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  Internal Revenue Service
IRS urges taxpayers to choose e-file or Free File and to take advantage of tax breaks.
Tax Relief May be Available for Some Who Lose Homes
Members of the public are receiving phony e-mails falsely claiming to come from the IRS.
www.irs.gov   (57 words)

  Tax Division Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Tax Division attorneys work closely with the Internal Revenue Service and United States Attorneys to develop tax administration policies; handle civil trial and appellate litigation in federal and state courts; pursue federal grand jury investigations; and handle criminal prosecutions and appeals.
Tax Division attorneys seek to secure correct, uniform and fair interpretations of the internal revenue laws in federal district and appellate courts and to ensure that uniform standards are applied in criminal tax prosecutions.
Prosecutors conduct criminal tax investigations with the assistance of the IRS Criminal Investigation Division and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.
www.usdoj.gov /tax   (1873 words)

  e-tax essentials
If you have not yet lodged your 2006 tax return or baby bonus claim and you have simple tax affairs, you may be eligible to use the short tax return or baby bonus phone lodgment service.
If you are entitled to 30% child care tax rebate for 2006 but are not required to lodge a tax return, you can transfer your entitlement to your spouse.
Tax return essentials - to find out if you need to lodge or for more information about preparing your tax return.
www.ato.gov.au /etax   (351 words)

  Tax - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An important feature of tax systems is whether they are proportional tax (the tax as a percentage of income is constant over all income levels), progressive tax (the tax as a percentage of income rises as income rises), or regressive tax (the tax as a percentage of income falls as income rises).
Examples of retirement taxes include the FICA tax, a payroll tax that is collected from employers and employees in the United States to fund the country's Social Security system; and the National Insurance Contributions (NICs) collected from employers and employees in the United Kingdom to fund the country's national insurance system.
A carbon tax is a tax on the consumption of carbon-based non-renewable fuels, such as petrol, diesel-fuel, jet fuels and natural gas.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tax   (5675 words)

 HighBeam Encyclopedia - income tax
The first income tax in the United States was imposed in 1864, during the Civil War, but was discontinued in 1872.
In the United States, the income tax law of 1894 was declared unconstitutional on the grounds that it was a direct tax not apportioned according to state population.
Under changes enacted in 1997, the tax rate on most long-term capital gains is 20%—10% for people in the 15% tax bracket; the rate is slightly lower for investments held at least five years.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/i1/incometa.asp   (828 words)

 Tax Protester FAQ
The federal income tax is unconstitutional because it is a "direct tax" that must be apportioned among the states in accordance with the census.
The court decisions against tax protesters are all rendered by ignorant, corrupt judges who have a vested interest in maintaining the status quo because their salaries are paid by the income tax and they are not going to bite the hand that feeds them.
Tax protesters (and white supremecists) also argue that the phrase "subject to the jurisdiction thereof" excludes those born within the states of the United States because only those born in the District of Columbia and the territories of the United States are "subject to the jurisdiction" of the federal government.
evans-legal.com /dan/tpfaq.html   (17318 words)

 The Tax Foundation -
However, 2006’s Tax Freedom Day is still considerably earlier than it was in 2000, when the economic boom, the tech bubble and higher tax rates pushed tax burdens to a record high, and Tax Freedom Day was postponed until May 3.
In most of these states, Tax Freedom Day is early because of a large number of low-income taxpayers who pay most of their federal income taxes at the lower rates, 10% and 15%.
Tax Freedom Day is calculated by dividing the official government tally of all taxes collected in each year by the official government tally of all income earned in each year.
www.taxfoundation.org /taxfreedomday.html   (1303 words)

 2.2.1: Delaware Organization Franchise Tax - Encyclopedia - Library - VC Experts
While a limited liability company does require a central filing with the state secretary and the payment of a fee, the fees are more modest than those charged for the limited liability afforded to those operating in the corporate form.
The annual franchise tax in Delaware is a prime source of heart failure for entrepreneurs having organized Delaware corporate entities and authorized the deemed necessary amount of shares...
The problem is that, on its face, the franchise tax is calculated on the number of authorized shares which, given...
vcexperts.com /vce/library/encyclopedia/documents_view.asp?document_id=200   (426 words)

