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Suit says suicide followed IRS raid

http://www.jconline.com

A northern Indiana man whose wife committed suicide three days after Internal Revenue Service agents raided their home is suing the U.S. government for wrongful death. Denise Simon and her 10-year-old daughter were the only ones home when about 10 armed IRS agents raided their residence on Nov. 6, 2007.

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Teacher Defeats Traffic Ticket With The Power Of Math

http://consumerist.com

Have you ever suspected that your city or town is trying too hard to catch traffic scofflaws in the pursuit of ticket revenue? A Florida woman received a ticket based on evidence from a red light camera, but believed the ticket was unfair because the yellow light was too short. The power of math proved that she was correct..

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New Hampshire has some of the lowest taxes for retirees

http://finance.yahoo.com

If you're working 40 hours a week or more in a cubicle, then you might enjoy fantasizing about the luxury of retirement. Will you spend it on the beach, drink in hand? Or hiking through the National Parks? Do you want to move from gritty urban living to the country?

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Virginia's Voluntary Tax Scheme a Big Flop

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com

Since 2002, the fund has collected a grand total of just $12,887.04, which doesn’t even pay the salary of one part-time state employee.

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The IRS Comes Knocking...........for four cents

http://www.cbsnews.com

The IRS is wasting money chasing money we shouldn't be paying anyway!

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Cities Shortening Yellow Traffic Lights for Deadly Profit

http://www.alternet.org

Some cities have been shortening yellow lights to nab drivers with a ticket. But studies show that they're raking in the bucks at the expense of public safety.

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Texas exonerees fight income taxes on compensation

http://www.dallasnews.com

Man exonerated after 12 years of wrongful imprisonment. Received $600k in compensation from the state of Texas. The IRS originally told him that the money should be treated as if it were an insurance settlement for "pain and suffering". Now the IRS is coming after him for back taxes saying the money should be treated as "lost wages".

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Town to charge per 911 call

http://www.nytimes.com

A small news item from Tracy, Calif., caught my eye last week. Local station CBS 13 reported: “Tracy residents will now have to pay every time they call 911 for a medical emergency. But there are a couple of options. Residents can pay a $48 voluntary fee for the year, which allows them to call 911 as many times as necessary. Or there’s the option of not signing up for the annual fee. Instead they will be charged $300 if they make a call for help.”

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California lawmaker introduces soda tax bill

http://news.yahoo.com

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A California lawmaker introduced legislation on Thursday that would tax sodas and other sugar-sweetened drinks and use the proceeds to bankroll programs to fight childhood obesity.
The bill, introduced by Democratic Senate Majority Leader Dean Florez, would slap a 1-cent levy on every teaspoon of added sugar and other caloric sweeteners in commercial beverages sold.

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Pro Golfer Thorpe Sentenced to Prison for Tax Evasion

http://www.bloomberg.com

Professional golfer Jim Thorpe, who has won more than $15 million in his career, was sentenced to one year in prison for failing to pay U.S. income taxes for three years.

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