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Hail Damage Helps Sales and Use Tax Revenue Soar
KGWNOctober 1, 2011

Sales and use tax collections typically lag the point of sale by about two months, which means the work load from the hail storm events that happened in July are just now starting to show in the state's tax numbers. "We're seeing this work load ...more »

Freeport ready to renegotiate contract with RI government
Jakarta PostOctober 1, 2011

Despite the 2008 law on institution income tax stating that mining companies have pay only 25 percent institution income tax on its total profits, the contract stipulates that the company must pay 35 percent. Minerals and Coal Director General Thamrin ...more »

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Asset Protection
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I lied about being the biological dad
Jamaica ObserverOctober 10, 2011

Yes, you are a father in fact -- if not in law. It is a great pity that you and your family have been suffering for what was clearly a well-intentioned act on your part. But it was not legal as it is an offence to make a false declaration on oath. ...more »

Guardianship & Conservatorship
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Christenson's Ward 1, Malden update
Boston GlobeOctober 4, 2011

The Parents Advisory Council for Special Education will be holding a forum on Guardianship issues on Tuesday, Oct. 4 from 6:30–8:30 pm at the Linden School Cafeteria, 29 Wescott Street. * The Board of Health will be giving flu shots on Wednesday, ...more »

Charitable Trusts
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'Qamrul influencing trial of grenade cases'
Bangladesh News 24 hoursOctober 1, 2011

Why is the state minister for law talking about it?" the senior lawyer said and hinted that the minister had a hand in the creation of the statement. He added that the graft case filed against the opposition leader over the Zia Charitable Trust is also ...more »

Redwood City urged to permanently ban pots clubs Monday
San Jose Mercury NewsOctober 8, 2011

The federal government's one-two punch against California medical marijuana distributors this week bolsters the argument for prohibiting them in Redwood City, Mayor Jeff Ira said Friday. "The feds basically announced a full-court ...more »

Living Trusts
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Do Pet Owners Need a Will?
Fox BusinessOctober 14, 2011

Without legal provisions, in the event of your death, the pet would be considered an asset of the deceased's estate, and would be given to an heir once the assets were divided, which could take months. If a pet owner has no will and no living relatives ...more »

Estate Administration
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Appleby appoints Schrum head of private client and trusts
Royal GazetteOctober 10, 2011

She regularly speaks at trust conferences and is an active contributor to trust law journals and the wider press on estate planning topics. Ms Schrum is a member of STEP Bermuda and was on the committee of the STEP Bermuda branch for three years. ...more »

Power Of Attorney
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Bossini Intl Hldgs : Notice of Annual General Meeting
4-traders (press release)October 6, 2011

To be valid, the instrument appointing a proxy and the power of attorney or other authority, if any, under which it is signed, or a notarially certified copy of such power or authority, must be deposited at the Company's principal office at Level 1, ...more »

Paying tax should not be a chore
The ConnexionOctober 23, 2011

Some laws are incoherent; for example, a 2007 law exempted gifts to great-grandchildren from gifts tax, as long as they were adults and the giver was under 65. We have laws that reflect our society. It is not always the fault of the lawmakers; ...more »

Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
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Abramovich's Russia 'lacked law'
BBC NewsOctober 4, 2011

... alleging breach of trust and breach of contract. Mr Sumption told Mrs Justice Gloster that "quite extraordinary conditions" prevailed in Russia following the collapse of communism in 1992. "There was no rule of law," said Mr Sumption. ...more »

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