 Ernst & Young Services: Tax
Though the long-anticipated TP rules will affect multinational companies across industries, tax authorities worldwide are inclined to focus on pharmaceutical companies because of their significant tax base and the complexity of transactions across the sector.
Our network of EU tax specialists issue a range of materials, to keep you up to date with the latest news on EU case law and court proceedings.
Tax functions across the world are responding more to increasing scrutiny and pressure from regulators and other pressures.
www.ey.com /tax   (1126 words)

 Retirees to benefit from restoration of tax provision | Chicago Tribune   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Retirees who live in states with no income tax received a break this month when Congress extended the sales-tax deduction, capping a big year in tax changes for retirement savers and those already living off their nest eggs.
Handicapping future tax rates is never an easy task for long-term savers, but with rates at relative lows, many advisers are telling clients to plan finances as if rates are moving higher in the future.
Rising income tax rates would mean fewer people falling into the alternative minimum tax structure, because they are required to pay the higher of the two possible rates.
www.chicagotribune.com /business/chi-061224retiree-tax-story,0,5597246.story   (899 words)

 TurboTax® Online Taxes, Income Tax Software, Tax Preparation, File Taxes Online, Tax Return, Tax Filing
The average TurboTax federal refund last year was $2,265
Get your tax questions answered in 24 to 48 hours by a live tax professional.
Find out how TurboTax handles changes in your tax situation.
turbotax.intuit.com   (293 words)

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Tax dispute resolution — We successfully resolve tax disputes with revenue authorities throughout the world by strategically employing a wide variety of administrative dispute resolution techniques and, when necessary, by aggressively advocating our client's position in litigation in the appropriate court.
VAT/GST and indirect taxes — We provide international and domestic VAT planning in relation to sales structures, VAT advice regarding any supply of goods or services, as well as in the context of transactional work such as mergers and acquisitions, property and financial services.
Private banking tax advice — Though our International Private Banking Group, we provide domestic and international tax, succession, regulatory, compliance and related services to private banks, trustees, wealth management professionals and the families they and we serve.
www.bakernet.com /BakerNet/Practice/Tax/default.htm   (444 words)

Both Jersey and Guernsey have opted to withhold tax on savings income paid to EU resident individuals with effect from 1 July 2005 in line with the Directive.
It is proposed that the income tax rate for businesses and corporate entities in the Island will be reduced to 0% (10% for those businesses regulated by the Jersey Financial Services Commission), with effect from 2009.
It is proposed that the income tax rate for businesses and corporate entities in the Island will be reduced to 0% (10% for those businesses regulated by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission), with effect from 2008.
www.ey.com /GLOBAL/content.nsf/Channel_Islands/Services_Tax   (345 words)

 Tax Information for Individuals
Before you decide not to file your tax return on time or not pay all of your taxes when they are due, consider this.
ITIN is a tax processing number that became available July 1, 1996, for certain nonresident and resident aliens, their spouse and dependents.
Check out the latest changes on our published tax forms and publications and get a heads up on tax law changes that will be reflected in future revisions of tax products.
www.irs.ustreas.gov /individuals   (881 words)

 Tax news and advice from Bankrate.com
Taxes rank right up there with death in life's short list of inevitabilities.
When sharing taxes might not be such a good idea
Adjust your payroll withholding to hang on to more of your earnings.
www.bankrate.com /brm/news/news_taxes_home.asp   (160 words)

 The Encyclopedia of Taxation and Tax Policy, Second Edition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
More than 150 tax practitioners and administrators, policymakers, and academics have contributed.
The first edition of The Encyclopedia of Taxation and Tax Policy was selected as an Outstanding Academic Book of the Year (1999) by Choice magazine.
The Encyclopedia of Taxation and Tax Policy, Second Edition, edited by Joseph J. Cordes, Robert D. Ebel, and Jane G. Gravelle, is available from the Urban Institute Press (paper, 6" x 9", 518 pages, ISBN 0-87766-752-7, $75.00).
www.urban.org /pubs/ttp   (190 words)

