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Idaho tobacco tax increase rejected

Idaho smokers can breathe easy, as Republican state lawmakers rejected an effort to raise the state’s tobacco tax by $1.25 for a pack of cigarettes. The plan, floated by the American Cancer Society and other health organizations, has been discussed ...

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U.S. Tax Court: Attorney can’t deduct travel expenses (access required)

A California lawyer thought he could deduct $11,320 for travel expenses when he filed his 2007 federal income taxes. March 5, the U.S. Tax Court gave him the bad news that he wasn’t entitled to deduct any of it. In ...

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Tax Court: Attorney can’t deduct travel expenses (access required)

A California lawyer thought he could deduct $11,320 for travel expenses when he filed his 2007 federal income taxes. The U.S. Tax Court gave him the bad news that he wasn’t entitled to deduct any of it. In 2007, Arnold ...

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February tax revenue tops state forecast

Idaho’s tax revenue through the first eight months of the fiscal year 2012 is $32.7 million ahead of forecasts after strong collections in February were combined with lower-than-expected refunds. Through February, Idaho has collected $1.64 billion, well above the $1.5 ...

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No GOP presidential polls in Idaho (access required)

Republican presidential candidates have paid lots of attention to Idaho in the 2012 presidential election process, but pollsters have ignored the state, not releasing a single public poll for the March 6 caucus. Reasons for the lack of polls include ...

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Proposed White House budget outlines legal priorities (access required)

The proposed fiscal 2013 budget released by the White House in February outlines a number of the administration’s priorities related to lawyers, from an increase in enforcement of federal employment and labor laws to more focused attention on food and ...

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