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Bits ’n Pieces – GOP Obamacare dilemma hits presidential contest; LA losing $20 million a year; Rubio to Detroit; NY trying to create affordable housing; Cadillac tax plan, another perspective

Bits ’n Pieces – GOP Obamacare dilemma hits presidential contest; LA losing $20 million a year; Rubio to Detroit; NY trying to create affordable housing; Cadillac tax plan, another perspective

Republicans’ Obamacare ‘repeal and replace’ dilemma joins presidential contest. By David A. Fahrenthold and Jenna Johnson – The Washington Post. Since 2010, Republicans have pledged a legislative backflip that would please conservatives who despise the law’s every word and moderates who want to keep some of its benefits. They haven’t been able to do it. […]

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Disaster Victims In Texas Qualify For Tax Relief

Disaster Victims In Texas Qualify For Tax Relief

IRS has announced on its website that victims of severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding in counties of Texas that are designated as federal disaster areas qualifying for individual assistance have more time to make tax payments and file returns. Certain other time-sensitive acts also are postponed. This article summarizes the relief that’s available […]

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Disaster victims in Kentucky qualify for tax relief

Disaster victims in Kentucky qualify for tax relief

IRS has announced on its website that victims of severe storms, tornadoes, flooding, landslides, and mudslides in counties of Kentucky that are designated as federal disaster areas qualifying for individual assistance have more time to make tax payments and file returns. Certain other time-sensitive acts also are postponed. This article summarizes the relief that’s available […]

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Michigan Companies to Pay $3.8 Million to Resolve Allegations of Falsely Claiming Disadvantaged Business Credits

Michigan Companies to Pay $3.8 Million to Resolve Allegations of Falsely Claiming Disadvantaged Business Credits

Michigan Companies to Pay $3.8 Million to Resolve Allegations of Falsely Claiming Disadvantaged Business Credits, as reported in the press release of the DOJ. The Justice Department announced today that two related entities, Michigan-based Cadillac Asphalt LLC (Cadillac) and Michigan Paving and Materials Co. (MPM), have agreed to pay $3.8 million to resolve allegations that […]

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SEC Announces Fraud Charges Against Detroit-Based Money Market Fund Manager

SEC Announces Fraud Charges Against Detroit-Based Money Market Fund Manager

As reported by the SEC, SEC Announces Fraud Charges Against Detroit-Based Money Market Fund Manager.  The Securities and Exchange Commission announced fraud charges against a Detroit-based investment advisory firm and a portfolio manager for deceiving the trustees of a money market fund and failing to comply with rules that limit risk in a money market […]

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Employers in 13 states will face higher 2013 FUTA rates

Employers in 13 states will face higher 2013 FUTA rates

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued the final list of states for which employers will not be eligible to claim the maximum amount of state unemployment tax credits on their 2013 federal unemployment (FUTA) tax return because the state has had an outstanding federal unemployment insurance (UI) loan for at least two years. […]

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Former Owner of Liquor Store Pleads Guilty to Tax Crime and Selling Cutting Agents to Local Drug Dealers

Former Owner of Liquor Store Pleads Guilty to Tax Crime and Selling Cutting Agents to Local Drug Dealers

Per the DOJ Press Release, Southfield, Mich., resident Bashar Saroki pleaded guilty to filing a false tax return and selling drug paraphernalia, the Justice Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced. According to court documents, Saroki controlled and operated Golden Star Party Store, a liquor store that was located in Detroit.  From 2007 through […]

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Jobless Benefits Shrink—Unevenly in United States and Other States such as North Carolina and Michigan

Jobless Benefits Shrink—Unevenly in United States and Other States such as North Carolina and Michigan

As reported in the WS Journal, workers across the country are seeing the length of their jobless benefits pared back, a shakeout that is playing out unevenly and pinching people in states still struggling with unemployment above the national average. The changes in benefits are partly the result of an improving job market but are […]

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Meet Paul Raymond

Meet Paul Raymond

Mr. Raymond is a sought after speaker in tax controversy law by many attorney, accountant, and business groups and at the request of the Internal Revenue Service, has presented programs at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum, attended by tax professionals throughout the United States.

Additionally, he continues to be an active member in the Section of Taxation, American Bar Association, where he was the Past Chair of the Employment Taxes Committee.

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