 Forms and Publications   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
540/540A - California resident income tax form, related forms and instructions.
Tax tables and rate schedules for individual income tax.
Related Forms - List of forms from other state agencies and the IRS covering sales/use tax, property tax, special taxes, and payroll tax.
www.ftb.ca.gov /forms   (82 words)

The Tax Department assesses the County land transfer tax and collects lodging taxes from hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, campgrounds, and vacation cottages.
Property taxes are based on the assessed value of land, buildings, and personal property.
This value is determined by the Tax Department and is the actual value on the date of the last county-wide revaluation.
www.co.currituck.nc.us /tax/tax.aspx   (434 words)

 Independent Online Edition > Tax
Today is the deadline for filling in your tax return if you want HM Revenue and Customs to calculate your tax liability for you.
Blick Rothenberg, the London-based tax specialist, is warning that employees could have to pay tax on the value of food and drink provided by their bosses at World Cup parties.
A new "impact tax" levied on second homes in Britain's rural hotspots would help ease the housing crisis for local residents, a government-commissioned report has proposed.
money.independent.co.uk /personal_finance/tax   (731 words)

 Corporate Counsel Center - Tax
Federation of Tax Administrators Provides services to state tax authorities and administrators, and represents the interests of state tax administrators before federal policymakers where appropriate.
Multistate Tax Commission Organization of state governments that works with taxpayers to administer tax laws that apply to multistate and multinational enterprises.
Streamlined Sales Tax System for the 21st Century Project to develop measures to design, test and implement a sales and use tax system that simplifies sales and use taxes.
corporate.findlaw.com /industry/tax/index.html   (454 words)

 Online Tax Advice - Tax Preparation Help - Income Tax Tips
Advocates for small businesses tell the IRS that efforts to close tax gap will burden small businesses and alienate taxpayers who are doing their best.
If you’re ready to enjoy some tax rules that work in your favor, read Marshall Loeb’s tip on how to convert your vacation into a tax deduction, plus read our story on where to find tax help on the Web, all on this week’s Tax pages.
She notes that even one day’s work or, say, a professional development seminar for which you were paid, may fall under another state’s tax laws.
www.marketwatch.com /pf/taxes/default.asp?siteid=mktw   (655 words)

 Personal tax advice from the Inland Revenue - online tax guide - Interactive Investor
When it comes to investing your money it makes sense to save as much as you can on the tax you have to pay.
With 24/7 access to your portfolio and the ability to invest online or by phone (for the same price), our Self-Select ISA is the most flexible way to invest in shares and funds, tax efficiently.
The chances are you're paying far too much tax, but it doesn't have to be this way.
www.iii.co.uk /tax   (414 words)

 Tax Services - Deloitte & Touche USA LLP
According to top tax executives across the United States, the most important attributes of a tax advisory firm are service responsiveness, the ability to implement proposed solutions, a reputation for quality and how deeply it understands your business.
Discover why so many leading companies of all sizes, private and public, rely on us as their tax advisor year after year.
Our popular Dbriefs series will expand to help supplement tax education on campus with 10 new webcasts about how tax operates in today’s corporations and professional firms.
www.deloitte.com /dtt/section_node/0,1042,sid=2152,00.html   (302 words)

 American Bar Association: Section of Taxation
As the national representative of the legal profession, the mission of the ABA Section of Taxation is to serve our members and the public through education and leadership to achieve an equitable, efficient, and workable tax system.
The program provides one law school professor per year the opportunity to apply his or her scholarly experience, research and writing in tax law to the full range of technical legal work and litigation handled by the Office of Chief Counsel by serving full-time on the Chief Counsel’s immediate staff for a full academic year.
This prestigious position will enhance the professor’s stature within the tax bar and provide him or her the ability to serve the public and the law by meaningfully contributing to the development of tax policy, as well as to attain a comprehensive understanding of the Office of Chief Counsel.
www.abanet.org /tax   (737 words)

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