valley Politicians Introduce 50 New Laws for 2012Laws set to take effect New Year's DayOutlook: More Obamacare taxes on the way

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Payroll tax-cut proposal targets federal pay
Washington PostDecember 2, 2011

The probability that they can become law, however, is another question because of Democratic opposition. That opposition does not mean that talks about compensation are automatically rejected by Democrats, who want to fund the tax cut by taxing the ...more »

U.K. REIT Law Changes to Open Door to Takeovers From Overseas Companies
BloombergDecember 6, 2011

In March, the government lowered the tax cost of acquiring groups of properties by changing the way it calculates the property transfer tax, known as the stamp duty. That change, combined with the rules being proposed today, “will help residential ...more »

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However, the General Counsel for Jones & Guerrero, John T. Brown, disagrees.
Pacific News CenterDecember 31, 2011

That is a matter of tax law, US tax law. If there is a dispute over the amount, timing or eligibility of the use of a tax credit, is that determined under the procurement code (see, 5 GCA § 5427 re contract controversies), or is it determined by the ...more »

Election reforms, tax initiatives will shape 2012
San Jose Mercury NewsDecember 31, 2011

At the same time, voters likely will be asked to consider tax increases even as the state's economy remains stalled by slow growth and high unemployment. A host of new election rules, many approved by voters, will affect how campaigns are run and how ...more »

Even Tax Lawyers Face IRS Penalties
ForbesDecember 31, 2011

At a minimum, you might assume tax credentials would mean you could avoid all IRS penalties. That seems especially likely if you get a law degree and then a Master in Laws (LL.M) specializing in tax! Not necessarily. In Brown v. ...more »

New Year means changes in laws for NC pharmacies, jails and for state tax...
The RepublicDecember 31, 2011

As expected, the new year will also bring a rise in North Carolina's gasoline tax. Revenue Secretary David Hoyle announced in December the state motor fuels tax will grow by 3.9 cents per gallon to a record 38.9 cents starting Jan 1. State law requires ...more »

Bottom of the harbour tax rorts hit: 1982
NinemsnDecember 31, 2011

No-one could possibly claim that these contrived arrangements were for any purpose other than tax evasion. But Howard's proposal for tax to be reclaimed retrospectively touched a very raw nerve across the coalition and especially among its business ...more »

In 2012, Obama Political Strategy Hinges on Contrast With Congress
Fox NewsDecember 31, 2011

What was left out of the informal presentation to reporters was any mention of the upcoming Supreme Court litigation over the president's health care law, passed in 2010 and derisively called "Obamacare" by its critics. While Earnest cited polling data ...more »

New IRS Rules for Funds Are Now in Effect
Barron'sDecember 31, 2011

Beginning in 2012, your broker or fund company is required to report the cost of any new mutual- and most exchange-traded fund shares you've bought to the Internal Revenue Service. (This rule was enacted for stocks last year and will take effect for ...more »

New state laws set to take effect New Year's Day
Rochester Democrat and ChronicleDecember 31, 2011

The state's new tax code, which includes a modest tax decrease for middle-income earners and a higher rate for families making more than $2 million. A cap on property taxes, limiting the annual levy increase to the lower of 2 percent or the rate of ...more »

New state laws set to take effect New Year's Day
Rochester Democrat and ChronicleDecember 31, 2011

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New year brings new tax rules
Vancouver SunDecember 31, 2011

The basic personal amount is up to $10822 for 2012, which is the same as the spouse or common law partner amount, while the amount for children under 18 is now $2191 per child. These amounts are multiplied by 15% to arrive at the federal tax credits. ...more »

Tax reform panel releases report
Tulsa WorldDecember 31, 2011

But to keep the state treasury from losing money, the income tax cut would come at the cost of some tax benefits that are popular with Oklahomans. The wide-ranging task force report includes several other changes in state tax law, and envisions a day ...more »

New year rings new tax rules
Ottawa CitizenDecember 31, 2011

The basic personal amount is up to $10822 for 2012, which is the same as the spouse or common law partner amount, while the amount for children under 18 is now $2191 per child. These amounts are multiplied by 15% to arrive at the federal tax credits. ...more »

Silicon Valley Politicians Introduce 50 New Laws for 2012
Patch.comDecember 31, 2011

SB 445: Updating Privacy Protections for Library Patrons Part of Simitian's annual “There Oughta Be A Law” contest, this extends library privacy protections to online content. SB 164: Preserving Funding for Child Abuse Prevention and Endangered Species ...more »

Laws set to take effect New Year's Day
Elmira Star-GazetteDecember 31, 2011

Here's a list of some of the new laws taking effect Jan. 1: - The state's new tax code, which includes a modest tax decrease for middle-income earners and a higher rate for families making more than $2 million. - A cap on property taxes, limiting the ...more »

Outlook: More Obamacare taxes on the way
Washington TimesDecember 31, 2011

By John Kartch The Affordable Care Act - also known as Obamacare - contains 21 new or higher taxes on the American people. Eight of the tax hikes have already gone into effect, and a year from now five more will take force. These taxes will increase ...more »

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