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Illegal but Taxable: Medical Marijuana Farming

Under federal law, income from growing medical marijuana is ill-gotten gain. It is, however, taxable, as is all income. In some states, growing cannabis is legal for medical purposes and in Colorado, it's legal – period.
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Boxer Manny Pacquiao Now Cornered by Two Tax Opponents

Boxer Manny Pacquiao had enough troubles holding off the tax authorities in his Filipino homeland. The BIR of the Republic of Philippines said he owed an enormous tax bill relating to income he earned fighting US matches in 2008 and 2009.
A&A

Integrated Reporting Framework Released by the IIRC

The IIRC issued a final framework for integrated reporting in an effort to promote a more cohesive and efficient approach to corporate business reporting as well as to improve the quality of information available to stakeholders.
Tax

Italian Taxmen Hound Soccer Player Diego Maradona to Pay Up

Diego Maradona took a chance returning to Italy this month where he was once a well-loved soccer star. When he visited back in 2009, the Italian tax authorities promptly confiscated two Rolex watches and a pair of earrings, valued at about $20,700.
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Beauty Jeane Napoles Bathes in Cash: Mom Swims in Legal Sewage

Young, beautiful Philippine designer Jeane Catherine Napoles filled a bathtub full with currency, climbed in, and took a photo of herself bathing bare in a sea of money. Then she posted it on social media.
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Crime Watch: October 18, 2013

Randolph Scott of Doylestown, Pennsylvania, an attorney whose practice included estate and probate matters, was charged by Indictment on October 3, 2013, with defrauding a client's estate of more than $1.7 million.
Technology

Xero Raises $150 Million to Fund US Expansion

New Zealand-based online accounting software provider Xero said on October 13 it has raised $150 million to fund a major expansion in the United States.
A&A

Differences between IFRS and CGAAP Values Widespread and Significant

A new report by the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA-Canada) reveals that the adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) has had a noticeable impact on the financial statements of Canadian-listed companies.
Tax

Beanie Babies at the Center of Tax Scandal?

Who would've ever thought Beanie Babies would emerge as part of a tax evasion scheme? Only in America. But on September 19, the billionaire creator of Beanie Babies, Ty Warner, was hit with charges of tax evasion.
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Messi Pays Tax in Full, Ahead of 9/17 Court Date

Spanish soccer star Lionel Messi and his father, Jorge Horacio Messi, protested their innocence when authorities accused them of filing false tax returns last June. Still, they agreed to pay additional taxes to settle the government's claims against them.
Practice

Baker Tilly Finalizes Acquisition of UK Firm RSM Tenon

Baker Tilly UK completed the acquisition of the trading operations of top-ten UK accounting and consulting services firm RSM Tenon on September 2, after Baker Tilly shareholders unanimously backed the plan.
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FATCA: United States and Switzerland Issue Joint Statement Re Tax Evasion Investigations

Switzerland has encouraged its banks to cooperate with new program that will require significant financial penalties and information sharing from banks that aided secret account holders.
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Crime Watch: August 30, 2013

The Justice Department announced August 20 that Teresa Marie Marty, Charles Tingler, and Victoria Tingler have been charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States and filing multimillion-dollar liens against government officials.
Tax

US Citizenship No Longer Worth Red Tape and High Taxes for Some

A surprising number of Americans living abroad are giving up and saying "uncle" to Uncle Sam. In quarter two of 2013, more Americans – 1,130 – renounced their citizenship than in all of 2012. That's in addition to 679 in the first quarter.
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'Hell's Kitchen' Star Feels Heat of Tax Scrutiny - UPDATE!

His familiar scowl appears in millions of homes every week as the star of MasterChef and Hell's Kitchen. But Gordon Ramsay may be scowling over more than culinary imperfections these days.
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Crime Watch: August 2, 2013

The Justice Department and IRS announced that John T. Hoang of Virginia pleaded guilty in federal district court in Washington, DC, to willfully aiding and assisting in the preparation of false income tax returns for tax year 2004.
Tax

Large Chunk of Taxes Taken from Mickelson's UK Winnings

Phil Mickelson recently had about as perfect a two weeks in the United Kingdom as any professional golfer could hope for. Unfortunately for him, approximately 61 percent of his winnings will go to taxes.
AccountingWEB Life

All Eyes Are on England for Royal Baby Watch

UPDATE: The baby who would be king has a name. He is George Alexander Louis and will be referred to as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.
Education & Careers

Kellogg School of Management Takes Top Spot in EMBA Ranking

The executive master's degree in business administration (EMBA) programs at Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management in Evanston, Illinois, took top honors in the inaugural EMBA ranking.
A&A

Joint Roundtable Meetings Set on Lease Accounting Proposal

The FASB and the IASB will host five joint public roundtable meetings in September and October on their revised proposals on lease accounting that were published in May.

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