International Taxation. Legal news and articles for February 29 - 29, 2012

Missouri House endorses tax amnesty periodWhat you need to know about estate tax lawsNew Arizona law expands tuition tax credits for private schoolsPassionate debate delivers tax assistance lawMalacanang vows proposed sin tax law to provide competition among players in ...Governor signs private school tax credit bill into lawBill Seeks Tax Breaks for Men (and Women) with Facial HairOrbitz, others win legal fight over hotel taxesRoscoe Bartlett supports mustaches, but not 'The 'Stache Act'Tax laws slated to change soonWV State Law Library offering tax preparation servicesBarclays Statement In Response To HM Treasury Tax Law ChangeCantor's Small Business Break Adds to Complexity of Tax CodeObama $250000 Tax Line Set by Three Numbers With Four MeaningsBloomberg BNA's Live Conference Provides Legal and Investment Insight Into ...

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SEC's Owner Threshold, MF Global Hearing, Tax Plan: Compliance
BusinessWeekFebruary 2, 2012

Though the committee also considered advising the SEC to consider allowing crowdfunding -- the soliciting and pooling of small investments, often online -- it postponed that vote because of concerns about limiting possible fraud.more »

Too late to lower 2011 business taxes? Not at all
Boston.comFebruary 2, 2012

Many accountants and other tax preparers find that their small business clients overlook deductions. Sometimes it's the result of not taking advantage of tax laws that work in your favor. Poor record-keeping can also be the problem.more »

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Missouri House endorses tax amnesty period
Southeast MissourianFebruary 29, 2012

Delinquent taxpayers would need to agree to comply with state tax laws for the next eight years. All the penalties and interest would be due immediately if a delinquent taxpayer violates state tax law within the eight-year period.more »

What you need to know about estate tax laws
Minuteman News CenterFebruary 29, 2012

When most people hear about estate tax planning, they assume it's only for the wealthiest taxpayers. However, recent changes in the estate tax laws have been so advantageous to those passing wealth to another generation that it is worth knowing about ...more »

New Arizona law expands tuition tax credits for private schools
East Valley TribuneFebruary 29, 2012

Jan Brewer signed legislation today to allow individuals to divert more money they would otherwise owe the state to instead help children attend private and parochial schools. The new law provides a dollar-for-dollar income tax credit of up to $500 for ...more »

Passionate debate delivers tax assistance law
swissinfo.chFebruary 29, 2012

The new law replaces a previous regulation for assistance on tax matters and is based on standards set out by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Previously, Switzerland had differentiated between tax evasion and fraud, ...more »

Malacanang vows proposed sin tax law to provide competition among players in ...
The Online Zamboanga TimesFebruary 29, 2012

MANILA — Malacanang assured that the proposed sin tax law is designed to provide competition among all players in the tobacco industry. Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda issued the statement during the regular press briefing in Malacanang on ...more »

Governor signs private school tax credit bill into law
AZ Central.comFebruary 29, 2012

Jan Brewer signed into law today a bill that doubles the amount individual taxpayers can contribute to private school scholarship funds and reduce their tax obligation to the state. The current maximum private school scholarship tax credits are $503 ...more »

Bill Seeks Tax Breaks for Men (and Women) with Facial Hair
Chicago TribuneFebruary 29, 2012

The 19-year congressman rocks a white stache of his own and has agreed to send down the legislative pipeline the so-called "Stache Act"--a law that would give folks with mustaches up to a $250 tax credit every year. "He sent it over to Ways and Means ...more »

Orbitz, others win legal fight over hotel taxes
Crain's Chicago BusinessFebruary 29, 2012

(AP) — Hotel booking websites including Priceline, Travelocity, Expedia and Orbitz have prevailed against more than a hundred Tennessee counties and municipalities in a legal fight over hotel tax collections. A federal judge granted a summary judgment ...more »

Roscoe Bartlett supports mustaches, but not 'The 'Stache Act'
Washington Post (blog)February 29, 2012

The 'Stache Act — Stimulus to Allow for Critical Hair Expenses — is a proposal from AMI to give “a $250 annual tax deduction for every Mustached American for expenditures on mustache grooming supplies.” Sounds like a worthy cause, and one that would ...more »

Tax laws slated to change soon
Community Impact NewspaperFebruary 29, 2012

by CPA Dale Ross With tax law changes passed in 2010 set to expire after 2012, it can be important for individual income taxpayers to understand just what changes are taking place and when. After 2012, many provisions in the tax law revert back to what ...more »

WV State Law Library offering tax preparation services
WOWKFebruary 29, 2012

By Steve Adams, Producer - bio | email The State of West Virginia is offering tax preparation services for those that can't afford it. The State Law Library In Charleston, W.Va., is teaming with the Central West Virginia Volunteer Income Tax Assistance ...more »

Barclays Statement In Response To HM Treasury Tax Law Change
Here Is The CityFebruary 29, 2012

Barclays ensures that all transactions that it undertakes are fully in accordance with relevant tax law wherever it does business. In the UK we comply with the letter and spirit of all our obligations under the HMRC Code of Practice and have open and ...more »

Cantor's Small Business Break Adds to Complexity of Tax Code
BloombergFebruary 29, 2012

Chart: A Break for Small Businesses House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's goal of giving millions of small businesses an extra 20 percent tax deduction would add to the hundreds of targeted breaks in the US tax code, many of which Republicans have ...more »

Obama $250000 Tax Line Set by Three Numbers With Four Meanings
San Francisco ChronicleFebruary 29, 2012

29 (Bloomberg) -- In President Barack Obama's tax policy, $250000 means $250000 -- except when it means $247450 or $267500. Obama's simple 2008 campaign pledge to prevent tax increases for all but the highest earners has been transformed into tax-code...more »

Bloomberg BNA's Live Conference Provides Legal and Investment Insight Into ...
Bradenton HeraldFebruary 29, 2012

This conference will allow attendees to learn the best way to negotiate and structure investments in China and maximize their return on investment (ROI). Attendees will examine the latest tax law changes and their affect on companies doing business in ...more »

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